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.
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.