OGUN, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA)- Borussia Dortmund upheld their half of the bargain by keeping PSG from winning, while Newcastle United failed to fulfill their obligation and secure the result they required at St. James’ Park as AC Milan rallied to win and secure a spot in the UEFA Europa League.
Joelinton scored a sensational goal, but AC Milan’s comeback victory at St. James’ Park ended Newcastle United’s hopes of making it to the UEFA Champions League round of 16.
The Magpies went into the Matchday 6 showdown needing a victory and a slip from Paris Saint-Germain to progress from ‘The Group of Death,’ but they came up short despite a strong start.
Only some inspired defending from England international Fikayo Tomori denied Miguel Almiron the opener but the Milan defence could do nothing to stop Joelinton’s 18-yard rocket on 33 minutes.
Milan improved following the interval and stunned the Toon Army on 59 minutes when former Chelsea star Christian Pulisic tapped in from close range.
It led to an end-to-end finale with both sides hitting the woodwork before substitute Samuel Chukwueze secured UEFA Europa League football for the Serie A side six minutes from time.
Following PSG’s draw against the league-leading Borussia Dortmund, Kylian Mbappe and co advance to the knockout stage in second place. Milan places third in Group F, but Eddie Howe’s team gets eliminated from Europe at the bottom.