Borussia Dortmund did the double over Eddie Howe’s injury-plagued Newcastle United through goals from Niclas Fullkrug and Julian Brandt.
Fullkrug’s first-half strike and Brandt’s effort 11 minutes from time clinched a 2-0 Group F triumph in front of a sell-out 81,365 crowd at Signal Iduna Park to go with their 1-0 won at St James’ Park two weeks ago.
At 1-0, during a spirited fightback by the Premier League side, Joelinton headed wide on a golden opportunity.
The result was not as it should have been, as the team now has four points from as many games, three fewer than Dortmund.
The team led by Edin Terzic will feel they earned the victory in front of their renowned Yellow Wall after coming back from a 4-0 loss to archrivals Bayern Munich on their home field.