Milan faces Newcastle in the Champions League with the aim of making amends and breaking the English knot

Milan hopes to make up for the derby defeat (Al-Arabi Al-Jadeed/Getty)

The cyclic wheel returns Europe champions To rotate again, with the start of the 2023-2024 season competitions, as Tuesday evening witnesses a summit between… Milan The Italian and the English Newcastle United, at the “San Siro” stadium, as part of the first round matches of Group Six.

The Rossoneri team will try to compensate for the recent heavy defeat it suffered in the Milan derby (5-1) against its rival Inter Milan a few days ago, in the fifth round of the Italian Football League competitions.

In a difficult group, Milan included Paris Saint-Germain and Borussia Dortmund as well. The Italian team hopes to break the jinx of English clubs in all European competitions, as it has only won once in the last 11 confrontations against English clubs, while the English have won 8 times with two draws.

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This is the first meeting ever between Milan and Newcastle, while the latter won its last European match away from home against an Italian competitor, beating Palermo with a clean goal in the 2006-2007 European Cup, at a time when they failed to win any of their first four visits in Italy before. That (2 draws and 2 defeats).

This will be Newcastle’s third appearance in the Champions League, having previously played in the 1997-1998 and 2002-2003 seasons, and their last match was 20 years and 184 days ago.

This will be Milan’s twentieth season in the Champions League, the second most among the Italian team after Juventus (23), and after an absence of seven seasons between 2014-2015 and 2020-2021, this is their third consecutive season in the competition.

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