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Home   /   Newcastle United 0-1 Borussia Dortmund Match Report – Nmecha’s first half strike shushes the Toon Army. 
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Borussia Dortmund’s Felix Nmecha broke their hoodoo of losing on England soil on their seventh attempt since 2016 and collected their first win in Group F.  

Their last win came at White Hart Lane against Tottenham Hotspurs. 

Dortmund were a potent threat to Newcastle United in contrary by thrashing previous visitors, Paris Saint Germain 4-1. 

Both goalkeepers Nick Pope and Gregor Kobel were busy. 

Kobel’s heroics in the first half denied Anthony Gordon twice and substitute Callum Wilson’s potential equalizer in the second half. 

Pope faced ten shots in the first half including a memorable double save from Donyell Malen and Niclas Fullkrug.

The first twenty minutes were frantic and high tempo from both teams which added ingredients to a special European encounter where both sides have never met before. 

Before the first half ended, Dortmund deservedly took the lead. Felix Nmecha made a run into the box, unmarked and executed the shot beautifully and Pope had no chance of saving it. 

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Newcastle United were dealt a huge blow earlier in the game. Alexsander Isak left the field due to injury and Callum Wilson replaced him. 

The German team had a point to prove, having one point from two games in the group.

Dortmund boss’s Edin Terzić tactics worked, by high pressing at any point Newcastle lost the ball in the opposition’s half.  

Additionally, Dortmund’s style was free flowing and beautiful to watch. They were not fazed by the hostility of St. James’s Park.  

This result leaves the group wipe open.  

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