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Borussia Dortmund secure vital win at Newcastle

Newcastle: BorussiaDortmundrekindled their hopes in Champions League Group F with a gritty 1-0 victoryatNewcastleUnited thanks to Felix Nmecha’s clinical first-half strike on Wednesday night.

Nmecha’s first-time finish near the end of a high-octane opening half proved enough for the Bundesliga side to post their firstwinin the groupatthe third time of asking.

After a wide-open half,Dortmunddefended their lead solidly after the break although Callum Wilson headed a chance against the crossbar andNewcastlestruck the woodwork again deep into stoppage time.

Defeat was an anti-climax forNewcastleafter theirwinover Paris St Germain in the previous match, and the group is now wide open. PSG have six points withNewcastleandDortmundboth on four points and Milan on two.

(Published 26 October 2023, 01:19 IST)

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