AC Milan is on the way to becoming a European power again after a turbulent period marked by Silvio Berlusconi’s ownership and financial problems.
The seven-time continental champion reached the Champions League last four with a 1-1 draw at Napoli, thanks to a first-half goal from Olivier Giroud.
Milan goalkeeper Mike Maignan then saved a late penalty from Khvicha Kvaratskhelia, with Giroud also having a penalty kick saved before his goal.
Victor Osimhen equalized in stoppage time. AC Milan’s semifinal opponent will be either city rival Inter Milan or Benfica.
Madrid beat Chelsea 2-0 to eliminate them from the other half of the draw. Rodrygo scored two goals in the second half to stop a spirited Chelsea comeback.
Madrid can continue its quest for more glory in a competition it has won a record 14 times, with either Manchester City or Bayern Munich to come in the next round.
Chelsea’s miserable campaign is now destined to end without a trophy.