Milan v Newcastle: Champions League – live

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Champions League Group F updates, 5.45pm BST kick-offLive scoreboard | Get in touch: mail Scott with your thoughtsNewcastle United took to European football immediately. Having qualified for the 1968-69 edition of the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup by finishing tenth in the old First Division (don’t ask), they seized the opportunity expertly, beating Feyenoord, Sporting Lisbon, Real Zaragoza, Vitoria de Setubal, Rangers and Ujpest to lift continental silverware at the first time of asking. Not bad going, especially considering Feyenoord would win the European Cup the following season. Hats off to Bobby Moncur, Frank Clark, Pop Robson et al!Today’s lads could do with hitting the ground similarly well. This is Newcastle’s first jaunt in the Champions League for 20 years, and they’re in a group with the French champions Paris Saint-Germain, Bundesliga bridesmaids Borussia Dortmund and last year’s semi-finalists, the seven-time winners Milan. First stop, the San Siro. No biggie, then. “It is a game of football and I think that’s just how we have to approach it,” says Eddie Howe, who will no doubt point his players in the direction of Milan’s 5-1 weekend capitulation at arch-rivals Inter, rather than their 4-1 victory over Torino in their only match so far at San Siro this season. Which Milan will turn up? The Toon will hope it’s the former, and we’ll start finding out at 5.45pm BST. It’s on! Continue reading...

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