This Wednesday, October 25, 2023 at 3:00 p.m. (Miami) Newcastle will face Borussia Dortmund at St James’ Park Stadium. The match is valid for Matchday 03 of the UEFA Champions League.
Newcastle have had a solid preparation for the start of the Champions League under the direction of Eddie Howe. Since September 16, the team has not lost in eight consecutive games. In this period, Newcastle managed a 0-0 draw against Milan, impressively defeated PSG by a score of 4-1, and won four of their five Premier League games, including a crushing 8-0 victory against SheffieldUnited. In addition, they eliminated Manchester City from the English League Cup. These results are surprising, especially considering that teams without experience in competing on multiple fronts often encounter difficulties, but Newcastle seem to be dealing with this situation successfully.
Despite having experience, Edin Terzic’s team, known as the “bumblebees”, faced difficulties at the beginning of the season by drawing with modest Bundesliga teams such as Heidenheim and Bochum. However, Dortmund have made an impressive comeback in the domestic league, going on a five-match winning streak to sit just two points off first place in the table.