Newcastle, returning to Europe’s elite after a two-decade absence, will make its Champions League debut in 2023–24 against seven-time champion AC Milan at San Siro on Tuesday. The Rossoneri were humiliated by Inter Milan, while the Magpies ended a three-game losing streak with a victory over Brentford in their most recent Premier League match.
Despite the heavy rain that fell on the San Siro crowd in Milan on Saturday, Inter’s victory in the Derby della Madonnina was not dampened. The Nerazzurri scored five goals against their sworn enemy for the first time since 1974.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan opened the scoring, and Marcus Thuram added a spectacular second, but it was Rafael Leao, 34, who inspired Inter to a magnificent victory by scoring twice and setting up Davide Frattesi in between a Hakan Calhanoglu penalty and a Hakan Calhanoglu goal.
Not only did Inter score five straight goals against Milan for the first time in club history, but they also ended Milan’s Champions League run in last year’s semi-finals with a 3-0 aggregate defeat at the hands of their opponents from San Siro, the Rossoneri.
Newcastle played Brentford in their most recent Premier League game looking to salvage some respect after losing three in a row over the course of a melancholy summer, while Milan had stitched together a three-game winning sequence in the top division prior to Saturday’s disgrace.
There were some rumblings of discontent after a narrow loss at Manchester City, but Eddie Howe is still thought to have the full support of the Magpies’ board. This is despite the fact that Howe let a one-goal lead slip to Liverpool with 10 men and was torn to shreds by Evan Ferguson all by himself.
A Callum Wilson penalty helped Newcastle end a three-game losing streak against the Bees in the second half of a tense match in which an earlier goal by England striker Danny Ings was disallowed and a second penalty attempt by Newcastle was turned away.
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Milan vs Newcastle Game Information
- Date: 09/19/2023
- Time: 12:45 PM ET
- Location: Stadio Giuseppe Meazza (Milano).
- How to Watch Milan vs Newcastle: ESPN+
- Live Stream: fubo.tv