Borussia Dortmund top Group F after their 2-0 win against Newcastle United on Tuesday evening and speaking after the game, Edin Terzić praised his team’s performance just days after coming under criticism following their 4-0 Klassiker defeat against Bayern Munich on Saturday.
“It was a very good performance as a whole team,” said Terzić .”Newcastle have suffered two defeats in their last 13 games, both against us. And we also kept a clean sheet in both games. They had a great chance through Joelinton but otherwise we had everything under control.
“We were ready to do everything we could to score a goal and defend ours. We stayed in formation until the end.”
Niclas Füllkrug opened his account in the Champions League with a superb controlled finish past Nick Pope after 26 minutes as Dortmund controlled the opening stages of the tie. Julian Brandt, who has been BVB’s best player this season, continued to shine with Karim Adeyemi back in the side in place of Donyell Malen.
Dortmund then found themselves in a 2v1 situation and BVB’s best player on the night, Brandt, doubled his side’s lead. That means Dortmund have now done the double over Newcastle United which could prove important in the head-to-head. Last night was a huge result for Borussia Dortmund in what’s a tough Champions League group.
Speaking after the game, Sebastian Kehl added: “We accepted the criticism from Saturday and showed a really good performance. It was a deserved victory. We have taken a big step forward in the group.”
GGFN | Daniel Pinder