Newcastle leads the standings with 4 points (Al-Arabi Al-Jadeed/Getty)
Will be Newcastle The English team faces a difficult challenge to continue to lead Group Six in the league competition Europe champions Football when it faces its guest, Borussia Dortmund, on Wednesday, in the third round of the group stage.
This will be the first competitive meeting between Newcastle, who leads the group standings with 4 points, and Borussia Dortmund, who is at the bottom of the standings with just one point, and which hopes to return to the competition to qualify for the second round in a group that also includes French teams Paris Saint-Germain and Italian Milan.
Newcastle United have never lost to a German opponent in all European competitions (won 4 and drawn once), the last of which was 0-0 with Eintracht Frankfurt in the 2006-2007 UEFA Cup. For its part, Borussia Dortmund lost in its last six away matches against English teams in all competitions, conceding at least two goals each time.
On the other hand, all four of his victories were away from home against English clubs against 4 different competitors, namely West Ham United in 1966, Manchester United in 1997, Arsenal in 2013, and Tottenham Hotspur in 2016.
Statistics support Newcastle
Newcastle achieved its biggest win ever in the Champions League over Paris Saint-Germain in the previous round (4-1), and the “McBays” won 60% of their home matches in the competition (6 out of 10), compared to only 20% outside. At home (2 out of 10), and against Dortmund in particular, he failed to score in all of his last three matches in the Champions League competition.
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