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Barcelona crushed by Shakhtar Donetsk, Borussia Dortmund beat Newcastle amid UEFA protests

Shakhtar are making their seventh consecutive group-stage look however failed to succeed in the knockout rounds within the final 5 seasons. That they had received solely three of their final 20 matches in European competitions, together with at Antwerp this month.

Barcelona had misplaced solely as soon as this season — to Actual Madrid within the Spanish league Clasico final month. That they had no makes an attempt on course by the primary hour in Hamburg, and just one your complete match.

UEFA Champions League matchday 4 outcomes

Wednesday (AEDT):

  • Borussia Dortmund 2 Newcastle 0
  • Shakhtar Donetsk 1 Barcelona 0
  • Lazio 1 Feyenoord 0
  • Porto 2 Antwerp 0
  • Manchester Metropolis 3 Younger Boys 0
  • AC Milan 2 Paris Saint-Germain 1
  • Atletico Madrid 6 Celtic 0
  • Crimson Star Belgrade 1 RB Leipzig 2


  • 4.45am: Actual Sociedad v Benfica, Napoli v Union Berlin.
  • 7am: Copenhagen v Manchester United, RB Salzburg v Inter Milan, Bayern Munich v Galatasaray, Arsenal v Sevilla, PSV Eindhoven v Lens, Actual Madrid v Braga.

Barcelona have performed poorly just lately, dropping two of their final three matches in all competitions. Marc-Andre ter Stegen made two saves early within the second half to maintain the Catalans within the match.

“It’s one in every of our worst matches that I recall in recent times,” Barcelona coach Xavi mentioned. “We’re not going by a superb second, we now have to recognise that. It’s a psychological factor. However we nonetheless depend upon our personal outcomes and we will qualify at house in opposition to Porto within the subsequent spherical.”

In Tuesday’s different early kick-off, Borussia Dortmund scored as soon as in every half to beat Newcastle 2-0 and provisionally take the lead in Group F with two video games remaining.

Germany ahead Niclas Fuellkrug drilled in from shut vary within the twenty sixth minute for his first purpose within the competitors and Julian Brandt added one other on the break within the 79th to kill off the sport and dent Newcastle’s possibilities of a top-two end.

Dortmund keeper Gregor Kobel looks on as fake money is thrown onto the pitch during the win over Newcastle.

Dortmund keeper Gregor Kobel seems to be on as pretend cash is thrown onto the pitch through the win over Newcastle.Credit score: Getty

The hosts appeared in management all through, with the match briefly interrupted within the second half by followers throwing pretend gold bars onto the pitch in protest at European governing physique UEFA’s deliberate competitors reforms.

Newcastle, trying extra aggressive within the second half, missed a golden probability to degree by Joelinton’s shut vary header within the 56th minute.


Dortmund, who’ve now crushed the Premier League membership in each their group matches, are high on seven factors. Newcastle, who had been lacking injured key gamers together with Sven Botman, Alexander Isak, Harvey Barnes and Elliot Anderson, have 4.


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