Milan beats Panathinaikos on penalties

Daniele Bonera scored in a penalty shootout to give AC Milan a

victory over Greek champion Panathinaikos after neither team scored

during regulation time in a friendly match Friday.

After the first seven penalty-takers scored, Panathinaikos’

Antonios Petropoulas shot wide, allowing Bonera to clinch the game

5-3 in the shootout.

Panathinaikos dominated the match, but Djibril Cisse had a

first-half goal disallowed after being called offside.

Panathinaikos also lost what appeared to be a legitimate goal in

the 55th minute when Sidney Govou’s shot off the crossbar crossed

the line before being cleared by Bonera. The referee did not give

the goal.

The game, which drew an announced crowd of 30,514 at the Pontiac

Silverdome, was played on a temporary grass field like the one used

for the 1994 World Cup.

American defender Oguchi Onyewu did not play for Milan while

continuing to recover from a knee injury that cost him most of last

season and limited him in this summer’s World Cup.