Newcastle United co-owners Mehrdad Ghodoussi and Jamie Reuben praised Eddie Howe’s team after they earned a point against AC Milan in their Champions League debut.

After a 20-year hiatus from Europe’s top flight, the Magpies traveled to the home of the seven-time champions and held out for a goalless draw.
They had goalkeeper Nick Pope to thank for that. His nine stops kept Milan at bay throughout the evening, albeit some last-ditch and gutsy defending was required in the final stages to secure the victory.

The 3,900 travelling Geordies who were up in the rafters at the San Siro undoubtedly welcomed the draw. And it was no different for onlookers Ghodoussi and Reuben.

Newcastle United co-owner Jamie Reuben. (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Ghodoussi referred to the phrase ‘gladitor’ after the game, which is, of course, a phase typically associated with the Roman Empire.

He wrote on X, “We came, we saw, and then we took a point #wewerethegladiators.”
Meanwhile, Reuben acknowledged his supporters.


“Strong point away from home,” he commented. “We appreciate our traveling fans making the lengthy journey.

United will play Sheffield United in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon. They will then play Manchester City in the Carabao Cup before facing Paris Saint-Germain four days later in the league.

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