Eddie Howe and his players will know another defeat tonight will leave their hopes of reaching the Champions League knockout stage hanging up a thread. Dortmund ran out 1-0 winners at St James' Park last month and will be confident of a repeat result in front of their own fans amid then imposing Signal Iduna Park atmosphere.
The visitor's injury woes have further worsened with Dan Burn joining Alexander Isak, Harvey Barnes and Sven Botman on the sidelines, meaning Tito Livramento should get the nod at right-back, with Kieran Tripper moving to the opposite flank. Dortmund are sweating on Emre Can's fitness while Felix Nmecha will hope to start after his goal in the reverse fixture.
Newcastle, though, have shown they can mix it with Europe's elite after a big win over Paris Saint-Germain and a credible draw away at AC Milan. Do not count them out tonight. Follow the game LIVE below with our dedicated match blog.
Borussia Dortmund vs Newcastle latest news
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90min: Longstaff tries to find Almiron but it's another overhit cross. Newcastle just not been at it today.
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85min: Are doing all they can do and that's try to salvage something. But Dortmund are ready to pick them off.
It's PSG away up next for Newcastle. Not looking good.
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80min: That should be that! Newcastle were pushing for an equaliser but Trippier's poor free kick delivery lets Dortmund break, it's two on two and Brandt goes the whole way to fire home.
He gets his goal!
19:21 , Alex Young
75min: Talking of busy players, Brandt is involved in everything tonight and still desperate to add to the goal tally tonight. His latest attempt is cross-cum-shot towards the back post which evades everyone.
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71min: I think Livramento has now gone to left-back, which is a surprise. Meanwhile, Pope is faking an injury while Joelinton and Willock are handed a note to read by the Newcastle bench.
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68min: Gordon is so busy, such a fun player. He tries to wriggle into the area, and gets past two players but then loses the ball.
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66min: There's definitely a goal in this for Newcastle, they look full of confidence and invention since half-time. Dortmund are ready to pounce, though.
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63min: Schar has a go from behind the halfway line. Kobel was off his line, but not that far.
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59min: Referee gives a goal kick! Bizarre.
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58min: End to end, this. Brandt is desperate to score and almost sneaks a fine effort inside the near post but Pope at full stretch sends it behind.
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55min: How did Joelinton miss? Incredible cross from Livramento and it's on a plate for Joelinton to just nod in and sends his header a yard wide.
Harder to miss.
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51min: Up the other end, Brandt drives into the area, shapes to shoot but loses the ball under his feet. No matter though as no Newcastle players pounces on it so he picks it back up and forces Pope into a smart save.
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49min: Great chance for Newcastle as Livramento gets down the right and fires a low cross for Gordon to tap in but the keeper gets a fingertip to it.
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48min: Slight pause in play as Dortmund fans are throwing rubbish onto the pitch for some reason.
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And Almiron is on for Hall, as predicted.
The second half is underway.
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Oh dear. Gordon is on but it is Wilson who is off.
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Teams are on the way back out.
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The hosts are good value for their lead but Newcastle improved after going behind.
It wouldn't be a surprise to see Almiron and/or Gordon introduced soon as Livramento is not cut out an advanced wide attacking role.
The same goes for Hall, so there could be a rejig at full-back to keep Livramento on.
We shall see.
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47min: That's your lot for the first half.
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46min: Good save from Kobel to deny Joelinton with a decent standing header from 12 yards. Newcastle's best chance!
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45min: One minute added on.
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43min: Hopeful shouts of handball from the Dortmund fans after the ball hits Livramento, but there's nothing doing. Howe tells Almiron to go for a jog.
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41min: Trippier's passing has been all over the shop tonight. Livramento, not a winger, being the winger ahead of him perhaps isn't helping as he looks for alternative options.
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38min: Oof, close! A ball is floated over the top as Joelinton beats the offside trap but he can't quite bring it under control.
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36min: A write that and the Sabitzer goes close to adding a second with a rash first-time effort from 20 yards.
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34min: Newcastle playing with some confidence and Dortmund letting them pass the ball around. I'm not sure that's the wisest move from the hosts.
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32min: Trippier whips it in and Lascelles rises highest but it's easy for Kobel in goal.
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31min: A good response from Newcastle, who are now the team bossing possession since the goal and have forced a few corners. Trippier about to take the second...
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28min: Hall is really struggling with the pace of the game. Already on the booking and looks a bag of nerves because of it. I'd be surprised if we see him in the second half.
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26min: It's been coming!
Fullkrug with his first Champions League goal as he lashes home from close range after Newcastle simply don't clear their lines.
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24min: Trippier is struggling. Not with his fitness, just struggling to cope with Dortmund at the moment.
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21min: Finally Newcastle get out through Willock, who darts down the left flank and looks for Wilson's dart into the area but his cross is a good five yards over the striker's head.
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20min: Dortmund having so much luck with a simple hoof up field, winning the first header and then they are 35 yards from Newcastle's goal.
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18min: Newcastle need to ride this storm. They have plenty of quality on the counter but it's their defence which is shaking.
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16min: Another big save from Pope as Adeyemi finds a spot of space in the area to fire off an effort, but again it is straight at the keeper.
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13min: Fullkrug forces Pope into a first save. Plenty of power from the edge of the area but it's straight down the goalkeeper's throat.
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11min: Dortmund on top as they force a corner, which causes panic in the Newcastle area before Joelinton boots the ball clear. They come again but Brandt is offside.
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10min: Oof, Hall already into the book for dragging back Fullkrug. A bit of a harsh yellow card.
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9min: It's Trippier at right-back, Hall on the left and Livramento bombing down the right wing.
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7min: Almost right on cue Brandt has a pop from the right after finding space alongside Hall, but Dortmund's top scorer this season gets under the ball.
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5min: An even start to the game, with both teams able to get their foot on the ball but nothing in the way of sights of goal.
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3min: Willock goes down after a heavy challenge from Hummels. He'll be OK but that was a tad nasty.
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1min: We're up and running in Dortmund!
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...and here they come. Newcastle in a familiar-looking shade of green.
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The teams are in the tunnel.
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Kick-off is fast approaching.
A coy Eddie Howe on tactics to TNT Sports
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"I can't tell you that but I can tell you that we hope the team perform today with a mix of youth and experience with the athleticism needed to win today.
"We needed to pick a team to give us the best chance, and we believe in this team. We need to play very well.
"I won't tell you [if there's a change in shape]."
Teams in full
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Dortmund: Kobel, Sule, Hummels, Schlotterbeck, Ryerson, Sabitzer, Ozcan, Brandt, Nmecha, Adeyemi, Fullkrug
Subs: Bensebaini, Reyna, Haller, Reus, Wolf, Moukoko, Malen, Meyer, Laurenz Lotka, Blank, Bynoe-Gittens
Newcastle: Pope, Trippier, Lascelles, Schar, Hall, Longstaff, Bruno Guimaraes, Willock, Livramento, Wilson, Joelinton
Subs: Dubravka, Dummett, Gordon, Karius, Almiron, Parkinson, Miley, De Bolle
Dortmund team news
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It's also three changes for Dortmund.
Nmecha, who scored the only goal in the reverse fixture, comes in alongside Adeyemi while Sule takes his place in defence.
Malen and Reus are on the bench.
Newcastle team news
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It's three changes for Newcastle as Willock, Livramento and Hall come in.
It could be Hall at left-back, or in midfield. Or Trippier at left-back or right-back. Or Livramento at right-back or right wing.
Only Howe knows.
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Here's how the hosts look.
🚨 BVB STARTING XI VS. NEWCASTLE 🚨 pic.twitter.com/Aq96kGc3mR
— Borussia Dortmund (@BlackYellow) November 7, 2023
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Lewis Hall starts!
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) November 7, 2023
Newcastle fans are in town
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It's 9C in Dortmund.
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Here's how the bookies see tonight:
Borussia Dortmund - 8/5
Draw - 15/8
Newcastle - 13/10
The visitors are narrow favourites, according to Betfair.
Terzic wants to move on from Bayern drubbing
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"We were really honest in our analysis and then tried to take the lessons from that to look forward and to focus on the next task, which is tomorrow.
"Why we are confident is that we were already way better three days before the Bayern match (against Hoffenheim in the DFB Cup) and also two weeks ago in Newcastle. Now our focus is on the next task."
Howe on tactics preparations
16:01 , Alex Young
"It's inbuilt in me, I think every game is a must-win and the term is probably overused in football."
"But it's the only way that we prepare. We prepare to win every game, we never have anything else in our minds and we will prepare to win this one."
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It’s difficult to see a way in which a depleted Newcastle team beat a Dortmund side in this kind of form, Bayern result aside.
Dortmund to win 2-1.
Newcastle team news
15:41 , Alex Young
Dan Burn will be out for a long spell with a back injury, manager Eddie Howe revealed yesterday.
The centre-back landed on his back after jumping for a header in Saturday's 1-0 home Premier League win over Arsenal and did not return for the second half after suffering a spinal injury.
"Dan Burn will be out for some time. Long-term problem, a couple of months is a speculative number. He landed on his spine. A huge blow," Howe told a news conference on Monday.
"It's not just one position we're losing, we're losing his ability to play centre-back as well. But it's something we have to roll with.
Sven Botman, Alexander Isak, Harvey Barnes, Elliot Anderson and Jacob Murphy are all also out.
Dortmund team news
15:30 , Alex Young
Borussia Dortmund have doubts over skipper Emre Can and defender Ramy Bensebaini.
Manager Edin Terzic has warned Borussia Dortmund they will have to be even better than they were at St James' Park if they are to win tonight.
He said: "We need to improve because we know that they are not happy with the way that they performed at St James' Park and they will want to do much better tomorrow, so if they are going to do it better, we have to do it better.
"That's something we have focused on, this is something we're going to talk about with the team this afternoon, again to be ready for tomorrow, and then we've got to do everything to also use the chance to get a home win tomorrow and make a big step in the group."
How to watch
15:20 , Alex Young
TV channel: The game will be broadcast on TNT Sports 1. Coverage starts at 5pm GMT ahead of a 5.45pm kick-off.
Live stream: Subscribers to TNT Sports will be able to watch on a live stream via the Discovery+ App.
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Good afternoon and welcome to the Standard's LIVE coverage of the Champions League clash between Borussia Dortmund and Newcastle United.
It's not quite do or die for Newcastle after four points from three games on the board, but another win for Dortmund and Paris Saint-Germain will see them move drift of the top two.
It's an early kick-off tonight, at 5.45pm GMT, so stick with us for all the build-up, action and reaction.