AC Milan has made it to the quarter-finals of the Champions League for the first time in eight years, defeating Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 on aggregate. The Italian champions held out for a 0-0 draw at 10-man Tottenham to secure the win, despite a late push from the home side.
The result is a bitter pill to swallow for Spurs, who have now been eliminated from both the Champions League and the FA Cup this season. It has been 15 years since Tottenham last won a trophy, and this defeat shows that it may be some time yet before they get their hands on silverware.
AC Milan, meanwhile, will be delighted with their victory. They looked to be a team transformed under the stewardship of coach Stefano Pioli, having gone on a 10-game unbeaten streak in the Champions League. They have now gone one step further and booked their place in the quarter-finals.
The Italian side will be looking to upset the established order in the Champions League and go on to lift the trophy. They will face a tough task in the quarter-finals, but with their newfound confidence and the leadership of Pioli, they could be a dark horse for the competition.
It will be a long wait for Spurs fans until the club next competes in the Champions League, but they will be hoping that the team has learned from this experience and can come back even stronger next season. AC Milan, on the other hand, have a real chance of making history. They will be looking to make the most of their opportunity and show that they are more than capable of being a force to be reckoned with in European football.