Fans are expecting extremely attractive and productive football after the two teams have recorded a total of 193 hits so far this season.
– Jay • ⚽️👨🎨 (@_TheFootballist) February 18, 2020
Borussia Dortmund slipped quietly into the play-offs of the tournament as PSG deal with Real Madrid, Bruges and Galatasaray.
Until recently, there were questions as to whether PSG star Neymar would take part. Thomas Tuhel, however, said he was fully prepared for the clashes, so the Brazilian was among the specialist’s choice.
The 1⃣1⃣ for #BVBPSG! ⚡️
– Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) February 18, 2020
Missing hosts are Marco Royce and Julian Brand.
– Borussia Dortmund (@BVB) February 18, 2020
Through the winter transfer window, the Yellow and Blacks have attracted Erling Holland, who has already broken records with his new team. Shortly before the start of the match, it became clear that Emre Zhang had been officially recruited.
The meeting started quietly, the first opportunity was at the expense of the guests. Neymar delivered a promising free kick, but the ball went wide of Burke’s door.
In the 14th minute, Jaden Sancho stepped up into the penalty area and instead of giving in to his teammates, he decided to take a shot on his own at the PSG goal, which turned out to be inaccurate and the ball flew over the crossbar.
The action immediately shifted to the other half, as seconds later Mbape entered Borussia’s penalty area. The young man managed to keep the ball despite the attempts of the opponent’s defense, but did not deliver the finishing shot as Lucas Pizchek cleared the ball on time.
350 & 50 – Lukasz #Piszczek makes his 350th appearance in all comps for @BlackYellow – in addition it becomes the first #BVB player to reach 50 #UCL games for the club. Institution. pic.twitter.com/6Rm7PU49E2
– OptaFranz (@OptaFranz) February 18, 2020
In the 25th minute, Emre Zhang got into the rough of Neymar’s feet, which frightened the PSG fans for some time, but eventually the Brazilian stood up and the game continued.
– Goal (@goal) February 18, 2020
A little later, Caylor Navas intervened brilliantly, reflecting Sancho’s blow. The English youngster mastered a pass around the boundary of the penalty area, aimed and fired. However, Navas was prepared and did not allow the ball to fall into his net.
Erling Holland tried to mark his 10th hit with a yellow-black T-shirt, but sent the ball past the right side pillar.
By the end of the first part more serious dangers in front of either door were missing and the players returned to the locker rooms with a score of 0: 0.
The start of the second half was tumultuous for the hosts, after Ashraf Hakimi first, and then Jaden Sancho missed to score as Navas successfully thwarted their plans.
Borussia Dortmund: 1. Roman Burke, 26. Lucas Pizchek (k), 15. Mats Humels, 2. Dan-Axel Orders, 5. Ashraf Hakimi, 27. Emre Gian, 28. Axel Witsel, 13. Rafael Guerrero, 7. Jaden Sancho, 17. Erling Holland, 23. Torgan Azar
Coach: Lucien Favre
PSG: 1. Kaylor Navas, 20. Lewin Kurzawa, 3. Presnel Kimpembe, 2. Thiago Silva (k), 12. Tom Muni, 6. Marco Verati, 5. Marquinhos, 27. Idriss Gay, 10. Neymar, 7. Kilian Mbape , 11. Angel Di Maria
Coach: Thomas Tuhel