The result could prove to be crucial for Eddie Howe’s side as they find themselves in a challenging group that includes Paris Saint-Germain and Borussia Dortmund.
Despite enduring several tough moments and relying on their goalkeeper Nick Pope, Newcastle managed to secure one point.
Former Newcastle manager Alan Pardew, praised the team’s performance, stating, “They’ve done the shirt proud tonight.”
The match saw a series of missed opportunities by AC Milan, with Rafael Leao particularly guilty of lacking composure.
Newcastle’s Sean Longstaff nearly snatched victory in stoppage time with an attack, but substitute Milan goalkeeper Marco Sportiello tipped the ball over the crossbar.
Newcastle’s defense, led by Nick Pope, had to withstand relentless pressure from AC Milan. Pope made several crucial saves, including denying Olivier Giroud from point-blank range.
Despite their defensive efforts, Newcastle struggled to gain control in midfield, with Tonali, Bruno Guimaraes, and Sean Longstaff finding it challenging to put up an impression.