AC Milan legend says fans will applaud Sandro Tonali when he returns with Newcastle United in the Champions League

Alessandro Costacurta playing for AC Milan, Sando Tonali scoring a volley on his debut for Newcastle vs Aston Villa, Sandro Tonali playing for AC Milan
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Alessandro Costacurta says Newcastle United star Sandro Tonali need not fear his sooner-than-anticipated return to the San Siro tonight in the Champions League.

The defender, who played 458 times for AC Milan, has told FourFourTwo "I’d be really surprised if the Milan fans whistled him. After his superb performances for the club, I think they would applaud him.”

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Matthew Ketchell
Deputy Editor

A former goalkeeper, Ketch joined FourFourTwo as Deputy Editor in 2022 having worked across ChronicleLive, LeedsLive, Hull Daily Mail, YorkshireLive, Teesside Gazette and the Huddersfield Examiner as a Northern Football Editor. Prior to that he was the Senior Writer at BBC Match of the Day magazine. He has interviewed the likes of Harry Kane, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Gareth Southgate and attended two World Cup finals and two Champions League finals. He has been a Newcastle United season ticket holder since 2000 and has a deep knowledge on the history and culture of football shirts.

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