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Newcastle and Borussia Dortmund fans FIGHT ahead of their Champions League group stage clash after thousands of German supporters descended on St. James’ Park


  • Newcastle host Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League on Wednesday 
  • A video has leaked online showing fans clashing on their way to St James’ Park
  • The Magpies are looking to follow off from their impressive win against PSG

Newcastle and Borussia Dortmund fans have clashed on their way to St James’ Park ahead of tonight’s Champions League group stage match.

A video has circulated online with two fans from the opposing sides throwing punches at each other over a railing separating the home and away supporters.

Another fan, appearing to wear a Borussia Dortmund scarf, throws a punch, while a Newcastle supporter steps onto the railing but is pulled away by police.

Meanwhile, another video showed the huge police presence as Borussia Dortmund fans marched towards the stadium. 

Police had promised a visible presence in Newcastle city centre ahead of tonight’s clash, after trouble had previously flared up before the Magpies’ 4-1 victory over PSG at St James’ Park on October 4.

Newcastle and Borussia Dortmund fans clashed before their Champions League clash

Newcastle and Borussia Dortmund fans clashed before their Champions League clash

Borussia Dortmund fans were marched to the stadium surrounded by a big police presence (no indication that any of the supporters pictured were involved in clashes)

Borussia Dortmund fans were marched to the stadium surrounded by a big police presence (no indication that any of the supporters pictured were involved in clashes)

Police had promised an increased presence ahead of tonight's match following troubles before Newcastle's clash with PSG earlier this month

Police had promised an increased presence ahead of tonight’s match following troubles before Newcastle’s clash with PSG earlier this month

On that occasion, the supporters were seen walking past each other with police in-between, as a number of items including bottles and flares were seen flying through the air.

A PSG fan could also be seen punching a Newcastle supporter on that occasion, as fans of the French club marched towards the stadium.

Borussia Dortmund fans had also planned to march before tonight’s match, leading to Northumbria Police insisting there would be a ‘proportionate policing response’.

Fan marches are a common aspect of European away days for supporters and can, sometimes, lead to the two sets of supporters clashing prior to kick-off.

Newcastle will be looking to follow off from their excellent victory over PSG last time out in the Champions League.

The Magpies are top of the ‘Group of Death’ having also taking a goalless draw from their trip to the San Siro to play AC Milan.

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