Milan held on to their lead from the first leg to eliminate Spurs from the competition.
AC Milan held Tottenham to a goalless draw in the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie on Wednesday. A solid defensive display from the visitors was enough to send them to the next round.
Spurs crash out of UCL ❌
Tottenham came into the game knowing they needed a goal to get back into the tie. But Antonio Conte’s men rarely showed enthusiasm to increase the pace of the game in the first period.
Milan effectively controlled the midfield by engaging in physical duels while the Spurs struggled to provide their forwards with enough balls.
An uneventful first half forced Conte to bring in Pedro Porro for Ivan Perisic after the break. But the Spurs lacked enough intensity in their attacks to keep Milan under pressure.
The visitors even had the chance to break the deadlock in the 67th minute. But Fraser Forster made a crucial save to stop Olivier Giroud’s shot from inside the box.
Things got worse for Tottenham when Cristian Romero received his second yellow card of the night for a foul on Theo Hernandez.
The hosts increased the pressure on Milan’s backline despite playing with ten men in the final ten minutes. However, Conte’s men had to finish the frustrating match with only two shots on target and a 1-0 defeat on aggregate.
The victory sends Milan to UCL’s quarter-finals for the first time in over a decade.