Newcastle suffered a harmful Champions League defeat as they have been crushed 2-0 by Borussia Dortmund at Sign-Iduna Park.
Niclas Fullkrug’s objective put the Bundesliga facet forward halfway by way of the primary half and although Joelinton had possibilities to stage issues up for Newcastle, Julian Brandt’s late strike on the counter-attack ended any hope of a comeback for Eddie Howe’s facet.
The consequence leaves Newcastle with work to do if they’re to qualify for the knockout levels. They’re now three factors behind Dortmund with an away tie in opposition to Paris Saint-Germain up subsequent, one that would finish their hopes of development if outcomes don’t go their method.
Borussia Dortmund: Kobel (6); Sule (7), Hummels (7), Schlotterbeck (6), Ryerson (6); Ozcan (6), Sabitzer (6), Nmecha (7); Adeyemi (8), Fullkrug (7), Brandt (7).
Subs: Reus (n/a), Moukoko (n/a).
Newcastle: Pope (7); Trippier (6), Schar (6), Lascelles (6), Livramento (7); Guimaraes (6), Willock (6), Longstaff (6); Corridor (4), Joelinton (5), Wilson (5).
Subs: Gordon (6), Almiron (6), Miley (n/a).
Participant of the match: Karim Adeyemi.
How Newcastle’s evening went awry
Howe dropped Anthony Gordon, scorer of the winner in opposition to Arsenal on Saturday, to the bench together with Miguel Almiron because the Newcastle boss was pressured to make use of his squad. Tino Livramento and Lewis Corridor had solely began Carabao Cup video games previous to this.
It was a take a look at for them within the early levels as Dortmund, roared on by that massive residence help, had the higher of it from the outset. That interval of stress was rewarded when Marcel Sabitzer’s cut-back discovered the left foot of Fullkrug, who pounced to attain.
Borussia Dortmund switched three following their defeat to Bayern Munich. Niklas Sule got here in for Marius Wolf. Elsewhere, Felix Nmecha began instead of Marco Reus, whereas Donyell Malen dropped to the bench for Karim Adeyemi.
Newcastle made three modifications to the crew that beat Arsenal. Tino Livramento changed the injured Dan Burn, whereas Anthony Gordon and Miguel Almiron dropped to the bench. They have been changed by Lewis Corridor and Joe Willock within the beginning line-up.
Dortmund had been thrashed by Bayern Munich in the identical stadium on the weekend however the help was sometimes vociferous and maybe Newcastle have been unlucky to really feel the backlash. Saturday’s loss stays Dortmund’s solely residence defeat in over a yr.
Newcastle did reply and had alternatives to stage it up earlier than the interval. Joelinton failed to regulate the ball when put by way of and the tall Brazilian was then unable to get sufficient behind a header that was saved comfortably sufficient by Gregor Kobel.
The introduction of Gordon and Almiron added some impetus and Joelinton missed the clearest of his possibilities early within the second half, heading Livramento’s harmful cross large of the publish from point-blank vary. The sport was within the steadiness at that stage.
However pressured to open up searching for the equaliser, Newcastle have been picked off. The vigorous Karim Adeyemi sprang the counter-attack that left Livramento up in opposition to two gamers. He backed off Brandt who capitalised, ending low to Nick Pope’s left to finish it as a contest.
Newcastle’s gamers applauded the away help on the finish and have had their moments on this marketing campaign. However these back-to-back defeats to Dortmund imply they are going to want one thing particular if the journey is to proceed into the knockout levels.
Newcastle’s remaining Champions League fixtures
November 28: Paris Saint-Germain (A) – kick-off 8pm
December 13: AC Milan (H) – kick-off 8pm
Newcastle return to Premier League motion on Saturday after they journey to face head coach Eddie Howe’s former membership Bournemouth, stay on Sky Sports activities (kick-off 5.30pm).
Up subsequent for Borussia Dortmund is a visit to Stuttgart within the Bundesliga on Saturday (kick-off 2.30pm).