Newcastle v Dortmund player ratings: Gordon 8, Joelinton 5; Nmecha 8, Reus 6

German side blow open Champions League Group F with a 1-0 win at St James' Park

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Borussia Dortmund rekindled their hopes in Champions League Group F with a gritty 1-0 victory at Newcastle United 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 first win in the group at the third attempt.

After a wide-open half, Dortmund defended their lead solidly after the break although Callum Wilson headed a chance against the crossbar and Newcastle struck the woodwork again deep into stoppage time.

Defeat was an anti-climax for Newcastle after their win over Paris Saint-Germain in the previous match, and the group is now wide open. PSG have six points with Newcastle and Dortmund both on four points and Milan on two.

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Updated: October 26, 2023, 4:15 AM