Tottenham vs AC Milan – Champions League: Live score and updates

Tottenham vs AC Milan – Champions League: Live score and updates

March 8, 2023

Tottenham vs AC Milan LIVE (agg 0-1): Antonio Conte returns to the Spurs touchline as he hopes to inspire his team to overturn first-leg deficit and reach the Champions League quarter-finals

Follow Sportsmail’s live blog for the Champions League round of 16 second-leg clash between Tottenham and AC Milan. 

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We were hearing kick-off had been delayed but we’ve had confirmation is it not, and we will start at 8pm.

The Milan bus arrived late but no delay on the start time.

Three changes for Milan from Saturday’s loss to Fiorentina, with Krunic, Diaz and Leao in for Bennacer, De Ketelaere and Rebic.

Three changes from the first leg too, with Maignan in for Tatarusanu in goal and Tomori and Messias in for Kjaer and Saelemaekers.

Maignan, Kalulu, Thiaw, Tomori, Messias, Krunic, Tonali, Hernandez, Diaz, Leao, Giroud.

Subs: Calabria, Bennacer, Ballo-Toure, Rebic, Kjaer, Florenzi, Origi, Pobega, Gabbia, Saelemaekers, Mirante, De Ketelaere.

One change from Antonio Conte from Spurs’ loss to Wolves at the weekend, with Royal coming in for Porro at right-wing-back.

Two changes from the first leg, with Hojbjerg replacing Sarr and Davies in for the suspended Eric Dier.

Forster, Romero, Lenglet, Davies, Royal, Hojbjerg, Skipp, Perisic, Kulusevski, Son, Kane.

Subs: Austin, Whiteman, Tanganga, Sanchez, Porro, Sarr, Devine, Danjuma, Lucas, Richarlison.

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Spurs find themselves at a bit of a crossroads with their future once again unclear.

There was the hope that Antonio Conte would bring the glory days back to White Hart Lane appear to have just been a pipe dream.

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The stage is set at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium ahead of the game.

Team news is a matter of minutes away.

Antonio Conte has been absent from the Spurs touchline – and training ground – for a number of games now after undergoing gallbladder surgery.

He’s back tonight, though. Cristian Stellini has done a great job deputising but it’s big for Spurs to have their main man back. It’ll do the crowd and team wonders.

Milan, like Spurs, won two games on the trot after the first leg last month, beating Monza 1-0 and Atalanta 2-0 in Serie A.

But, again like Spurs, they lost last time out, going down 2-1 to Fiorentina.

Napoli are clear front runners in Serie A but Stefano Pioli’s side are in a battle for second, with just three points separating the next four sides.

It’s hard to call, this one. It really is.

Tottenham had won two on the bounce following defeat in Italy, with comfortable 2-0 victories over West Ham and Chelsea.

But they’ve lost two since, 1-0 against Sheffield United in the cup and 1-0 against Wolves in the Prem on Saturday.

Inconsistency is proving a problem in their push for a trophy this year and a spot in the top four.

No second chances tonight.

Milan lead 1-0 in the tie thanks to Brahim Diaz’s early goal in the first leg, but the benefit of playing at home second with away goals no longer in play can’t be underestimated.

If Spurs score first – as we saw last night – they’ll become favourites. The first goal is huge in this one, and it really is all to play for.

Good evening one and all! We’re ready to go again.

After Chelsea’s success last night in the Champions League the baton is handed over to their London friends as Spurs try to overcome as first-leg deficit against AC Milan in the capital.

Another good one awaits.

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