AC Milan 0 Newcastle 0 – Tuesday 19 September 5.45pm
Eddie Howe making three modifications and the massive shock was Jacob Murphy beginning.
A show stuffed with spirit and while AC Milan have been undoubtedly the crew that created probably the most possibilities, however regardless of how the stats look, Nick Pope not having very many tough saves to make.
“After 20 years we begin with an away level in Milan, it’s a must to be pleased with that!
“Just one clear likelihood and that was within the closing minute, it might have been a little bit of a ‘steal’ however I might have taken it!
“Each participant gave his all and though we weren’t an attacking risk, credit score to them, a clear sheet within the Champions League.
“So happy with each one among our gamers, we belong…
“Carry on PSG again at our residence.”
“It was nervy at occasions.
“We have been sloppy in direction of the top however Longstaff may need nicked it.
“Let’s be sincere, an away level there ought to be an actual confidence enhance.
“I might have taken that earlier than the sport and I’m over the moon with it after the occasion.
“Hopefully we construct up some type over the subsequent few video games and make it a memorable efficiency in opposition to PSG.”
“A lot ado about nothing-nothing.
“So many performances to admire from Newcastle United’s battlers.
“Pope was again to his greatest, the again 4 have been calm and guaranteed, though Milan did break by means of once in a while.
“Shock choice Murphy, derided by a number of keyboard warriors as a Championship participant, confirmed he’s match for one of many hardest checks the European League can set.
“Isak ran himself into the bottom and native hero Sean Longstaff, who appears to be like to be the lacking hyperlink that permits Tonali and Bruno G to flourish, may have received it within the ninety fifth minute with our solely effort on the right track.
“Sadly, the keeper with the comedy identify, Sportiello, confirmed he was no joke.
“I made Smurph man of the match for his all-round sport and his important clearance off the road after we have been underneath extreme strain.
“Gordon has the potential to be a matchwinner however had a kind of video games when he gave away possession far too typically. His careless cross on 22 minutes gave Milan the momentum that they had been missing till then.
“5 efforts on the right track within the subsequent six minutes have been the hosts’ high-point.
“Second half we nullified them fantastically.
“The subs all did a great job and, with Wilson taking the blows at centre-forward, Isak regarded extra helpful extensive on the left.
“Milan received the yellow card depend 4-1, which tells you a large number.
“Loftus-Cheek sat on Bruno however in the long run our man received that contest.”
Matt Busby Mentioned To Joe Harvey:
“Nonetheless unbeaten within the San Siro, and we almost received it with that effort from Longa proper on the demise.
“Delighted with a degree from a really tough sport in opposition to an skilled, streetwise outfit who may need seen higher occasions however they’ve that pedigree and nonetheless have some wonderful gamers within the likes of Leao, Hernandez and Tomori.
“We’re up and working in our Champions League journey and that sounds nice doesn’t it?
“Okay, at occasions we perhaps regarded a bit disjointed and sluggish, however we labored our socks off and within the second half, we have been significantly better.
“Nick Pope may need made loads of saves nevertheless it was their alternative keeper, quantity 57, who made the save of the match within the ninety fifth minute.
“Particular point out to the travelling toon military and let’s hope the man that was stabbed makes a speedy restoration and will get residence safely.
“Nicely we will’t complain about coming away from there with a degree can we?
“Not a classic efficiency because the sloppy freely giving of the ball crept again in a bit, and a few barely under par showings, however absolutely that’s an honest platform to kick on from within the group?
“Your complete again 4 have been wonderful and Pope strong when known as upon.
“Any of the 5 could possibly be man of the match.
“Hopefully no niggles and we will transfer on to Sheffield and proceed the upturn in type.
“As for the Champions League, the probabilities for progress will likely be largely decided by the factors we will take at St James Park.
“Carry on PSG for an enormous evening in two weeks.”
“You’ll be able to’t argue with a degree away on the San Siro!
“Who’d have thought we’d ever get to say that once more.
“The Rossoneri have put us underneath large strain tonight however we fought onerous, not least with a stellar exhibiting from our goalkeeper Nick Pope.
“A profession excessive for Longstaff who was good, as was Trippier.
“Oh Sean, for that final gasp effort to have gone in.
“We go away Italy with a degree on the board as our return to Europe’s high desk for the primary time in 20 years leaves recollections that can final a lifetime.
“An immense effort from everybody in black and white.”
“Hard-earned and deserved level within the group stage.
“We’ll beat them at residence.
“Nick Pope had a canny exercise that places us in good stead for our sport in opposition to Sheffield United.
“I like you lads x”
“A really hard-earned draw and we almost received it proper on the finish.
“The lads lined a variety of floor tonight and we noticed the significance of Sean longstaff to the crew.
“He’s bought some engine on him.
“Nice to see Murphy clear one off the road.
“Solely draw back was the insistence on enjoying BDB at left again. We’ve 4 gamers who can play there and it isn’t his place.
“The opposition goal our left facet and it makes an honest footballer look completely out of his depth.
“Wants sorting asap.”
Stats from BBC Sport:
AC Milan 0 Newcastle 0 – Tuesday 19 September 5.45pm
Half-time stats in brackets:
Possession was AC Milan 52% (46%) Newcastle 48% (54%)
Whole pictures have been AC Milan 25 (15) Newcastle 6 (2)
Photographs on the right track have been AC Milan 9 (7) Newcastle 1 (0)
Corners have been AC Milan 6 (4) Newcastle 2 (0)
Referee: Jose Maria Sanchez Martinez
Pope, Trippier, Schar, Botman, Burn, Bruno, Longstaff, Tonali (Anderson 72), Murphy (Wilson 63), Isak (Barnes 90+1), Gordon (Almiron 63)
Karius, Harris, Dummett, Lascelles, Targett, Corridor, Livramento, Lewis Miley
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