‘Hate’: Borussia Dortmund take cheeky swipe at Newcastle United after Champions League defeat

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Borussia Dortmund trolled Newcastle United on social media after their win at St James’ Park.

Newcastle United were defeated last night for the first time in their Champions League campaign, losing to Borussia Dortmund 0-1 at home.

Felix Nmecha’s first-half goal put the Bundesliga side in front and the hosts were never quite able to pull it back.

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Felix Nmecha of Borussia Dortmund celebrates with teammate Nico Schlotterbeck after scoring the team's first goal during the UEFA Champions League match between Newcastle United FC and Borussia Dortmund at St. James Park on October 25, 2023 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)Felix Nmecha of Borussia Dortmund celebrates with teammate Nico Schlotterbeck after scoring the team's first goal during the UEFA Champions League match between Newcastle United FC and Borussia Dortmund at St. James Park on October 25, 2023 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
Felix Nmecha of Borussia Dortmund celebrates with teammate Nico Schlotterbeck after scoring the team's first goal during the UEFA Champions League match between Newcastle United FC and Borussia Dortmund at St. James Park on October 25, 2023 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images) | Getty Images

But at times a United equaliser felt imminent with both Callum Wilson and Anthony Gordon hitting the crossbar in the late stages of the game.

The last minute chances had everyone on the edge of their seat and maybe even knocked a couple of years off the German fans’ lives.

And Borussia Dortmund have cheekily acknowledged this by posting a brutal video thanking the crossbar for all of its hard work.

‘Thank you,’ their Twitter admin wrote alongside a video of the woodwork and an upside down smiley face, proving they were truly rattled.

The social media jibe has been appreciated by a lot of Newcastle fans. “At least Dortmund acknowledge it was a close game,” said one supporter, while another said “I hate this, but I also love this.”

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