Zapata: We deserved the draw

Cristian Zapata says AC Milan deserved to pick up a point after his late goal secured a 2-2 draw against city rivals Inter Milan.

Antonio Candreva opened the scoring on 36 minutes with Mauro Icardi adding a second on 44 minutes. Alessio Romagnoli got Milan back into the game with his 83rd minute goal, and Zapata netted just beyond the five added stoppage time minutes.

The result left Vincenzo Montella's side in sixth place on 58 points, just one point behind Atalanta.

After the match, Zapata told Premium Sport: "It was a very intense derby. Both teams played very well, but we deserved the draw."

Zapata added that there were the usual derby shenanigans while admitting their ambitions at this stage of the season are to qualify for the Europa League.

"It's normal [they try to waste time], they were winning 2-0. But we never gave up and in the end we managed to equalise.

"We defend this shirt and we fight in every game. We are on the right track.

"We are going for the Europa League, we demonstrated that."

Zapata added that he was delighted to have scored as he turned home a Carlos Bacca flick from Suso's late corner.

And with Gary Medel seeming to have cleared the ball off the line, goal-line technology was used to award the goal.

Zapata concluded: "I did my best. I just got the tip of my toe on it. I'm happy to have scored.