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Alexander Isak’s Newcastle ready for the Champions League

Newcastle have not played in the Champions League since the 2002/2003 season.

20 years and a Saudi owner later, they are back in football’s fine room.

The home meeting with Leicester ended 0-0, making it impossible for fifth-placed Liverpool to catch Newcastle in the final round.

– This means everything. We’ve earned this, says defender Kieran Trippier Sky Sports.

Thus, Alexander Isak gets to play Champions League football next season. He already has eight minutes on his CV, an appearance against Cypriot Apoel Nicosia during his time at Borussia Dortmund.

“Lucky to stay”

However, Monday night’s meeting with Leicester could have ended differently – if the referee had chosen a different color of the card he awarded to midfielder Bruno Guimaraes.

In the ninth minute, Guimaraes gambled recklessly and put the studs in the knee of Boubakary Soumaré.

VAR looked at the situation but the yellow card stood.

“Bruno is lucky to be able to stay on the field,” writes BBC.

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