NEWCASTLE return to Champions League action for the first time in two decades – and serial winners AC Milan will be hoping to spoil the party.

The Magpies punched above their weight last season which has earned them a dining spot at Europe’s top table.

Callum Wilson secured all three points for Newcastle on the weekend


Callum Wilson secured all three points for Newcastle on the weekendCredit: Getty

But Eddie Howe’s men have been thrown into a baptism of fire as they will have to battle through Group F which includes AC Milan, PSG and Borussia Dortmund.

However, this opening encounter has come at the right time as Newcastle recently ended their three-game losing run to Brentford.

Furthermore, seven-time Champions League winners Milan will feel deflated having just suffered a 5-1 drubbing from bitter rivals Inter at the weekend.

When is AC Milan vs Newcastle?

  • Newcastle’s opening Champions League Group F encounter against AC Milan will take place TOMORROWTuesday, September 19.
  • It is scheduled to get underway at 5:45pm BST.
  • San Siro in Milan, Italy is the allocated arena for this blockbuster match and the iconic stadium can host around 80,018 fans.
  • This will be the first time these footballing giants have competitively met.
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What TV channel is it on and can it be live streamed?

  • AC Milan vs Newcastle will be broadcast LIVE on TNT Sports 1.
  • Coverage is scheduled to commence from 5pm BST – 45 minutes before kick-off.
  • Fans can also stream the game on the TNT Sports website.
  • Alternatively, SunSport will have coverage of the entire action through our live blog which includes pre-match and post-match reaction.

What is the team news?

AC Milan manager Stefano Pioli will be forced to continue without long-term absentee Ismael Bennacer (knee) but Pierre Kalulu could be out of the picture too with a thigh concern.

However, Fikayo Tomori is set to return from suspension and Pioli will be hoping that the former Chelsea duo of Christian Pulisic and Olivier Giroud can trouble the Magpies.

Elsewhere, Eddie Howe will still have Joe Willock (calf) and Emil Krafth (knee) unavailable to him.

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But the Magpies boss is expecting to see Sandro Tonali return to play against the club that they bought him from this summer.

Newcastle signed Sandro Tonali for £60million this summer


Newcastle signed Sandro Tonali for £60million this summerCredit: Getty

What are the odds?

  • AC Milan to win 6/4
  • Draw 12/5
  • Newcastle to win 33/20

*Odds courtesy of Ladbrokes are correct at time of publication

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