Tottenham-Milan round of 16 second leg
Round of 16 of the Champions League in London between Antonio Conte’s Tottenham and Stefano Pioli’s AC Milan. We start from the first leg result of 1-0 in favor of the Rossoneri, a match that promises to be very balanced, with the Londoners who will try to make the home factor prevail.
Tottenham presents itself with the attacking trio made up of Kulusevski, Kane and Son, who will try to break through the Milan defense which will be made up of the defensive trio Kalulu, Thiaw and Tomori. Maignan will be in goal for the Rossoneri while Forster will be the Spurs’ turn.
Tottenham’s defense will consist of Romero, Lenglet and Davies in midfield Skipp, Hojbjerg and Peresic. For Milan, Messias and Hernandez will play in midfield on the outside with Krunic and Tonali in the control room. In attack Leao, Diaz and Giroud.
The French Turpin referees the match
Start of the game with Milan who immediately earn a free kick with Theo Hernandez. In the 8th minute Tottenham shows up with Kane and his shot is neutralized by Maignan. In the 11th minute Emerson flies towards the Milan area, his shot is blocked by Maignan. In the 17th minute Romero was booked for an imprudent foul against an opponent. At 19′ opportunity for Messias on the development of a free kick, his shot goes wide.
In the 21st minute Lenglet was booked for an imprudent foul against an opponent. On the 29th minute Antonio Conte was booked for protesting against the referee. On the 33rd minute Kane had his shot deflected for a corner by Maignan. At the end of the first half in the 47th minute.
Milan started strong, which with Diaz put Romero in difficulty on the edge of the penalty area. In the 50th minute again for Milan, first with Diaz and then with Leao. In the 65th minute, Hojbierg gave Tottenham his shot which was deflected for a corner by Maignan. In the 66th minute Leao’s shot is blocked by the English defenders. In the 68th minute great opportunity for Diaz who doesn’t take advantage of the opportunity in front of goalkeeper Forster.
In the 77th minute Romero was sent off for a double yellow card after interrupting a clear attacking action. In the 84th minute, another chance for Tonali whose shot was blocked by an English defender. In the 93rd minute Thiaw was booked for an imprudent foul against an opponent. In the 94th minute, a great opportunity for Tottenham with Kane heading Magnain surpassed himself. At the 96th minute the French referee Turpin whistled, Milan flew to the quarter-finals.
After eleven years, Milan returned to the quarter-finals of the Champions League, after an excellent game which confirmed the excellent result of the first leg. Pioli’s team managed to control Tottenham’s attacks throughout the match and fight back blow by blow, on several occasions coming close to the goal they surely would have deserved.
Antonio Conte’s team tried to score at least the goal that would have allowed them to go into extra time, but the Rossoneri didn’t give the Londoners any space to make themselves dangerous. Milan who deservedly flies to the quarterfinals and now could still get some satisfaction in the continuation of the competition.