2022/2023 Champions League Results: Hold Tottenham, AC Milan’s 11-year wait for the quarter-finals is over
LONDON – AC Milan has qualified for the quarter-finals of the 2022/2023 Champions League. The Rossoneri managed to hold Tottenham Hotspur 0-0 in the second leg of the last 16 round of the 2022/2023 Champions League at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, Wednesday (8/3/2023) evening local time or Thursday (9/3/2023) early morning WIB.
The Italian club comfortably defended the slender advantage they created in the last 16 first leg at San Siro. Milan won 1-0 on aggregate through a single goal by Brahim Diaz.
Milan – Champions League winners seven times – reached the Champions League quarter-finals for the first time in 11 years.
Tottenham frustrated in the cold City of London. They failed to attempt on target in the first round. Coach Antonio Conte also received a yellow card for letting emotions control him.
The hosts, who lost their temper, were not helped after defender Cristian Romero was sent off for receiving a second yellow card in the 78th minute.
This match was delayed by 10 minutes because the Milan and Tottenham Hotspur buses were both delayed getting into the stadium due to being stuck in traffic. This is the second time in two days London traffic has forced a football match to be postponed. Originally the kick-off was at 03.00 WIB (20.00 GMT), pushed back by 10 minutes.
The Spurs and Milan team buses were stuck in traffic. They arrived 30 minutes later than the scheduled time. This is the second time in as many days London’s notoriously busy traffic has caused a delay. Previously, the same thing happened to Borussia Dortmund on their trip to Stamford Bridge against Chelsea. Dortmund lost 0-2 in that match and were eliminated after losing 1-2 on aggregate.
The course of the first half match, Milan was unable to score a goal throughout the first 45 minutes. Pioli relies on Olivier Giroud as a starter at the tip of the spear who is supported by Rafael Leao and Brahim Diaz in a 3-4-2-1 formation.
Tottenham coach Antonio Conte fielded the mainstay trio of Dejan Kulusevski, Son Heung-min and Harry Kane as a trident to dismantle the Milan defense. in midfield, Conte assigned Emerson, Oliver Skipp, Pierre Hojbjerg and Ivan Perisic
Tottenham Hotspur (3-4-2-1): Forster; Romero, Lenglet, Davies; Emerson, Skipp, Hojbjerg, Perisic; Son, Kulusevski, Kane.
Subs: Austin, Whiteman, Tanganga, Sanchez, Porro, Sarr, Devine, Danjuma, Lucas, Richarlison
Coach: Antonio Conte
AC Milan (3-4-2-1): Maignan; Kalulu, Thiaw, Tomori; Messiah, Tonali, Krunic, Theo Hernandez; Brahim Diaz, Leg; Giroud
Cadangan: Mirante, Calabria, Bennacer, Ballo-Toure, Rebic, Kjaer, Florenzi, Origi, Pobega, Gabbia, Saelemaekers, De Ketelaere
Coach: Stefano Pioli