Borussia Dortmund dealt late illness blow ahead of Newcastle United clash

 Julian Ryerson of Borussia Dortmund reacts during the Bundesliga match between Borussia Dortmund and SV Werder Bremen at Signal Iduna Park on October 20, 2023 in Dortmund, Germany. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images) Julian Ryerson of Borussia Dortmund reacts during the Bundesliga match between Borussia Dortmund and SV Werder Bremen at Signal Iduna Park on October 20, 2023 in Dortmund, Germany. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)
Julian Ryerson of Borussia Dortmund reacts during the Bundesliga match between Borussia Dortmund and SV Werder Bremen at Signal Iduna Park on October 20, 2023 in Dortmund, Germany. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images) | Getty Images
Illness means Borussia Dortmund will be without one of their players for the trip to Newcastle United.

Borussia Dortmund have been dealt an illness blow ahead of tomorrow evening’s Champions League clash at Newcastle United (kick-off 8pm).

The Bundesliga club are en route to Tyneside and have confirmed full-back Julian Ryerson has been left at home due to being unwell. Ryerson, a Norwegian international, had started the last seven games and scored twice.

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In 25-year-old’s place, Dortmund boss Edin Terzic is likely to call upon Ramy Bensebaini at the left-back with Marius Wolf likely to go down the right.

According to Dortmund winger Julian Brandt, his side “absolutely need a victory” against Newcastle after picking up just one from their opening two matches.

The Magpies, meanwhile, sit top of the group having drawn against AC Milan before beating Paris Saint-Germain 4-1 last time out.

Brandt said: “Even though they produced a very good performance against PSG, we must go there full of confidence. The group is so wild that anything can happen. We absolutely need a victory.”

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Meanwhile, Terzic is expecting an “intensive challenge”. The 40-year-old has come up against Newcastle and head coach Eddie Howe before during his time as assistant manager to Slaven Bilic at West Ham United.

“It will be an intensive challenge that we’re extremely looking forward to,” he said. “They have made very smart transfers. I still know and appreciate from my time in England. An excellent coach.”

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