Borussia Dortmund vs Newcastle LIVE: Gordon and Almiron BENCHED for crucial Champions League match – latest updates | The Sun

NEWCASTLE face Borussia Dortmund with three huge Champions League points up for grabs – and Eddie Howe has made a few interesting changes.

The Magpies gaffer has decided to drop Miguel Almiron and Saturday's winning goalscorer Anthony Gordon to the bench.

But Howe will still feel as if his team can get the job done as Dortmund come into this match off the back of a 4-0 beatdown from bitter rivals Bayern.

  • Kick-off time: 5:45pm BST
  • Live stream: Discovery+
  • TV channel: TNT Sports 1
  • Dortmund XI: Kobel; Sule, Hummels, Schlotterbeck, Ryerson; Ozcan, Sabitzer, Nmecha; Adeyemi, Fullkrug, Brandt
  • Newcastle XI: Pope; Trippier, Schar, Lascelles, Livramento; Guimaraes, Willock, Longstaff; Hall, Joelinton, Wilson


Follow ALL the action from Signal Iduna Park with our live blog below…

  • By Kostas Lianos

    Newcastle formation

    Newcastle manager Eddie Howe appears to have chosen a 4-3-3 formation against Borussia Dortmund.

    Nick Pope starts in goal with Kieran Trippier at right-back and Lewis Hall on the other side, while Fabian Schar and captain Jamal Lascelles team up at centre-back.

    Sean Longstaff, Bruno Guimaraes and Joe Willock link up in midfield.

    Tino Livramento, Joelinton and Callum Wilson spearhead the visitors' attack.

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    Borussia Dortmund formation

    Borussia Dortmund manager Edin Terzic appears to have opted for a 4-2-3-1 formation against Newcastle.

    Dortmund captain Gregor Kobel starts in goal with Niklas Sule at right-back and Julian Ryerson on the other side, while Mats Hummels and Nico Schlotterbeck link up at centre-back.

    Marcel Sabitzer and Salih Ozcan team up in midfield with Felix Nmecha at No10.

    Julian Brandt covers the right flank with Karim Adeyemi on the other side, while Niclas Fullkrug spearheads the attack.

  • By Kostas Lianos

    Newcastle subs

    Dubravka, Karius, Dummett, Miley, De Bolle, Almiron, Gordon, Parkinson

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    Dortmund subs

    Meyer, Lotka, Bensebaini, Reyna, Haller, Reus, Wolf, Moukoko, Malen, Blank, Bynoe-Gittens

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    Newcastle XI

    Pope; Trippier, Schar, Lascelles, Livramento; Guimaraes, Willock, Longstaff; Hall, Joelinton, Wilson

  • By Kostas Lianos

    Borussia Dortmund XI

    Kobel; Sule, Hummels, Schlotterbeck, Ryerson; Ozcan, Sabitzer, Nmecha; Adeyemi, Fullkrug, Brandt

  • By Kostas Lianos

    The team sheets are in!!!

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    Newcastle stats

    Newcastle are third in their Champions League group with only one win and one loss out of all three Champions League matches.

    The Toon are only two points away from Group F leaders Paris Saint-Germain.

    The Magpies are winless in their last two games against German teams in a European competition, of which they have lost one.

    That is after winning each of their first four games in Europe against Bundesliga sides.

    Credit: Rex
  • By Kostas Lianos

    Borussia Dortmund stats

    Borussia Dortmund are second in Group F – also known as the "Group of Death" as it also includes Newcastle, Paris Saint-Germain and AC Milan.

    Dortmund have only won one Champions League game out of three – which was against the Magpies at St James' Park – and lost another.

    BVB haven't beaten an English team at home or away in the competition since the 1996-1997 campaign against Manchester United.

    This will be the hosts' 150th match since the tournament's inception in 1992, so far the Bundesliga giants have won 69 and lost 49 games in Europe's elite competition.

    Credit: EPA
  • By Kostas Lianos

    Borussia Dortmund vs Newcastle Head-to-Head

    This is only the second time Borussia Dortmund and Newcastle face off.

    Their first and only meeting of course took place this year in the Champions League.

    Dortmund won the first leg 1-0 at St James' Park in October thanks toFelix Nmecha's winner.

    That was the Magpies' first match in the competition in 20 years.

    Credit: Rex
  • By Kostas Lianos

    Good afternoon from Dortmund

    Welcome to SunSport's live blog coverage of the Champions League clash between Borussia Dortmund and Newcastle.

    Kostas here, and I will be bringing you all the action from the Signal Iduna Park.

    Dortmund boss Edin Terzic will be without ex-Liverpool ace Emre Can, who is still dealing with a hip injury.

    Mateu Morey and Julien Duranville are also still healing from a knee and thigh injury respectively.

    Newcastle manager Eddie Howe, on the other hand, may be without Jacob Murphy and Dan Burn.

    Murphy appeared to suffer a recurrence of his shoulder injury while Burn tweaked his back on Sunday's controversial Premier League clash against Arsenal.

    Matt Targett (hamstring), Alexander Isak (groin), Harvey Barnes (foot), Elliot Anderson (back), Sven Botman (knee) and Javi Manquillo (groin) are also out.

    And of course the suspended Sandro Tonali will not be part of Howe's squad.

    Credit: PA

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