Enjoy the exhilarating encounter between Newcastle United and Borussia Dortmund as they battle it out on the football field. Witness the complete replay and thrilling highlights of this captivating match from the UEFA Champions League 2023/2024, Group F – Matchday 3. The match is scheduled to kick off at 19:00 GMT on Wednesday, Oct 25, 2023. Don’t miss this electrifying showdown.
In this intense clash, the esteemed referee Artur Soares Dias from Portugal will ensure fair play on the hallowed grounds of St. James’ Park, located in the vibrant city of Newcastle United upon Tyne. Immerse yourself in the football fervor of this extraordinary event.
Newcastle United vs Borussia Dortmund Full Match Reports
Felix Nmecha delivered a stunning first-half goal that resulted in a rare home defeat for Eddie Howe’s Newcastle United. This goal also lifted Borussia Dortmund from the bottom of the UEFA Champions League (UCL) Group F and marked the end of their six-game losing streak against English opponents in European away games.
The hallowed ground of St. James’ Park has witnessed how the wrong tactics can lead to disaster, a lesson often learned the hard way by Paris Saint-Germain. Dortmund, having drawn a blank in both of their group matches leading up to this game, decided to throw caution to the wind from the opening whistle. The action started with just over a minute on the clock when the energetic Donyell Malen tested Nick Pope with a low, driven effort. Anthony Gordon followed up with a curling strike that Gregor Kobel had to handle just seconds later.
The fast-paced opening moments continued as Malen and Niclas Füllkrug both found the target from close range, only to be denied by Pope’s fantastic double save. The injury-enforced substitution of Alexander Isak, facing his former club, momentarily slowed the tempo and reduced the high-quality chances. However, Dortmund was rewarded for their bold approach with a well-executed goal just before half-time. Nico Schlotterbeck initiated the move and provided the assist, while Nmecha’s first-time finish was equally praiseworthy.
As the hosts intensified their pressure, Callum Wilson had an excellent opportunity to equalize shortly before the hour mark. However, after replacing Isak, he appeared off the pace, and his shot was thwarted by Kobel when it should have found the back of the net. In the closing moments of the match, the 31-year-old came agonizingly close to making amends. He was the first of two Newcastle players to hit the woodwork late in the game. His header nearly hit the crossbar, followed by an ill-fated effort from Gordon, leaving Newcastle soaked and defeated on a rainy evening.
Eddie Howe and his team must regroup after failing to extend their eight-game unbeaten run, while Dortmund extended their own unbeaten streak to six matches. Their first-ever competitive meeting lived up to expectations, and they will face each other again in two weeks’ time. A top-two spot in Group F is still well within reach for both teams.
Man of the Match: Nico Schlotterbeck (Borussia Dortmund).