Spurs vs AC Milan: Romero’s red card
As the Champions League match second leg between Thottenham vs AC Milan concluded in a draw with no goals on either side, Milan has the upper hand where they won the first leg with 1-0. Thus making Milan to enter Quarter Finals.
Thottenham has been struggling for a victory against Milan during the first leg in the round of 16. As Brahim Diaz scored his first goal against spurs in the 1st leg of Round of 16 on the 7’th minute of the game, spurs failed to score a goal despite their performance in last games. His goal may be one of the most unforgettable moment for the spurs defenders and even goal keeper.
Malick Thiaw who was prepared to shoot a goal, shot it straight towards Leao who deflected it back into the Field, where Brahim Diaz took the chance and shoot a goal.
Cristian Romero took care of that for AC Milan, though, when he needlessly slid through Theo Hernandez near the halfway line, earning his second yellow card of the game and leaving Antonio Conte’s side with just 10 men for the final 12 minutes.
In the end, Harry Kane was denied with Spurs best scoring chance three minutes into second-half stoppage time, and even then his header made for a comfortable save by Maignan. 0-0 on the night, 0-1 on aggregate.
AC Milan made into the quarter finals of the champions league since 2012, since they din’t make it out on league knockouts.
Antonio Conte’s return to the touchline didn’t encourage a responsive attitude for this team aspect as spurs have been nothing but a silent mouth during this assault and needed to play the crucial 12 minute play a person down as Cristian romero was given with two yellow cards for 2 bookable offences against him.
Romero’s red card on game
Milan had the first real chance of the match after 18 minutes with a free kick straight off the training ground. The ball was fed into the path of Junior Messias inside the box but the Brazilian could only drag his driven effort wide of the target. A big let off for Tottenham.
Spurs grew into the first half around the 30 minute mark but still failed to show the required quality in the final third to really test Milan. At the half time whistle, neither side had managed a shot on target.
Tottenham came out for the second half with much more intensity, playing almost exclusively in Milan’s half but again without creating enough in attacking areas. Spurs tried time and time again to fire crosses into the box but too often the cross lacked quality – of the 26 they attempted, they completed just five.
After 64 minutes Tottenham had their first real opportunity, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg did well to pull the ball to the side before firing in an effort which Mike Maignan had to tip over the bar and out for a corner.
Tottenham’s night went from bad to worse when Cristian Romero was given a second yellow card 13 minutes from time for a late challenge to hinder the home side’s late attempts. His red card issue made his team to be shaken and they were upto 10 members in the ground.
Fikayo Tomari received honour
AC Mila defender Fikayo did all his game to give his best defensive work with confidence. He was switched out, but he came back after sprinting across the line and made victory for his side. He had four clearence, blocked two of the shots. He made it out well by defending his team and showed his brilliant performance. He was honoured with man of the match award for his remarkable play in the game.