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Dortmund top the group of death with win over Newcastle 

Newcastle's expectancies of reaching the knockout matches of the Champions League were crushed as they fell to defeat against Borussia Dortmund.

Newcastle’s expectancies of reaching the knockout matches of the Champions League were crushed as they fell to defeat against Borussia Dortmund.

Opening Goal by Niclas Fullkrug

In a Group F showdown, the German hosts claimed an early lead when Niclas Fullkrug found the back of the net midway through the first half. This goal set the tone for an exciting match.

Julian Brandt Seals Victory

The Germans weren’t done yet. Late in the game, Julian Brandt sealed the deal with a superb counter-attack goal, ensuring a double triumph over their English opponents in the group.

Joelinton’s Missed Opportunity

Newcastle’s best chance to respond came just after the break when Joelinton had a golden opportunity. However, the midfielder’s header from Tino Livramento’s cross went wide from a mere five yards out. It was a missed opportunity for the English side.

Dortmund’s Control and Chances

Throughout much of the first half, Edin Terzic’s Dortmund side exhibited control and created several goal-scoring opportunities. They were the dominant force in the game.

Newcastle’s Improved Second Half

Despite the challenging circumstances due to injuries, Newcastle displayed an improved performance in the second half. However, they couldn’t find the intensity and quality that characterized their usual gameplay.

In the end, the Germans claimed a well-deserved victory, leaving Newcastle manager Eddie Howe acknowledging that his team fell short of their usual standards in the match.

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