Tottenham 0-0 Milan (0-1 agg): Antonio Conte’s side eliminated from Champions League


Antonio Conte was back in the Tottenham dugout to see his side eliminated from the UEFA Champions League by Milan.

Milan held Tottenham to a 0-0 draw on Wednesday to preserve their 1-0 lead from the first leg and advance to the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals for the first time in 11 years.

Brahim Diaz’s goal in the early stages of the second leg gave Milan something to protect at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and they did just that in a game of few chances.

Neither side managed an attempt on goal in the first half and while Spurs showed more urgency in the second period, they lacked the quality to break Milan down.

Spurs, who saw Cristian Romero sent off on 11 minutes for a second bookable offence, have now exited the UEFA Champions League and FA Cup last week.

Kick-off was delayed due to traffic jams around the stadium and neither side really showed up in the first half.

The onus was on Tottenham to find a goal, but Emerson’s deflected shot, which failed to test Mike Maignan, was the best they could muster and they were booed off at half-time.

Stand-in Spurs goalkeeper Fraser Forster was called into action early in the second period when he kept out Diaz’s shot with his feet.

Maignan was eventually called upon in the 63rd minute, but Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg’s angled drive was simple enough for him to deal with.

Romero pounced on Theo Hernandez’s challenge to receive a second booking, but Harry Kane almost saved extra time when his header was superbly held by Maignan.

There was to be no late drama though, with Divock Origi coming closest to a breakthrough on the day when he hit the post on the end of a late breakaway.

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