Newcastle United face Borussia Dortmund in crucial Champions League showdown
Written by Liam Charlton on 7th November 2023
Premier League hopefuls Newcastle United travel to Germany tonight in a crucial Champions League showdown with Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund. Both teams are tied on four points, three points clear of AC Milan. The winner of tonight’s game will take a big step towards qualification from Group F.
It is Borussia Dortmund’s turn to play host as they welcome Newcastle United and the travelling Toon Army to the Westfalenstadion. Borussia Dortmund upset the odds at St James Park two weeks ago beating the hosts 0-1 and Newcastle United will be hoping they can return the favour tonight.
The game is one of two early kick-offs tonight with Shakhtar Donetsk hosting Barcelona in Group H.
Where can I watch the game?
When does coverage start?
Coverage will begin with a breakdown of the fixture and a look at the previous game between these teams at 17:00.
What time does the game kick-off?
The game is scheduled to kick off at 17:45.
Newcastle’s Champions League story so far
Tonight’s game is Newcastle United’s fourth since returning to the Champions League this season. Previously they earned a spirited 0-0 draw away to Italian giants AC Milan at the San Siro in their opening game of the group, before a rousing and eye-catching demolition of French Champions Paris Saint-Germain. A close game on October 25 saw Borussia Dortmund take all three points back to Germany with a 1-0 win on Tyneside.
What will a win do for Newcastle’s European hopes?
With only two games remaining in the group stages after tonight, avoiding defeat is a top priority for Newcastle. After the international break, Newcastle travel to the French capital in a return fixture to Paris Saint-Germain, before rounding off the group stage by hosting AC Milan on December 13.
Victory tonight and the Toon faithful will have cause for optimism that their Champions League journey can continue beyond what is considered to be the toughest group of this year’s competition. Defeat and Eddie Howe’s men could be looking down the barrel of Europa League football after Christmas.