Unfortunately, that didn't yield the expected result as the Premier League side fought gallantly to ensure that they left the famous San Siro with at least a point which they did.
Even though Samuel Chukwueze didn't get a goal or an assist until he was substituted in the 61st minute, he gave a good account of himself, especially in the first half.
For instance, in the 13th minute of the keenly contested encounter, the 24-year-old Nigerian winger almost scored but he headed a goalscoring opportunity straight at English goalkeeper Nick Pope who was outstanding in the encounter.
In the second half, there was no much bite from the skillful Nigerian winger as coach Pioli had no choice but to replace him with his regular right winger Christian Pulisic who he has been starting ahead of Chukwueze in the league.
Throughout the remaining part of the game, the American winger couldn't do much as the game ended in a 0-0 draw, thanks to wonderful saves from Pope.
The biggest chances in the game fell to Leao, Pobega, Chukwueze, and Giroud of AC Milan, chances which Pope ensured didn't get beyond the goal line.
The 0-0 draw means that Newcastle United are topping Group F with one point same as second-placed AC Milan pending the outcome of the game between Paris Saint Germain and Borussia Dortmund.