Written by Hani Abdel Nabi
Thursday, October 26, 2023 02:30 AM
Borussia Dortmund won at the expense of its host Newcastle United 1-0 during the match between them at St James’ Park on Wednesday evening in the third round of Group Six of the Champions League for the current season 2023-24.
Felix Nmecha scored Borussia Dortmund’s goal in the 45th minute of the match at the Newcastle United stadium and in front of their fans.
Newcastle vs Dortmund
Borussia Dortmund managed to secure a win and revive their hopes of qualifying again after missed victories in the last two rounds.
As a result, Newcastle United have 4 points from one win, one draw and one loss, scoring 4 goals and conceding 2 to drop to second place in Group F standings with 4 points.
Borussia Dortmund moved up to third place in the Champions League Group F table with 4 points, one win, one draw, one loss, one goal scored and two goals conceded.
Newcastle United vs Borussia Dortmund
Paris Saint-Germain lead Group F after picking up sixth point in the Champions League, while Milan are bottom of the table with two points.
Historically, the two teams have never met before in any official competition, be it the Champions League or any of the official competitions prior to today’s match.
Newcastle United beat Paris Saint-Germain by four points in the last round of the Champions League, putting their morale at an all-time high ahead of facing Borussia Dortmund, while they drew 0-0 in the first round against Milan.
Dortmund lost their first match against Paris Saint-Germain and drew against Milan in their last match, leaving them with a point and in last place in the group stages..
Dortmund have been in excellent form in the German league, including winning their last five matches in the domestic championship.
Dortmund faltered in the second and third rounds, drawing 1-1 and 2-2 with Bochum and Heidenheim, respectively, and succeeded in achieving domestic stability, but it faces tougher tests ahead.
Newcastle have 16 points in the English Premier League after nine rounds so far, leaving them in sixth place, 4 points adrift of the Champions League qualification spots.
The formation of Newcastle United is as follows:
Defensive line: Trippier, Fabian Schaar, Lascelles, Bourne.
Midfield: Longstaff, Bruno Guimaraes, Jolinton.
Offensive Line: Almiron, Isaac, Gordon.
The formation of Borussia Dortmund is as follows:
Defensive Line: Wolff, Holmes, Schlotterbeck, Pencepini.
Midfield: Sabeters, Emre Can, F. Nmecha.
Offensive Line: Royce, Volkrug, Malone.