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Borussia Dortmund v Newcastle LIVE: Result and reaction as Magpies lose crunch Champions League clash

Borussia Dortmund v Newcastle LIVE: Result and reaction as Magpies lose crunch Champions League clash

Niclas Fullkrug and Julian Brandt dealt Newcastle United’s Champions League hopes a potentially fatal blow as Borussia Dortmund completed the double over Eddie Howe’s injury-hit side.

Fullkrug’s first-half strike and Brandt’s effort 11 minutes from time secured a 2-0 Group F victory in front of a sell-out 81,365 crowd at Signal Iduna Park to go with their 1-0 success at St James’ Park two weeks ago.

But the outcome might have been very different had Joelinton not headed wide from point-blank range at 1-0 amid a concerted fightback by the Premier League side, who have now taken four points from as many games, three fewer than Dortmund.

Edin Terzic’s men will nevertheless feel they were good value for their win on a night when they bounced back from a nightmare 4-0 defeat by arch-rivals Bayern Munich on their own pitch in determined fashion, to the delight of their famous Yellow Wall.

Relive all the Champions League action below:

Borussia Dortmund vs Newcastle live

  • Outclassed Newcastle left on the brink of anticlimactic Champions League exit

  • Borussia Dortmund defeat Newcastle in the Champions League, leaving Magpies with work to do to qualify

  • FT - Dortmund earn back-to-back victories against Newcastle

  • 79’ GOAL! - Brandt scores on the counter (DOR 2-0 NEW)

  • 56’ CHANCE! - Joelinton comes close but heads Livramento’s cross wide (DOR 1-0 NEW)

  • 45’ CHANCE! - Joelinton’s headed effort is kept out (DOR 1-0 NEW)

  • 26’ GOAL! - Fullkrug gives the hosts the lead (DOR 1-0 NEW)

  • 15’ SAVE! - A tricky spell for Newcastle sees Pope called into action to stop Adeyemi’s effort (DOR 0-0 NEW)

  • 13’ SAVE! - Pope denies Fullkrug, blocking the shot from range (DOR 0-0 NEW)

BV Borussia 09 Dortmund 2 - 0 Newcastle United FC

Outclassed Newcastle left on the brink of anticlimactic Champions League exit

20:10 , Mike Jones

Newcastle United waited 20 years to play in the Champions League again and it feels safe to predict that it will not take them two decades to return, but an adventure threatens to end early. As Borussia Dortmund did a double over Eddie Howe’s team, the destroyers of Paris Saint-Germain could see their own hopes in ruins. The casualties from the group of death might include Newcastle, and if so, this may go down as a game too far, rendering their task too tough.

They had beaten Manchester United and Arsenal with weakened teams but there was no treble. Dortmund had been eviscerated by an Englishman, after Harry Kane’s hat-trick in Der Klassiker, but not an English club. Newcastle found it altogether harder than Bayern Munich to prosper at the Signal Iduna Park. If Newcastle are a buying club and Dortmund a selling one, the Bundesliga side may derive particular pleasure from the identity of two of their three goalscorers over 180 minutes that have transformed the group: Felix Nmecha, bought when Jude Bellingham was sold, at St James’ Park and Niclas Fullkrug, perhaps a belated replacement for Erling Haaland, in the rematch.

This competition has the capacity to reward the unlikely lads, as Dan Burn and Sean Longstaff had shown for Newcastle, but they do not have a monopoly on tales of endearing rises from relatively humble origins. Fullkrug was more accustomed to scoring in the German second division but, at 30, he had a first Champions League goal to add to the two he scored in last year’s World Cup. Julian Brandt, the classiest player on the pitch, completed victory on home soil and Dortmund, so timid in their opening night defeat to PSG, have seven points in three games since then, the six accrued against Newcastle forged from sweat.

Outclassed Newcastle left on the brink of anticlimactic Champions League exit

FT Dortmund 2-0 Newcastle

19:50 , Mike Jones

Borussia Dortmund move to the top of Group F with seven points from their three games. Newcastle remain in third and will be three points behind the German side heading into the next match against PSG.

The French champions face AC Milan at 8pm and will want to win and regain first place in the table.

Full-time! Dortmund 2-0 Newcastle

19:36 , Mike Jones

90+3 mins: There full-time whistle goes with Borussia Dortmund victorious. The German side have been the better team in both legs and earn consecutive wins against Newcastle in these group stages.

The loss means that Eddie Howe’s men need a position result against PSG next time out to keep their hopes of reaching the knockout rounds alive.

It was a decent performance but a lack of squad depth, for multiple reasons, meant Newcastle couldn’t match the Bundesliga side.

Dortmund 2-0 Newcastle

19:33 , Mike Jones

90 mins: There’s three minutes of added time to play.

Dortmund 2-0 Newcastle

19:33 , Mike Jones

88 mins: Time is running out for Newcastle but they’re still giving it a go. Committing players up the pitch and trying to get the ball into the box.

Sean Longstaff floats a cross into the box but it’s too long for Miguel Almiron and the chance goes begging.

Dortmund 2-0 Newcastle

19:29 , Mike Jones

85 mins: Fabian Schar goes on an enterprising run up the pitch but loses possession on the edge of the box. Dortmund boot it forward quickly with Brandt taking it down the left.

He flicks it into the box but Trippier get high to nod the ball away before it reaches Fullkrug.

Dortmund 2-0 Newcastle

19:25 , Mike Jones

82 mins: Newcastle have to decide whether to stick of twist now. Is this game a damage limitation match of can they pull back the deficit?

GOAL! Dortmund 2-0 Newcastle (Brandt, 79’)⚽️

19:23 , Mike Jones

79 mins: Newcastle have a free kick on the left wing. Kieran Trippier fails to beat the first man and Adeyemi pumps the ball long setting up a two-on-one counter attack.

Julian Brandt carries the ball forward, Tino Livramento chooses to mark Marcel Sabitzer instead of engaging but Brandt is confident.

He goes into the box and slots a low effort wide of Nick Pope and into the far bottom corner!

Dortmund 1-0 Newcastle

19:20 , Mike Jones

75 mins: As Newcastle push for an equaliser, Dortmund are getting more opportunities to kill off this game. Brandt weaves into the box from the left, goes past Trippier and laces an effort over the top.

That would have been a good goal.

Dortmund 1-0 Newcastle

19:17 , Mike Jones

72 mins: Tino Livramento has been brought onto the left-hand side for Newcastle and is called into action immediately. Sabitzer receives the ball and flies through the middle of the pitch.

He looks to play Karim Adeyemi in behind the lines but Livramento holds the forward at bay and allows Nick Pope to come off his line to claim the ball.

Dortmund 1-0 Newcastle

19:14 , Mike Jones

69 mins: Dortmund win themselves another corner that Brandt swings over to the far side of the box. Hummels is there to win the aerial ball but he’s beaten to it by a leaping Livramento who turns the ball out of play for another set piece.

This corner is flicked on by Nmecha and the ball is deflected out of play.

A third corner is finally dealt with by Newcastle as the ball is whipped straight into the hands of Nick Pope.

Dortmund 1-0 Newcastle

19:11 , Mike Jones

66 mins: Joe Willock brings the ball down the left side before targeting Anthony Gordon with a pass into the centre. Gordon can’t bring the ball under control and has his pocket picked.

Dortmund release the ball up the pitch and almost transition into a counter-attack but Newcastle’s defence is quickly onto the ball and the visitors come again.

Dortmund 1-0 Newcastle

19:06 , Mike Jones

63 mins: Shot! Newcastle move the ball out to the left wing and bring the ball into the box.

It’s knocked back to Joe Willock who scoots to the right and drills a low effort through the legs of Mats Hummels but there’s not enough power on the ball to beat Gregor Kobel.

Dortmund 1-0 Newcastle

19:05 , Mike Jones

60 mins: Dortmund win a free kick inside Newcastle’s half and the ball is flicked into the box by Brandt. Schar is up first and nods the ball away but the home side recycle it quickly.

Schlotterbeck nods the ball over to Adeyemi but his effort at goal is deflected behind by Guimaraes.

Dortmund 1-0 Newcastle

18:59 , Mike Jones

56 mins: Chance! Newcastle should be level!

Tino Livramento gets forward and curls a wonderful cross into the six yard box. Joelinton arrives from deep but he’s under a bit of pressure from the closest defender.

Still, he gets a good head to the ball but nods it wide of the near post from four yards out!

Dortmund 1-0 Newcastle

18:58 , Mike Jones

54 mins: Newcastle’s two changes seem to have injected a bit of confidence into the team. They’re starting to play with move pace and verve.

Slotting passes across the pitch and looking forward at any opportunity.

Dortmund 1-0 Newcastle

18:53 , Mike Jones

51 mins: Newcastle have started the second half positively. Tino Livramento is given the ball on the right side after a wonderful pass from Fabian Schar.

He carries the ball to the box then passes it into the middle but a little touch takes it past Joelinton.

Newcastle’s next attack sees them play Joelinton in down the left and he manages to pick out Miguel Almiron in the middle. Almiron curls a shot at goal but whips it wide of the far post.

Dortmund 1-0 Newcastle

18:50 , Mike Jones

48 mins: Dortmund fizz the ball out to Karim Adeyemi on the right side of the pitch. He brings the ball under control then darts across the face of the box and has a shot deflected into the areas of Nick Pope.

Second half! Dortmund 1-0 Newcastle

18:48 , Mike Jones

Eddie Howe makes his changes immediately at half-time. Miguel Almiron and Anthony Gordon are introduced with Lewis Hall and Callum Wilson getting replaced.

Gordon is playing through the middle up top.

HT Dortmund 1-0 Newcastle

18:45 , Mike Jones

As it stands Borussia Dortmund are moving to the top of Group F with seven points. PSG face AC Milan later this evening and could potentially recover the top spot.

Newcastle can also influence things but they’ll need to come from behind in the second half to claim all three points for themselves.

HT Dortmund 1-0 Newcastle

18:41 , Mike Jones

Newcastle are the first team to start a Champions League match with at least eight different English players since Manchester United against FC VSS Kosice in November 1997.

HT Dortmund 1-0 Newcastle

18:37 , Mike Jones

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Half-time! Dortmund 1-0 Newcastle

18:33 , Mike Jones

45+1 mins: A goal from Niclas Fullkrug sees Borussia Dortmund head into the break with a slender lead but there were signs towards the end of the half that Newcastle have grown into the game.

With reinforcements on the bench, Eddie Howe’s men could get back into this clash.

Dortmund 1-0 Newcastle

18:31 , Mike Jones

45 mins: Chance! Kieran Trippier whips a corner over to the back post where Jamaal Lascelles nods it back into play.

The ball bounces up nicely for Joelinton who powers a header of his own towards goal but Gregor Kobel leaps across to his right and plucks it out of the air!

Dortmund 1-0 Newcastle

18:27 , Mike Jones

41 mins: A training ground set piece sees Trippier fizz the ball to the edge of the box where it gets flicked over the Dortmund defence.

Willock is the willing runner to the back post but he can’t get to the ball and it bounces out of play.

Dortmund 1-0 Newcastle

18:26 , Mike Jones

38 mins: Dortmund are closing down the ball with every renewing gusto tonight. It’s an impressive workrate and it’s making things difficult for Newcastle who are struggling for rhythm.

Sabitzer brings Guimaraes down in the middle of the pitch. Free kick to the visitors.

Dortmund 1-0 Newcastle

18:22 , Mike Jones

35 mins: The yellow wall is starting to party already. They’re bouncing up and down behind the goal, singing and chanting.

On the pitch, Felix Nmecha brings the ball forward through midfield before sliding a square pass into Marcel Sabitzer who fires a side-footed shot over the top of the goal.

Dortmund 1-0 Newcastle

18:18 , Mike Jones

32 mins: Newcastle respond to the goal nicely and throw men up the pitch. Willock lays the ball off to Bruno Guimaraes who chips it out wide to Tino Livramento.

Livramento’s cross is deflected behind and Newcastle win a corner.

The set piece delivery find Jamaal Lascelles whose headed effort is sent tamely into the hands of Gregor Kobel.

Dortmund 1-0 Newcastle

18:16 , Mike Jones

29 mins: Borussia Dortmund have only conceded once in their last six European matches at this stadium with that goal coming against Sevilla.

Newcastle will have to dig deep to take something from this match now.

GOAL! Dortmund 1-0 Newcastle (Fullkrug, 26’)⚽️

18:14 , Mike Jones

26 mins: Dortmund strike first!

There’s a bit of pinball as the hosts move the ball through the middle of the pitch and Newcastle fail to recover it. It’s played up to Niclas Fullkrug who nods the ball into the box for Marcel Sabitzer.

Sabitzer has the awareness to pull it back into the six-yard box where Fullkrug has shifted into space and the forward makes no mistakes with his first time finish!

Dortmund 0-0 Newcastle

18:12 , Mike Jones

24 mins: Borussia Dortmund have conceded seven goals in their last two Bundesliga matches which may just give Newcastle a bit of hope that they can challenge tonight.

A dainty move from a corner sees the ball come to Kieran Trippier who blazes a pass across the face of goal but can’t find a teammate.

Dortmund 0-0 Newcastle

18:09 , Mike Jones

21 mins: There’s a half-chance created for a rather isolated Callum Wilson as a cross comes into the box from the left side of the pitch.

Wilson makes a nice run to the back post but the pass is too far ahead of him to reach and he can’t turn it towards goal.

Dortmund 0-0 Newcastle

18:05 , Mike Jones

18 mins: Newcastle are struggling to get on the ball. Dortmund are dictating the tempo, forcing the play and creating decent chances.

Eddie Howe’s men need to weather this storm. They’ll get more opportunities as the match goes on.

Dortmund 0-0 Newcastle

18:03 , Mike Jones

15 mins: Save! Niklas Sule threads a fine pass into the box as a diagonal run from Marcel Sabitzer sees him collect the ball.

He offloads it to Karim Adeyemi who checks to the left and shoots but Nick Pope is ready again and palms this one away with two hands.

Dortmund 0-0 Newcastle

18:00 , Mike Jones

13 mins: Save! The first real chance of the game falls to Borussia Dortmund. A pass through the middle from Nmecha finds Brandt who lays the ball off to Niclas Fullkrug.

The centre-forward takes a touch then rockets a shot from the front edge of the box but is denied by the solid hands of Nick Pope!

Dortmund 0-0 Newcastle

17:58 , Mike Jones

12 mins: Dortmund are on the front foot through these early stages. A corner ball is whipped in towards the near post as the host look to flick it on.

The ball comes to Joelinton who hooks it clear for Newcastle. Eddie Howe’s men look slightly off the pace at the minute. It’s nothing to worry about at this stage but they’ll need to sharpen up quickly.

Dortmund 0-0 Newcastle

17:56 , Mike Jones

9 mins: The match at St. James’ Park was a tense and close affair with a counter-attacking goal from Felix Nmecha enough to give Dortmund the win.

Almost 10 minutes into this match and it feels as though one goal may be enough to take the win tonight too.

Lewis Hall tussles with Brandt as the Dortmund forward looks to get forward down the right. He shoves Brandt to the deck and earns himself a yellow card.

Dortmund 0-0 Newcastle

17:53 , Mike Jones

6 mins: Dortmund knock the ball around the back, looking for a bit of inspiration. A long ball comes over to Karim Adeyemi who brings the ball under control before slipping it across to Julian Brandt on the right.

Brandt carries the ball to the edge of the box then lets fly but boots his effort high and wide!

Dortmund 0-0 Newcastle

17:49 , Mike Jones

3 mins: Julian Brandt makes a forward run into the box but the chip over the top is intercepted by Fabian Schar’s headed clearance.

Newcastle slip the ball over to Tino Livramento who flies down the right wing, showing his pace for the first time. He loses possession but wins a throw in.

Kick off! Dortmund 0-0 Newcastle

17:47 , Mike Jones

The home side get the ball rolling in Germany and boot it over to the right side of the pitch. Nico Schlotterbeck recovers the ball as it comes back to him and pumps it forward once more.

Newcastle are up to the task winning the aerial balls and slip Joe Willock away down the left.

Dortmund vs Newcastle

17:42 , Mike Jones

The Signal Iduna Park is one of the great stadiums around Europe. The Yellow Wall is an imposing visual and the noise is always loud.

The teams make their way out onto the pitch with the Champions League anthem blazing through the speakers. This should be a cracker.

Kick off is up next...

Howe on facing Dortmund again

17:35 , Mike Jones

Eddie Howe said: “Looking back to the first game against Dortmund is a useful exercise but it’s not definitive because they may change the way they play and we may change the way we play.

“I think it was two evenly balanced teams going against each other - that game could have gone either way. Of course, we hit the woodwork a couple of times late on in the match.

“I think the players have a good idea of what to expect. They are a top team and they’ve got players who can hurt us so I think there’s full respect from us but, hopefully, we can get the fine margins on our side this time.”

Stripped of their spine, Newcastle face an uphill battle to rescue Champions League campaign

17:30 , Mike Jones

It is a big game, but then they all are now for Newcastle. By Christmas, they will have played Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea, AC Milan, Paris Saint-Germain and Borussia Dortmund twice each, and Liverpool, Arsenal, Tottenham, Aston Villa and Brighton once apiece. The definition of a major match can shift according to reason, to the quality of the opposition – despite the size of their fanbase and stadium, Newcastle may not have been underlined on the fixture list by the elite during their wilderness years – but the sight of the massive Signal Iduna Park is another reminder they are back in the big time now.

Whether they remain there in spring is still to be determined. Dortmund may have always been the biggest game of perhaps the biggest week thus far for Newcastle – a triple header of Manchester United, Arsenal and last season’s Bundesliga runners-up – but Eddie Howe’s side arrive in Germany having proved masters of brinkmanship. Short of players, but high on spirit, they are looking to complete a famous hat-trick.

In four days, they could have exited the Carabao Cup and been distanced from the Premier League’s top four; instead, they overcame United and Arsenal. Now for the side who inflicted their only defeat in their last 12 matches. Three points would put Newcastle on course for the knockout stages.

Stripped of their spine, Newcastle face an uphill battle to stay in Champions League

Borussia Dortmund vs Newcastle

17:25 , Mike Jones

Dortmund had lost three games in a row at home to English clubs before drawing with City last season. The win against Chelsea was their first against Premier League visitors since a 3-0 defeat of Spurs in the 2015/16 Europa League.

Last season’s Bundesliga runners-up are in the Champions League group stage for the 18th time over and the eighth successive season.

All but two of their 10 most recent campaigns have extended into the knockout rounds.

Borussia Dortmund vs Newcastle

17:20 , Mike Jones

Newcastle’s last game against German opponents before the Dortmund loss was the first they had failed to win. It was a goalless draw at Eintracht Frankfurt in the 2006/07 Uefa Cup group stage.

The Magpies had scored three goals in each of their first four meetings against Bundesliga teams, winning three successive games 3-1 before that draw in Frankfurt.

This is Newcastle’s third Champions League group stage campaign and a first since 2002/03, when they finished second in the initial group stage but were eliminated after coming third in their section behind Barcelona and Inter in the second group stage.

Eddie Howe makes no apologies for Newcastle’s no-nonsense approach to winning

17:15 , Mike Jones

Newcastle boss Eddie Howe is making no apologies for his team’s no-nonsense approach to winning football matches.

The Magpies headed for Germany on Monday ahead of Tuesday night’s Champions League clash with European big guns Borussia Dortmund, having muscled their way past Premier League rivals Arsenal on Saturday evening to add another significant scalp to their season’s collection.

Gunners manager Mikel Arteta was incandescent in the wake of the 1-0 defeat at St James’ Park, which was secured by Anthony Gordon’s lone strike, but only after it survived – much to the Spaniard’s disgust – three separate VAR checks, although his mood was not improved by the manner in which the Magpies blunted his attack.

Eddie Howe makes no apologies for Newcastle’s no-nonsense approach to winning

Eddie Howe on two years as Newcastle boss

17:10 , Mike Jones

“When we took over, the vision was very short-term and if we could stay in the Premier League.” said the Newcastle boss, when asked about his time as manager.

“We hadn’t won for some time so it was about getting that first win and building the confidence from there. Once it came, I think we steadily improved but to be at this point so soon after those moments is something we don’t take for granted.

“I think the whole feeling is that the club gives us immense satisfaction. The working environment, the players and culture we have at the training ground is very strong. The relationships are really strong through the spine of the club which I feel, for a successful football club, gives you the best opportunity.

“Most importantly, I think the relationship with our supporters, the players and us is really healthy and it’s in a good place. That combination is so strong for us at the moment.”

Borussia Dortmund vs Newcastle

17:05 , Mike Jones

Borussia Dortmund played four games against English opponents in the 2022/23 Champions League.

They lost 2-1 at Manchester City on before holding them to a 0-0 draw at home. The German side then beat Chelsea 1-0 in the round of 16 first leg, but bowed out after a 2-0 second-leg loss in London.

The goalless draw against City ended the German club’s eight-game losing streak against English clubs.

Their win at Newcastle was Dortmund’s second victory against Premier League opposition since a 2-1 victory at Tottenham in the 2015/16 Europa League, the other being against Chelsea last season.

Their record since the win at Spurs is was two draws and nine defeats.

Borussia Dortmund vs Newcastle

17:00 , Mike Jones

This is Newcastle’s first competitive visit to Germany since a goalless draw at Frankfurt in the 2006/07 Uefa Cup group stage.

The Magpies needed a stellar goalkeeping display from Shay Given to earn a draw that night and they could do with a similar performance from Nick Pope this evening to give them a chance at picking up three points.

How Anthony Gordon became central to Newcastle’s Champions League hopes

16:55 , Mike Jones

There may come a point on Tuesday when Eddie Howe decides he has to manage Callum Wilson’s minutes and a winger, who began 2023 on the bench for an Everton team in a downward spiral that seemed likely to take them into the Championship, will instead be repurposed as a centre-forward in the Champions League. In front of more than 80,000 people in Borussia Dortmund’s Signal Iduna Park, probably the biggest crowd of his life. Maybe with Newcastle United’s destiny at stake.

The chances are that Anthony Gordon will relish it. A theme of Newcastle’s star-studded fixture list is that Gordon has a refusal to be intimidated by big names or big games.

He harried Paris Saint-Germain, rousing the crowd at St James’ Park in the process. He was outstanding against Liverpool, even if his goal was overshadowed by Darwin Nunez’s late double. He flourished as an auxiliary centre-forward against Manchester United against Old Trafford. He scored Saturday’s winner against Arsenal, soon after Wilson went off and Gordon adopted his emergency role as a striker.

How Anthony Gordon became central to Newcastle’s Champions League hopes

Borussia Dortmund vs Newcastle

16:50 , Mike Jones

The teams are level on four points, two behind Paris Saint-Germain, who beat Dortmund 2-0 in France on Matchday 1.

The German club drew 0-0 at home against AC Milan in their previous home game while Newcastle also shared a scoreless draw against the Rossoneri, in Italy on Matchday 1.

The Magpies went on to hammer PSG 4-1 in their second fixture and will hope to move back to winning ways tonight.

Borussia Dortmund vs Newcastle

16:45 , Mike Jones

Borussia Dortmund and Newcastle are level on points in Group F as they meet in Germany with the home side looking to build on their first win in this season’s Champions League.

Felix Nmecha’s 45th-minute goal proved pivotal in giving Dortmund three points at St James’ Park, ending the German side’s six-game losing run in England and inflicting Newcastle’s first defeat by Bundesliga opponents.

That was the sides’ first ever meeting, and only Newcastle’s sixth game against a German club in Uefa competition. Dortmund, by contrast, have faced English opponents 33 times.

Howe on Dan Burn’s injury

16:40 , Mike Jones

Newcastle left-back Dan Burn picked up a knock in the match against Arsenal and is facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines. Eddie Howe spoke about Burn’s absence saying the defender will be a big miss for the team.

“Unfortunately, Dan will be out for some time.” said Howe, “It’s another long-term problem - a couple of months is sort of a speculative number for us. He landed on his spine. I think he has got a problem with the base of his spine.

“It is a huge blow. He has been gigantic for us since he signed, for a lot of different reasons as I’ve continually said.

“His character, his determination, his experience and versatility so it is not just one position we are losing. It’s something we have to roll with.”

Howe makes three changes

16:39 , Mike Jones

Eddie Howe swaps out three players from the starting XI that lined-up against Arsenal at the weekend. Dan Burn is injured so Tino Livramento comes in and Kieran Trippier will most likely switch to the left-back position.

Joe Willock and Lewis Hall both start with Miguel Almiron and Anthong Gordon on the bench.

Dortmund vs Newcastle line-ups

16:34 , Mike Jones

Borussia Dortmund XI: Kobel; Sule Hummels, Schlotterbeck, Ryerson; Sabitzer, Ozcan; Adeyemi, Nmecha, Brandt; Fullkrug

Newcastle XI: Pope; Trippier, Lascelles, Schar, Livramento; Guimaraes, Longstaff, Joelinton; Hall, Wilson, Willock

Newcastle lose Dan Burn and Jacob Murphy in ‘worrying’ double injury blow

16:25 , Mike Jones

Newcastle boss Eddie Howe revealed his side’s hard-fought 1-0 win against Arsenal came at a price with Dan Burn and Jacob Murphy both sustaining injuries.

Anthony Gordon’s controversial second-half winner halted Arsenal’s unbeaten Premier League start to the season after a triple VAR check.

But Howe faces an anxious wait to learn the full extent of Burn’s back injury, while Murphy will have surgery after popping the same shoulder he dislocated last month and now faces three months out.

Newcastle lose Dan Burn and Jacob Murphy in ‘worrying’ double injury blow

Howe on the previous match against Dortmund

16:20 , Mike Jones

Eddie Howe was asked for his thoughts on Newcastle last Champions League outing which saw them lose 1-0 to tonight’s opponents at St. James’ Park.

"I think it was two evenly balanced teams going against each other," he said, "That game could have gone either way. I hope we can get the fine margins on our side this time."

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Borussia Dortmund vs Newcastle

16:15 , Mike Jones

Newcastle United manager Eddie Howe says he is not taking the club’s fantastic spell for granted as they prepare to face Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League.

Howe was appointed in November 2021 with the team languishing in the Premier League relegation zone and two seasons in they are now contenders in the league and participating in the European top-flight.

"No," he replied when asked if he could have imagined this when he arrived. "When we took over the vision was very short term. It was ‘can we stay in the Premier League?’

"To be at this point so soon after those moments is something I don’t take for granted."

Newcastle and Kick It Out condemn ‘disgusting racial abuse’ sent duo after Arsenal match

16:10 , Mike Jones

Newcastle United have condemned the racist abuse sent to Bruno Guimaraes and Joe Willock on social media following Saturday’s 1-0 win over Arsenal.

Anthony Gordon’s controversial second-half winner ended the Gunners’ unbeaten start to the Premier League season.

Willock revealed the abuse he had been sent on Instagram and urged the platform to find those responsible.

Newcastle condemn ‘disgusting racial abuse’ sent duo after Arsenal match

Borussia Dortmund vs Newcastle prediction

16:05 , Mike Jones

In a similar manner to the previous match between the sides, it will be a hard-fought clash with both teams struggling to find openings, but with the strong home support, Dortmund will edge it once again.

Dortmund 2-1 Newcastle.

Borussia Dortmund vs Newcastle predicted line-ups

16:00 , Mike Jones

Newcastle XI: Pope, Trippier, Lascelles, Schar, Livramento, Longstaff, Bruno Guimaraes, Joelinton, Almiron, Wilson, Gordon

Dortmund XI: Kobel, Wolf, Hummels, Schlotterbeck, Ryerson, Ozcan, Sabitzer, Reus, Brandt, Malen, Fulkrug

Borussia Dortmund vs Newcastle early team news

15:55 , Mike Jones

Both Dan Burn and Jacob Murphy sustained injuries during Newcastle’s 1-0 win over Arsenal on Saturday.

Howe might have to make a difficult call when the extend of Burn’s back injury became apparent in the aftermath, while Murphy will undergo surgery after popping the same shoulder he dislocated last month and faces three months on the sidelines.

The latest two injuries take Newcastle’s total to eight senior players.

How to watch Borussia Dortmund vs Newcastle

15:50 , Mike Jones

Dortmund vs Newcastle takes place at 5.45 pm GMT on Tuesday 7 November at the Signal Iduna Park in Germany.

The match will be shown live on TNT Sports 1 which can be streamed via the Discovery+ app with coverage starting at 5pm GMT.

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Borussia Dortmund vs Newcastle

15:45 , Mike Jones

Good evening and welcome to The Independent’s coverage of tonight’s fascinating encounter between Newcastle and Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League.

Eddie Howe’s men travel to Germany for their fourth match of the group stages knowing that a victory would put them in a strong position to reach the knockout rounds but a defeat is likely to see them drift away from the top two teams in the group.

Dortmund defeated the Magpies at St. James’ Park and will be confident of doing so again in front of their home supporters. Howe also has a juggling act on his hands as many of Newcastle’s key players are absent so this will be a tricky contest for the men in black and white.

We’ll have all the updates, team news and match action throughout the evening so stick around as we build-up to kick off...