One day, and sooner than you think, this Newcastle side will be a frightening force in Europe. Once they can add a little craft to their graft, a little depth to a squad still stretched thin by a relentless schedule. Once they work out how to break down teams who do not simply let themselves be bullied. In short, once they work out how to win games like this.
Borussia Dortmund have now beaten them twice in a fortnight, and while Newcastle can still qualify for the last 16 it will probably need a win in Paris and a favour or two. Put this down as a learning experience: a lesson in how to blend physicality with creativity, how to change the angles of attack, how to get your forwards into the game and how to make sure your productive spells get rewarded.
Written by Jonathan Liew at Signal Iduna Park
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2023/nov/07/borussia-dortmund-newcastle-champions-league-match-report under the title “Julian Brandt seals win as Dortmund deal harsh lesson to Newcastle”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.