Borussia Dortmund send Newcastle United X-rated warning before Champions League clash

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Newcastle United host Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League on Wednesday evening.

Borussia Dortmund head to Newcastle United unbeaten in the Bundesliga - but it could be their fans who make the biggest impression on Tyneside.

St James’ Park will, as ever, be packed-to-the-rafters on Wednesday evening, with tickets as sought after as a nugget in the gold rush. The Magpies’ great cathedral on the hill could easily have sold out twice over, much like it could well have the night Paris Saint-Germain were put to the sword on game week two.

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Borussia Dortmund fans show their support whilst holding up scarves prior to the Bundesliga match between Borussia Dortmund and SV Werder Bremen at Signal Iduna Park on October 20, 2023 in Dortmund, Germany. Borussia Dortmund fans show their support whilst holding up scarves prior to the Bundesliga match between Borussia Dortmund and SV Werder Bremen at Signal Iduna Park on October 20, 2023 in Dortmund, Germany.
Borussia Dortmund fans show their support whilst holding up scarves prior to the Bundesliga match between Borussia Dortmund and SV Werder Bremen at Signal Iduna Park on October 20, 2023 in Dortmund, Germany. | Getty Images

Goals from Miguel Almiron, Dan Burn, Sean Longstaff and Fabian Schar put the Magpies in the Group F driving seat that week - and Eddie Howe will be hoping for more of the same against last season’s Bundesliga runners up, who have just one point and no goals from their opening two encounters in the ‘Group of Death’.

And while Newcastle, and Dortmund for that matter, will be hoping for fireworks on the pitch, it could be actions off it that garner some attention.

Fans of Dortmund, likely to number around 3,000 tomorrow night, made a statement on their last Champions League away day, which is likely to be replicated at St James’ Park.

Prior to their 2-0 loss at Parc des Princes, the Yellow Wall, as they are affectionately known, unfurled a banner complaining about the cost of tickets for the encounter.

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It read: “€70 for group stage? F... PSG! Twenty is plenty!”.

Dortmund fans make their feelings clear on ticket pricing on their recent visit to Paris.Dortmund fans make their feelings clear on ticket pricing on their recent visit to Paris.
Dortmund fans make their feelings clear on ticket pricing on their recent visit to Paris. | Via Colin Millar on X

Pricing for the Newcastle United game is understood to be similar, and it is expected Dortmund’s supporters will again make their feelings known.

By contrast, fans at Signal Iduna Park get charged around €16 for matchday tickets.

Newcastle United season ticket holders were charged £55 for their seat in the stadium tomorrow night.

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