Newcastle United start a double header at home to European Giants, Borussia Dortmund and this will be a first meeting between the two.
Newcastle are enjoying life back after a twenty-year absence from Europe’s elite competition.Embed from Getty Images
Magpies would have never thought they would be top of Group F (Group of Death) at this stage with four points, gaining a precious away point at AC Milan and destroying Paris Saint Germain 4-1 at home.
Dortmund’s last win in England goes back to the days of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in 2016.
The German club sit bottom with one point and have not managed to get themselves on the scoresheet.Embed from Getty Images
In Eddie Howe’s pre-match conference, Howe said about Alexsander Isak: “I thought he was outstanding. Then he picked up a slight groin problem, but I think he’s back to full fitness. He’s trained really well in the build-up to this game.”Embed from Getty Images
Borussia Dortmund boss Edin Terzic on the atmosphere at St. James’ Park: “For English standards, it’s an extraordinary atmosphere. We know there’s a heated atmosphere. We are aware of its significance. We also know that we need to deliver a really good performance. That’s how we aim to earn the victory.”