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Newcastle United crashed out of the Champions League after defeat to AC Milan.

Thirty one minutes. A little more than half an hour separated Newcastle United and a spot in the last 16 of the Champions League.

But daring to dream, the Magpies' European adventure was cruelly ended at St James' Park with goals from Christian Pulisic and Samuel Chukwueze dumping them out of not only this competition, but also the Europa League, which could have been earned with just a draw.

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Having been second and third at points on the night, the Magpies ended the evening fourth, with little but pride and a sense of 'what could have been' to show for six bruising encounters on their maiden forays into Europe's premier club competition for the first time in two decades.

It is a bitter blow to Newcastle's season, which feels very much like it is panning out to be a less remarkable campaign than last, with a host of remarkable moments in it.

Martin Dubravka of Newcastle United fails to save a shot from Samuel Chukwueze of AC Milan (not pictured), resulting in AC Milan's second goal during the UEFA Champions League match between Newcastle United FC and AC Milan at St. James Park on December 13, 2023 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. Martin Dubravka of Newcastle United fails to save a shot from Samuel Chukwueze of AC Milan (not pictured), resulting in AC Milan's second goal during the UEFA Champions League match between Newcastle United FC and AC Milan at St. James Park on December 13, 2023 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.
Martin Dubravka of Newcastle United fails to save a shot from Samuel Chukwueze of AC Milan (not pictured), resulting in AC Milan's second goal during the UEFA Champions League match between Newcastle United FC and AC Milan at St. James Park on December 13, 2023 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. | Getty Images

Our Newcastle United writer Jordan Cronin and editor Liam Kennedy were at St James' Park to watch the Group F drama unfold. And above you can watch their thoughts on the evening, as well as the Champions League campaign as a whole (results below).

Matchday 1 - September 19 - AC Milan 0 Newcastle United 0

Matchday 2 - October 4 - Newcastle United 4 Paris Saint-Germain 1

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Matchday 3 - October 25 - Newcastle United 0 Borussia Dortmund 1

Matchday 4 - November 7 - Borussia Dortmund 2 Newcastle United 0

Matchday 5 - November 28 - Paris Saint-Germain 1 Newcastle United 1

Matchday 6 - December 13 - Newcastle United 1 AC Milan 2

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