Date: 13th December 2018 at 11:39pm
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After AC Milan were knocked out the Europa League, the Rossoneri director general Leonardo feels the team were unjustly eliminated, with the decisive penalty non-existent, and also pointed out noise from the crowd.

Two goals in a nine minute period in the second half through Pape Abou Cisse, and a Cristian Zapata own goal put Olympiacos in the driving seat. But the Milan defender put one in at the other end, only for a Kostas Fortounis penalty to send the Greeks into the Round of 32.

“We will have to evaluate everything after being eliminated from he Europa League,” Leonardo told Sky Sport Italia.

“The penalty looked non-existent to me, as did the play for the corner kick, from which they scored.

“It wasn’t a penalty, and there was also an incredible noise every time we attacked, which, according to the regulations isn’t allowed. You cannot use any tools to disturb the opponents.

“The noise bothered everyone, and it got worse towards the end of the game and put us in trouble. They are errors which determine results, so it is difficult to be happy.

“The referee should have stopped game due to the noise. They [UEFA] allowed that situation to put us in trouble.

“Today we were three points ahead of Olympiacos, it was difficult for them, and all these incidents influenced the result.

“We have lots to improve on, and several players have to improve, but I wouldn’t want to make excuses. This elimination is unjust.”