Felix Nmecha’s first-half winner helped Borussia Dortmund beat Newcastle United and move up to second place in their UEFA Champions League group.
Borussia Dortmund registered their first win of the 2023/24 UEFA Champions League group stage on Wednesday and also put an end to their losing streak in England by claiming a 1-0 win over Newcastle United. The Black and Yellows put in a spirited performance and managed to stifle the home side for the majority of the game.
It was another strong defensive display from Edin Terzic’s side, who have now kept four clean sheets in their last six games. Borussia Dortmund finally managed to showcase their Bundesliga form on the UEFA Champions League stage, and now find themselves well and truly in the hunt for a spot in the round of 16.
Here are our player ratings from Borussia Dortmund’s 1-0 win over Newcastle United.
Gregor Kobel (9/10)
Borussia Dortmund certainly had Gregor Kobel to thank for the three points as the Swiss shot-stopper came up with several vital saves over the course of the 90 minutes. Kobel once again proved why he is one of the best goalkeepers in the world, and made sure that Newcastle weren’t able to find a way past him.