AC Milan draws at Parma to loosen hold on CL spot

AC Milan's hold on a Champions League spot is in jeopardy following a 1-1 draw at Parma in Serie A on Saturday.

Samu Castillejo headed in for Milan midway through the second half before center back Bruno Alves curled in a spectacular free kick to equalize three minutes from time.

Milan remained in fourth place — the last Champions League spot — but risked being overtaken by Roma if the Giallorossi win at third-place Inter Milan later.

Parma moved up to 13th, seven points above the drop zone, in its first top-flight campaign in four years.

Alves' curler was his second goal from a direct free kick this season, a feat unmatched by other defenders in Europe's five leading leagues — including England, France, Spain and Germany.

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