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Christian Pulisic scores to help AC Milan avoid European exit

Christian Pulisic scores to help AC Milan avoid European exit

AC Milan entered Wednesday’s action hoping to advance into the UEFA Champions League Round of 16, and although Stefano Pioli’s men did not reach that goal, the Rossoneri did avoid a European exit altogether.

Christian Pulisic’s second-half goal helped kick off a 2-1 comeback victory for AC Milan over Newcastle United, clinching it third place in Group F. Samuel Chukwueze’s late winner helped seal the Rossoneri’s spot into the Europa League while also eliminating the Magpies from Europe.

Joelinton propelled Newcastle United in front after 33 minutes, putting the Serie A visitors under pressure. Lewis Miley’s pass was finished off by the Brazilian forward for a 1-0 Magpies lead.

However, AC Milan would fight its way back after halftime through the in-form Pulisic. A superb team move was started by Yunus Musah and finished off by Pulisic in the box, giving Stefano Pioli’s men a 1-1 equalizer.

It marked Pulisic’s third-straight match with a goal involvement across all competitions.


With both teams pressing for a winning goal, it was the Rossoneri who delivered. Samuel Chukwueze finished off Noah Okafor’s pass only 52 seconds after entering as a substitute, giving AC Milan a 2-1 lead for good.

Musah logged 83 minutes in midfield while Pulisic played 73 minutes at right wing. Both players will now prepare to help AC Milan make a deep run at a Europa League title in 2024.

The Rossoneri will resume Serie A play on Sunday against Monza.

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