Borussia Dortmund eases past weary Newcastle behind Fullkrug, Brandt

Borussia Dortmund cut down injury-hit Newcastle United 2-0 at the Westfalenstadion on Tuesday to rewire Group F of the UEFA Champions League.

Niclas Fullkrug scored in the first half and Julian Brandt struck late to give the hosts a score line befitting their control of the match, with Dortmund attempting 17 of the game's 26 shots and forcing six saves out of Nick Pope in a fine bounceback from a Der Klassiker embarrassment at the weekend.

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Dortmund beat Newcastle 1-0 at St James’ Park two weeks ago and now lives atop the group on seven points with a +1 goal differential before Paris Saint-Germain (six points, +2 goal differential) and AC Milan (four points, -3 goal differential) meet later Tuesday.

Newcastle has four points, good for third place in the group, and could find itself bottom with a Milan win over PSG at the San Siro. The Magpies go to PSG on Nov. 28 and finish the group stage at home to Milan on Dec. 13.

Magpies injuries, suspensions too much for the occasion

Beating Borussia Dortmund on a Champions League evening at the Westfalenstadion isn't for many; BVB drew Milan in this year's group stage and was unbeaten at home last season versus Copenhagen, Man City, and Sevilla. In fact, only Ajax has beaten Dortmund at home in group stage play going back six group stages.

So for an injury-hit Newcastle to beat Arsenal at the weekend and load up for the Yellow Wall with 31-year-old Callum Wilson their only center forward while Sven Botman, Sandro Tonali, Dan Burn, Alexander Isak, Elliot Anderson, Matt Targett, and Harvey Barnes all missed out?

Sometimes, it is that easy. A decent Joelinton chance aside, it never looked to be going any other way than a BVB win.

What’s next?

Newcastle goes to Bournemouth at 10am ET Saturday, while Dortmund heads to Stuttgart a half hour earlier.

Borussia Dortmund vs Newcastle final score: 2-0

Goal: Fullkrug (26'), Brandt (79')

Julian Brandt goal video

Brandt has done everything but score in this match, and now the "everything but" can be deleted.

Niclas Fullkrug goal video: Dortmund goes in front

You can't say it wasn't coming for the hosts.

Marcel Sabitzer has been brilliant in black and yellow, and he slices through the Magpies' defense to send a ball to the front post.

Niclas Fullkrug doesn't need an invitation and knifes it first time into the goal.

How to watch Borussia Dortmund vs Newcastle live, stream link, start time

Kick off: 12:45pm ET, Tuesday (November 7)
How to watch: Paramount+ and TUDN USA

Focus on Borussia Dortmund

With so many attacking talents at his disposal, Terzic has to figure out who to start together as he continues to try new combinations in attack. Dortmund need a fast start against Newcastle and they may have to play differently than they did in their win away at St James' Park as they soaked up pressure and launched impressive counters. Expectation levels will be high, especially following the defeat to Bayern at the weekend as Dortmund's unbeaten run in the Bundesliga was ended in emphatic fashion and their fans will demand a reaction.

Focus on Newcastle United

Eddie Howe is juggling his side's injury issues extremely well (Newcastle currently have 10 players out injured) and don't be surprised if Tino Livramento or Lewis Hall play a large chunk of this game. Newcastle are struggling up top without the injured Alexander Isak and they're asking Callum Wilson to dig deep as he's rolled out time and time again in attack. Anthony Gordon scored the winner against Arsenal at the weekend and has been in fine form in recent weeks. With Sven Botman still out and Dan Burn struggling to be fit, Howe may have to start Livramento at right back and Trippier at left back with Jamaal Lascelles and Fabian Schar at center back.