Newcastle vs AC Milan live: Champions League score, result as Joelinton scorcher puts Howe’s men ahead

Newcastle United and AC Milan face off in a must-win UEFA Champions League encounter at St James’ Park.

Ever since the Group F draw placed the Premier League and Serie A sides alongside Paris Saint-Germain and Borussia Dortmund, a keenly contested group was anticipated and so it has proved.

Dortmund are already through, having taken 10 points from their five matches. PSG are in second after a controversial 1-1 draw with Newcastle in Paris last time out.

Victory for Kylian Mbappe and company in Germany would reduce the Newcastle vs. Milan match to the status of a Europa League playoff, but everything opens up if they fail to claim three points at Signal Iduna Park.

A Newcastle win if PSG draw would put Eddie Howe’s team through as runners-up, while Milan must win and hope for a Parisian defeat.

The Sporting News is following Newcastle vs. AC Milan live, providing score updates and commentary as it happens.

MORE: Where to watch Newcastle vs AC MIlan: Live stream, TV channel

Newcastle vs AC Milan live score

  1st Half Goalscorers
NEW 1 Joelinton ’33
ACM 0  


Newcastle (4-3-3, right to left): 1. Martin Dubravka (GK) — 2. Kieran Trippier, 6. Jamaal Lascelles, 5. Fabian Schar, 21. Tino Livramento —  7. Joelinton, 39. Bruno Guimaraes, 67. Lewis Miley — 24. Miguel Almiron, 9. Callum Wilson, 10. Anthony Gordon.

AC Milan (4-33, right to left): 16. Mike Maignan (GK) — 2. Davide Calabria, 23. Fikayo Tomori, 19. Theo Hernandez, 42. Alessandro Florenzi — 80. Yunus Musah , 14. Tijjani Reijnders, 8. Ruben Loftus-Cheek — 10. Rafael Leao, 9. Olivier Giroud, 11. Christian Pulisic.

Newcastle vs AC Milan live updates, highlights, and commentary

42nd minute: Milan finally get some breathing space and put a nice move together inside the Newcastle half until Musah passes to no one in particular.

35th minute: Right then, that phrase for days like this… as it stands Newcastle are going through. PSG have battered Dortmund by all accounts so far but that game remains 0-0.

33rd minuteGOOOOOAAAAALLLLL!!!! Joelinton!!!!

Oh, what a goal that is! Gordon drops into midfield, drives at Milan and they don’t know whether to stick or twist. Miley finds room down the right channel, Gordon picks him out and the teenager lays it off for Joelinton to arrow a vicious, venomous strike straight into the top corner. Roof off.

31st minute: Tomori boots another ball out of the Milan box. He looks really in the mood tonight and has been superb so far.

26th minute: Almiron gets on the end of a Joelinton cross but his header is too close to Maignan. You’d probably want the roles reversed there.

24th minute: Trippier over-commits and Leao is into the Newcastle box. He shoots just wide of the far post as St James’ Park holds its breath.

20th minute: INCREDIBLE GOALLINE CHALLENGE FROM TOMORI!!! Newcastle slice through the left-hand side of the Milan defence. Joelinton touches the ball beyond Maignan and Almiron is ready to tap home. Tomori has other ideas, though and flings himself in to clear behind. Unbelievable defending.

18th minute: Schar scored a beauty from distance to crown the 4-1 win over Paris Saint-Germain on this ground. The Switzerland defender’s latest attempt from range is way over.

16th minute: Calabria does very well to cut out a return pass for Gordon. An accomplished Milan backline have made a very strong start to this one. Newcastle yet to fashion a clear chance.

12th minute: Giroud and Leao are involved in a fine Milan break. Here’s Pulisic in a good position down the right but he slices his cross behind.

6th minute: The England full-back whips one just over the crossbar.

5th minute: That’s clumsy from Pulisic, who brings down Gordon and Newcastle have a free-kick in Kieran Trippier country.

2nd minute: Whoever had Anthony Gordon whipping up the crowd after conceding  throw-in, please chalk it off you Newcastle United Champions League bingo card.

1st minute: We’re off. What on earth are Milan wearing? It’s vile. Joelinton introduces himself to to Loftus-Cheek with a lunging challenge and the visitors have an free-kick deep in their own half.

3 mins prior to kickoff: Here are the players. Lined up for the Champions League anthem and it’s loud in there. Which of these teams just heard that song for the last time this season? Maybe both of them.

15 mins prior to kickoff: As you’d expect, the atmosphere inside St James ‘ Park is whipping up into something truly special. This is massive. 

40 mins prior to kickoff: When these sides met back in September, Newcastle left San Siro with a 0-0 draw but indisputably rode their luck. Nick Pope was inspired and, in the final analysis, Milan might very well come to regret their wastefulness. Pope, of course, is sidelined through injury tonight and the hosts will have to make sure Martin Dubravka doesn’t get such a thorough working over.

1 hour prior to kickoff: And this is the Milan team Newcastle will have to contend with.

1 hr 10 mins prior to kickoff: Here are the teams and the big news for Newcastle is that Martin Dubravka is fit to start. Callum Wilson is back in from the start, with Alexander Isak among the substitutes.

1 hr 40 mins prior to kickoff: Okay, so on nights like tonight you can end up frying your head when it comes to permutations. Let’s get the simple bit out of the way. If Paris Saint-Germain beat the already-qualified Borussia Dortmund at Signal Iduna Park, then both Newcastle and Milan are out. However, Dortmund are not assured of top spot so have a seeded place in the round of 16 to play for.

Similarly, nothing but a win will suffice if either the Magpies or the Rossoneri want to reach the knockout stages. “Must-win” gets thrown around a lot in football, but it’s authentically the case here. If Newcastle win and PSG fail to, then Eddie Howe’s men go through as runners-up by virtue of their 4-1 hammering of the Ligue 1 champions on matchday two giving them a superior head-to-head record.

For Milan, only a PSG defeat brings them into the conversation. Indeed, in the event of PSG avoiding defeat, Stefano Pioli’s team must beat Newcastle to pip them to a place in the Europa League playoffs. All clear? Lovely!

2 hours prior to kickoff: Hello and welcome to the Sporting News’ live coverage of the huge Champions League clash between Newcastle and AC Milan at St James’ Park. It’s a game both teams need to win. Buckle up.

Newcastle vs AC Milan lineups, team news

Howe was finally be able to make some changes to his team after Sean Longstaff and Callum Wilson came off the bench in the 4-1 Premier League defeat at Tottenham last weekend.

Longstaff is among the substitutes once more, with teenager Lewis Miley starting alongside Brazilian pair Bruno Guimaraes and Joelinton. Wilson has been preferred to Alexander Isak at centre-forward.

Newcastle United lineup (4-3-3, right to left): Dubravka (GK) — Trippier, Lascelles, Schar, Livramento —  Joelinton, Guimaraes, Miley — Almiron, Wilson, Gordon.

AC Milan are boosted by the return from injury of Portugal international Rafael Leao and he is straight into the starting line-up on Tyneside. However, Stefano Pioli is missing some key components of his defence, with Simon Kjaer, Malick Thiaw and Pierre Kalulu all sidelined.

AC Milan lineup (4-3-3, right to left): Maignan (GK) — Calabria, Tomori, Hernandez, Florenzi — Musah ,Reijnders, Loftus-Cheek — Leao, Giroud, Pulisic.

Newcastle vs AC Milan live stream, TV channel

The Newcastle vs. AC Milan match from the Champions League kicks off at 8:00 p.m. local time from St James’ Park in Newcastle.

Below are the corresponding times, TV channels, and live streams to watch the match in selected regions around the world

  Date Kickoff time TV Streaming
USA Wed, Dec. 13 3:00 p.m. ET Paramount+, ViX, Univision NOW
Canada Wed, Dec. 13  3:00 p.m. ET DAZN
UK Wed, Dec. 13 8:00 p.m. GMT TNT Sports discovery+
Australia Thu, Dec. 14  7:00 a.m. AEDT Stan Sport
India Thu, Dec. 14 1:30 a.m. IST Sony LIV,

USA: This game is available via Paramount+ with Spanish language coverage provided by ViX.

Canada: Every Champions League game this season is live-streaming exclusively via DAZN in Canada.

Australia: Fans in Australia can stream every Champions League match live and on-demand on Stan Sport.

UK: This match is available for live broadcast via TNT Sports with streaming options on discovery+.


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