Newcastle mark Champions League return with Milan draw thanks to Pope

Newcastle mark Champions League return with Milan draw thanks to Pope

19-Sep-2023 19:10:16 | The Guardian

At times Nick Pope could have been forgiven for believing he was taking on Milan single-handedly but Newcastle’s goalkeeper rose to the challenge, earning Eddie Howe’s side a perhaps slightly fortuitous point.

A combination of Pope’s multiple saves, Milanese profligacy and visiting resilience ensured Newcastle departed northern Italy wearing a cloak of respectability. Not that this was quite the return to Europe’s showpiece competition Howe had so craved.

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