This Tuesday, Borussia Dortmund welcomed Paris Saint-Germain for the round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League. The first leg match happened at the Signal Iduna Park, in Germany. The hosts dominated most of the game and got a 2-1 victory in the end. Erling Braut Haaland scored the two goals of BVB, while Neymar scored the only one for the Parisians.
Even playing as a visitor, the first chance of the game was from the Parisians. At the 9th minute, Neymar suffered a foul, shot the free-kick and the ball went close to the goal defended by Roman Burki. Apart from that moment, the home side had the best chances of the first half and brought danger several times. However, the score didn’t change and both teams went to half-time with no goals.
At the beginning of the second half, the game was as it had ended before the break, with pressure from Dortmund. Goalkeeper Keylor Navas had to make a good save right at the first minutes to avoid Dortmund’s opener. But it was a matter of time until the hosts would finally break the deadlock. It happened at the 69th minute when Haaland took advantage of a rebound inside the box to put the ball into the back of the net.
However, the celebration didn’t take long. At the 76th minute, PSG equalized the match. Kylian Mbappe made a beautiful play and assisted Neymar, who sent a strong shot to beat the goalkeeper.
The Parisians didn’t have the time to enjoy the goal and try to get a comeback. 2 minutes later, the Norwegian young star appeared again with a superb finish from outside the box. The ball went at the top corner, with no chances for Navas. 2-1 Dortmund.
With the victory on the first match, Dortmund will travel to France on March 11 with the advantage. However, Paris Saint-Germain will play at home and will count on all of the support from their fans. Before that, both teams have national league matches. On Saturday, BVB face Werder Bremen, away, for the Bundesliga, while on Sunday, PSG welcome Bordeaux for Ligue 1.