BELGRADE – Red Star and AC Milan settled for a 2-2 draw in their UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg tie on Thursday.

Milan twice had the ball in the net early in the first half, though both strikes were ruled out by VAR.

However, an own goal from Red Star’s Radovan Pankov put Milan in front in the 42nd minute, with the score remaining 1-0 at half-time.

In the second half, Guelor Kanga equalized with a penalty in the 52nd minute.

Theo Hernandez put Milan back in front on the hour mark with another penalty.

But just when victory seemed certain for the Italian team, Milan Pavkov equalized in stoppage time with a header from a corner.

The two teams will meet again for the second leg in Italy next Thursday.