UEFA Champions League

AC Milan vs Newcastle United, 2023-24 UEFA Champions League, Group Stage

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Newcastle hold Milan to draw at San Siro in UCL return

Newcastle United marked their return to the Champions League after a two-decade absence with a hard-fought 0-0 draw with AC Milan at San Siro on Tuesday, as the Serie A club spurned numerous opportunities in the Group F opener.

Match Commentary

  • 0': Lineups are announced and players are warming up.
  • 0': First Half begins.
  • 1': Hand ball by Kieran Trippier (Newcastle United).
  • 1': Foul by Sandro Tonali (Newcastle United).
  • 1': Ruben Loftus-Cheek (AC Milan) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 3': Offside, Newcastle United. Nick Pope tries a through ball, but Alexander Isak is caught offside.
  • 4': Attempt saved. Rafael Leão (AC Milan) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Théo Hernández.
  • 4': Anthony Gordon (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 4': Foul by Davide Calabria (AC Milan).
  • 7': Foul by Sean Longstaff (Newcastle United).
  • 7': Rafael Leão (AC Milan) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 9': Offside, AC Milan. Ruben Loftus-Cheek tries a through ball, but Samuel Chukwueze is caught offside.
  • 11': Foul by Sean Longstaff (Newcastle United).
  • 11': Théo Hernández (AC Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 12': Foul by Tommaso Pobega (AC Milan).
  • 12': Jacob Murphy (Newcastle United) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 13': Attempt saved. Tommaso Pobega (AC Milan) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Rade Krunic.
  • 13': Attempt saved. Samuel Chukwueze (AC Milan) header from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Rafael Leão with a cross.
  • 14': Attempt saved. Olivier Giroud (AC Milan) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner.
  • 14': Corner, AC Milan. Conceded by Nick Pope.
  • 14': Attempt missed. Ruben Loftus-Cheek (AC Milan) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Rade Krunic with a cross following a corner.
  • 17': Alexander Isak (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 17': Foul by Malick Thiaw (AC Milan).
  • 18': Attempt saved. Rade Krunic (AC Milan) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
  • 18': Corner, AC Milan. Conceded by Nick Pope.
  • 19': Attempt saved. Théo Hernández (AC Milan) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Rade Krunic with a cross.
  • 19': Corner, AC Milan. Conceded by Nick Pope.
  • 20': Attempt missed. Ruben Loftus-Cheek (AC Milan) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Rade Krunic with a cross following a corner.
  • 20': Attempt missed. Ruben Loftus-Cheek (AC Milan) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Théo Hernández.
  • 22': Offside, Newcastle United. Kieran Trippier tries a through ball, but Jacob Murphy is caught offside.
  • 24': Foul by Sandro Tonali (Newcastle United).
  • 24': Ruben Loftus-Cheek (AC Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 28': Foul by Olivier Giroud (AC Milan).
  • 28': Kieran Trippier (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 29': Anthony Gordon (Newcastle United) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 29': Foul by Davide Calabria (AC Milan).
  • 31': Attempt missed. Olivier Giroud (AC Milan) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Théo Hernández with a cross.
  • 33': Bruno Guimarães (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 33': Foul by Ruben Loftus-Cheek (AC Milan).
  • 34': Attempt blocked. Tommaso Pobega (AC Milan) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Samuel Chukwueze.
  • 34': Attempt blocked. Tommaso Pobega (AC Milan) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
  • 34': Attempt blocked. Ruben Loftus-Cheek (AC Milan) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
  • 34': Corner, AC Milan. Conceded by Dan Burn.
  • 34': Attempt missed. Malick Thiaw (AC Milan) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Rade Krunic with a cross following a corner.
  • 35': Offside, AC Milan. Mike Maignan tries a through ball, but Olivier Giroud is caught offside.
  • 37': Bruno Guimarães (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 37': Foul by Ruben Loftus-Cheek (AC Milan).
  • 37': Attempt missed. Samuel Chukwueze (AC Milan) header from the right side of the six yard box is too high. Assisted by Rafael Leão with a headed pass.
  • 38': Attempt blocked. Anthony Gordon (Newcastle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Sean Longstaff.
  • 39': Bruno Guimarães (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 39': Foul by Ruben Loftus-Cheek (AC Milan).
  • 40': Davide Calabria (AC Milan) is shown the yellow card.
  • 41': Attempt missed. Jacob Murphy (Newcastle United) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Alexander Isak.
  • 42': Alexander Isak (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 42': Foul by Malick Thiaw (AC Milan).
  • 43': Offside, AC Milan. Malick Thiaw tries a through ball, but Rafael Leão is caught offside.
  • 44': Foul by Dan Burn (Newcastle United).
  • 44': Samuel Chukwueze (AC Milan) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 45'+1': First Half ends, AC Milan 0, Newcastle United 0.
  • 45': Second Half begins AC Milan 0, Newcastle United 0.
  • 45': Substitution, AC Milan. Alessandro Florenzi replaces Davide Calabria.
  • 46': Offside, AC Milan. Olivier Giroud tries a through ball, but Samuel Chukwueze is caught offside.
  • 47': Alexander Isak (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 47': Foul by Samuel Chukwueze (AC Milan).
  • 47': Attempt blocked. Sandro Tonali (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Anthony Gordon.
  • 49': Foul by Fabian Schär (Newcastle United).
  • 49': Tommaso Pobega (AC Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 49': Fabian Schär (Newcastle United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 50': Foul by Tommaso Pobega (AC Milan).
  • 50': Sean Longstaff (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 51': Attempt missed. Jacob Murphy (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Anthony Gordon.
  • 52': Foul by Dan Burn (Newcastle United).
  • 52': Olivier Giroud (AC Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 52': Attempt missed. Alessandro Florenzi (AC Milan) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Rade Krunic.
  • 55': Foul by Sandro Tonali (Newcastle United).
  • 55': Ruben Loftus-Cheek (AC Milan) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 56': Foul by Sandro Tonali (Newcastle United).
  • 56': Samuel Chukwueze (AC Milan) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 57': Foul by Bruno Guimarães (Newcastle United).
  • 57': Théo Hernández (AC Milan) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 58': Foul by Fikayo Tomori (AC Milan).
  • 58': Jacob Murphy (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 60': Foul by Anthony Gordon (Newcastle United).
  • 60': Rade Krunic (AC Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 61': Offside, Newcastle United. Bruno Guimarães tries a through ball, but Sandro Tonali is caught offside.
  • 61': Substitution, AC Milan. Christian Pulisic replaces Samuel Chukwueze.
  • 61': Substitution, AC Milan. Tijjani Reijnders replaces Tommaso Pobega.
  • 63': Substitution, Newcastle United. Callum Wilson replaces Jacob Murphy.
  • 63': Substitution, Newcastle United. Miguel Almirón replaces Anthony Gordon.
  • 64': Attempt saved. Tijjani Reijnders (AC Milan) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Rade Krunic.
  • 69': Alexander Isak (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 69': Foul by Christian Pulisic (AC Milan).
  • 70': Attempt blocked. Théo Hernández (AC Milan) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 71': Delay in match because of an injury Ruben Loftus-Cheek (AC Milan).
  • 72': Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 72': Substitution, AC Milan. Yunus Musah replaces Ruben Loftus-Cheek because of an injury.
  • 72': Substitution, Newcastle United. Elliot Anderson replaces Sandro Tonali because of an injury.
  • 74': Attempt missed. Rafael Leão (AC Milan) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Alessandro Florenzi with a cross.
  • 75': Corner, AC Milan. Conceded by Miguel Almirón.
  • 76': Attempt blocked. Christian Pulisic (AC Milan) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
  • 76': Attempt blocked. Théo Hernández (AC Milan) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 78': Attempt missed. Théo Hernández (AC Milan) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is too high. Assisted by Alessandro Florenzi with a cross.
  • 79': Delay in match because of an injury Mike Maignan (AC Milan).
  • 81': Substitution, AC Milan. Marco Sportiello replaces Mike Maignan because of an injury.
  • 81': Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 82': Bruno Guimarães (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 82': Foul by Yunus Musah (AC Milan).
  • 82': Yunus Musah (AC Milan) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 82': Attempt missed. Dan Burn (Newcastle United) header from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Kieran Trippier following a set piece situation.
  • 83': Foul by Olivier Giroud (AC Milan).
  • 83': Sean Longstaff (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 83': Olivier Giroud (AC Milan) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 87': Attempt blocked. Christian Pulisic (AC Milan) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.
  • 88': Attempt saved. Olivier Giroud (AC Milan) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Théo Hernández.
  • 89': Rade Krunic (AC Milan) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 89': Foul by Elliot Anderson (Newcastle United).
  • 89': Rade Krunic (AC Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 90'+1': Substitution, Newcastle United. Harvey Barnes replaces Alexander Isak.
  • 90'+1': Corner, AC Milan. Conceded by Fabian Schär.
  • 90'+2': Attempt missed. Tijjani Reijnders (AC Milan) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Fikayo Tomori.
  • 90'+2': Elliot Anderson (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 90'+2': Foul by Rade Krunic (AC Milan).
  • 90'+5': Attempt saved. Sean Longstaff (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Elliot Anderson.
  • 90'+5': Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Marco Sportiello.
  • 90'+6': Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Marco Sportiello.
  • 90'+6': Second Half ends, AC Milan 0, Newcastle United 0.
  • 0': Match ends, AC Milan 0, Newcastle United 0.

Statistics

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13 Fouls 16
1 Yellow Cards 4
0 Red Cards 0
3 Offsides 4
2 Corner Kicks 6
8 Saves 1
47.5 Possession 52.5
6 SHOTS 25
1 ON GOAL 9
0.2 On Target % 0.4
0 Penalty Goals 0
0 Penalty Kicks Taken 0
319 Accurate Passes 339
377 Passes 404
0.8 Pass Completion % 0.8
0 Accurate Crosses 10
7 Crosses 24
0.0 Cross % 0.4
42 Long Balls 53
23 Accurate Long Balls 33
0.5 Long Balls % 0.6
2 Blocked Shots 6
11 Effective Tackles 1
17 Tackles 14
0.6 Tackle % 0.1
2 Interceptions 5
25 Effective Clearances 13
25 Clearances 13

Game Information

Competition: UEFA Champions League

Venue: Stadio Giuseppe Meazza
Location: Milano, Italy
Attendance: 65,695

UEFA Champions League Standings

# TEAM GP GD PTS
1 Arsenal 6 +12 13
2 PSV Eindhoven 6 -2 9
3 Lens 6 -5 8
4 Sevilla 6 -5 2
Full Standings

Line-Ups

MIL AC Milan (4-3-3)

No. Name
16 Mike Maignan (GK)
23 Fikayo Tomori
28 Malick Thiaw
19 Theo Hernández
2 Davide Calabria Yellow Card
33 Rade Krunic Yellow Card
32 Tommaso Pobega
8 Ruben Loftus-Cheek
9 Olivier Giroud Yellow Card
10 Rafael Leão
21 Samuel Chukwueze

NEW Newcastle United (4-3-3)

No. Name
22 Nick Pope (GK)
4 Sven Botman
5 Fabian Schär Yellow Card
33 Dan Burn
2 Kieran Trippier
39 Bruno Guimarães
8 Sandro Tonali
36 Sean Longstaff
14 Alexander Isak
10 Anthony Gordon
23 Jacob Murphy

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