Milan are back in Champions League quarter finals for the first since 2012. It wasn’t a win but nevertheless it was a legendary night for the Rossoneri.
For the first time in more than 10 years, Milan qualified for Champions League’s quarter finals. The Rossoneri held on to their 1-0 win in the first leg against Tottenham with a 0-0 draw tonight at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
It was a good performance from Stefano Pioli’s side, who were able to match up Tottenham’s intensity, alternating moments of positional defense to others where every player was entitled to go after the opponent and steal the ball.
Milan had two big chances in the second half with Tottenham keeper Fraser Forster saving shots from Brahim Diaz and Olivier Giroud.
With 15 minutes left to play, Tottenham was reduced to 10 men as defender Cristian Romero received the second yellow card of his game for a harsh tackle on Theo Hernandez.
Nevertheless, the red card would not prove to be the tombstone on Spurs’ hopes as Mike Maignan produced a miraculous save off Harry Kane’s header in stoppage time.
The Rossoneri will know their opponents for the next round on March 17th when the draw for the next round will be held at UEFA’s headquarters in Nyon.
Tottenham (3-4-3): Forster (6); Romero (5), Lenglet (5), Davies (5); Emerson Royal (5,5), Skipp (6), Hojbjerg (6), Perisic (5,5); Kulusevski (6), Kane (5,5), Son (5).
Substitutes: Pedro Porro (6); Richarlison (6), Sanchez (-).
Milan (3-4-2-1): Maignan (7); Kalulu (6,5), Thiaw (6), Tomori (7); Messias (6), Tonali (6), Krunic (7), Hernandez (6,5); Diaz (7), Leao (6,5); Giroud (6,5).
Substitutes: Saelemaekers (6); Bennacer (6), Origi (-), Rebic (-).
Andrea Agostinelli I GIFN