Nmecha winner for Borussia Dortmund dampens Newcastle’s knockout hopes

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Eddie Howe had never attended a Champions League match until last month but anyone who expected Newcastle’s manager to display a novice’s grasp of elite European tactical intricacies was soon disabused as his side raced to the top of Group F.

Yet after a draw in Milan and a home dismantling of Paris Saint-Germain Howe and his players finally met their match in Edin Terzic’s intelligently incisive Borussia Dortmund. On a night when torrential rain cascaded down from the Tyneside skies, a fine first-half winner from the excellent Felix Nmecha ensured that, with three games to go, qualification for the knockout stages has been thrown wide open.

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Written by Louise Taylor at St James’ Park
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2023/oct/25/newcastle-borussia-dortmund-champions-league-match-report under the title “Nmecha winner for Borussia Dortmund dampens Newcastle’s knockout hopes”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.