Newcastle and AC Milan played to a goalless draw in the opening game of the Champions League in Italy.

Eddie Howe side Newcatle, who were returning to the Champions League for the first time since 2003, came out with a well-deserved point at San Siro. Milan had chances in the first half through Rafael Leao but could not open the scoring. Nick Pope also stood firm to deny Theo Hernandez and Olivier Giroud.

Newcase had limited chances to score, and their only shot on target came in extra time when Longstaff’s effort was tipped above the bar as the game ended on a 0-0 score.

Newcastle manager Eddie Howe said the team will get better as time goes by. “You can’t underestimate the difficulties of coming here—the emotion of the game, new experiences—we had to take a lot on board today,” Howe said. It will look better and better as time goes on. There were new experiences for a lot of us tonight, and hopefully we can grow from this.” He said.


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