Witness the complete replay and highlights of the exhilarating showdown between Borussia Dortmund and Newcastle United. This epic clash took place as part of the 2023/2024 UEFA Champions League, specifically on Matchday 4 of Group F. The action kicked off at 17:45 GMT on Tuesday, November 7, 2023. Experience the thrilling moments and standout plays from this high-stakes encounter. Immerse yourself in the intensity of the game as you relive every jaw-dropping moment.
Borussia Dortmund vs Newcastle United Full Match Reports
Borussia Dortmund secured a crucial 2-0 victory against Newcastle United in the UEFA Champions League (UCL), ending their streak of four winless home matches against English opponents.
Due to Newcastle’s injury woes, Eddie Howe decided to thrust young talents Tino Livramento and Lewis Hall into the cauldron of Signal Iduna Park. Unfortunately, Hall had a tough start as he received an early booking for pulling back Niclas Füllkrug and awkwardly cleared the ball from Julian Brandt’s free-kick. Despite Dortmund’s relentless pressure, Newcastle’s defense stood firm, with Nick Pope making impressive saves to deny Füllkrug and Karim Adeyemi in the opening 15 minutes.
However, Dortmund eventually found their breakthrough in the 26th minute. Displaying quick reactions to loose balls, Füllkrug combined with Marcel Sabitzer before calmly slotting home his first-ever goal in European club competition. Newcastle responded well to the setback, with Fabian Schär attempting a tame header that was easily held by Gregor Kobel. Just before halftime, Kobel stretched to catch Joelinton’s more threatening effort.
Newcastle made changes at the start of the second half, bringing on Miguel Almirón and Anthony Gordon, and they started the period with promise. Despite Almirón sending a shot wide, Newcastle continued their attacking endeavors in search of an equalizer. Joelinton missed a golden opportunity to score with a header from a brilliant Livramento cross, while Almirón had a late effort blocked. However, Dortmund remained a constant threat, and Brandt tested Pope with some impressive shots.
In the 79th minute, Brandt finally beat Pope to secure Dortmund’s double victory over Newcastle. He latched onto a long ball played by Karim Adeyemi, creating enough space from Livramento to apply a composed finish. With this win, Dortmund claimed the top spot in Group F ahead of Paris Saint-Germain’s visit to AC Milan. Meanwhile, Newcastle faces a daunting challenge in their quest to reach the UCL knockout stages.
Man of the Match: Julian Brandt (Borussia Dortmund).