The San Siro Stadium of Milan saw their team draw against the Magpies in a goalless encounter. Milan created a lot of goal scoring opportunities, especially in the first half but couldn't capitalize on it which led Newcastle to share the points of the match. It was a goalless draw and the match was as frustrating as it sounds.
Match no. : 1
Date : 19 September 2023
Venue : San Siro Stadium, Milan, Italy
Time : 10:15 pm IST
First Half begins!
Milan and Newcastle meet for the first time in the Champions League.
03'| Leao takes a shot
Rafael Leao tried his luck and took a shot from outside the book but failed to test the keeper.
05'| Newcastle on the counter
Newcastle are venturing forward through a nice passage of play and is trying to catch Milan on the break.
08'| Safe start by both the teams
A decent start by both the teams have been witnessed till now.
10'| Good play by Gordon
Anthony Gordon did everything right and took advantage of his pace to beat the defenders but couldn't manage to deliver a good cross.
12'| Double save by Pope
Nick Pope pulled off two fine saves, one from Pobega which was hit from outside of the box and the second was from Chukwueza's head and, denied Milan a chance to take the lead.
14'| Another save by Pope
Giroud forced an instinctive save by Nick Pope and failed to give Milan the lead.
18'| Corner for Milan
Pope conceded a corner from a swinging shot.
20'| Pope saves again
Theo Hernandez made a great run from outside of the box and successfully met the ball with his head from the corner but hit it straight to Nick Pope.
24'| Safe play by Newcastle
Newcastle is seemed to be playing with much caution and is not showing any urgency of going forward.
27'| Newcastle controlling the game
The Magpies are trying to keep the ball to themselves and create something from the back.
31'| End to End Football
Longstaff ventured forward for Newcastle but slipped when it was time to take the shot and Giroud failed to hit the target.
33'| Big miss by Milan
Raphael Leao did all the hardwork on the counter but failed to take the shot from inside of the box. And when the shot did come, it was cleared of the line.
37'| Milan misses again
Chukwueza failed to hit the target as the ball was always on the rise.
38'| Chance for Newcastle
Gordon hits the target from inside of the box but with very less power.
40'| Yellow card for Calabria
Davide Calabria received a yellow card for arguing with the Referee.
44'| Good defending by Burn
Burn didn't allow Chukwueza to cut in and take a shot and kept the score 0-0 going into the halftime.
Second Half begins!
Can Milan find the much deserved breakthrough or is Newcastle gonna hold on?
45'| Substitution for Milan
Alessandro Florenzi replaces Davide Calabria.
46'| Good start to the second half
Both the teams have started with much enthusiasm and is looking to hit the opponent in the early stages of the second half.
48'| Yellow card for Schar
Fabian Schar was given a yellow card for a rough challenge.
52'| Chance for Milan
Alessandro Florenzi took a shot from outside of the box with his left foot but failed to hit the target.
52'| Good cross in by Murphy
Murphy's cross troubled Maignan a bit but was dealt comfortably at the end.
58'| Good play by Newcastle
Newcastle United are showing some good gameplay but is lacking that finishing tough which would gift them the lead.
61'| Substitution for Milan
Christian Pulisic and Tijjani Reijnders replaces Samuel Chukwueza and Pobega.
62'| Substitution for Newcastle
Callum Wilson and Miguel Almiron replaces Jacob Murphy and Anthony Gordon.
66'| End to end Football
Both the teams are not allowing each other to create anything from open play.
69'| Half chance for Milan
Loftus Cheek ventured forward and applied a cross in but hit it straight to Nick Pope.
71'| Substitution for Milan
Yunus Musah replaces Ruben Loftus Cheek.
72'| Substitution for Newcastle
Elliott Anderson replaces Sandro Tonali
73'| Leao misses from close range
Raphael Leao failed to keep his shot in target as it was whipped in with great power by Florenzi.
75'| Corner for Milan
Milan are continuously coming forward and with great intent but just couldn't find the target as they were blocked by the Newcastle defense and in the process won a corner, their first of the second half.
78'| Match delay
Mike Maignan is going through some pain and the discomfort is visible on her face.
80'| Substitution for Milan
Marco Sportiello replaces Mike Maignan.
81'| Yellow card for Musah
Yunus Musah received a yellow card for stopping the counter.
83'| Yellow card for Giroud
Oliver Giroud picked up a yellow card for arguing with the Referee.
85'| Good pressure by Milan
Milan are trying really hard to sneak in a late goal but Newcastle is defending well under pressure.
87'| Newcastle on the counter
Newcastle tried to catch Milan on the break but failed to do so as Tomori defended really well at the back.
88'| Giroud takes a shot
Giroud couldn't make the most of the space he was provided and hit the ball straight at the keeper.
90'| Yellow card for Krunic
Rade Krunic was shown a yellow card.
5 minutes of additional time.
90'| Substitution for Newcastle
Harvey Barnes replaces Alexander Isak.
90'+3| Good defending by Trippier
Trippier stopped the Milan attack through an amazing piece of defending.
90'+5| First corner for Newcastle
Newcastle won the first corner of the match through an amazing strike by Longstaff which was tipped over by the substitute goalkeeper.