As it happened: Haaland's double gives Dortmund the advantage
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22:575 months ago

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22:555 months ago

Two sides will meet again in Paris this time three weeks tomorrow where there is sure to be goals, possibly even more goals as PSG look to overturn this 2-1 defeat while keeping Haaland and Sancho quiet. Easy enough?
22:545 months ago

PSG's only goal came through a piece of magic and pure skill from Mbappe who put it on a plate for Neymar but the two most expensive players in the world were embarrassed by two teenagers all evening
22:525 months ago

Haaland and Sancho were sensational tonight not one PSG player could deal with their movement and speed all evening and Haaland's second goal was a tremendous strike
22:515 months ago

Dortmund dominated the game and should have won by more. That will be the only disappointment as PSG also got an away goal to take back to Paris.
22:495 months ago

Dortmund 2-1 PSG

Full time at the Signal Iduna Park and it has finished Dortmund 2-1 PSG
22:475 months ago

90'

We are into added time now with the referee adding two additional minutes onto the 90

22:435 months ago

86'

Dortmund flooded the box as Hakimi overlapped Sancho inside the box and the Morrocan received the ball at an award angle but his effort was not far away from Navas' far corner

22:395 months ago

Haaland has had three chances this game and taken two of them on his Champions League debut for Dortmund
22:385 months ago

Reyna had a hand in the second goal as his perfectly weighted and timed through ball to Haaland on in between the two PSG defenders which allowed the teen sensation to take one touch before unleashing a thunderbolt into the roof of the net
22:375 months ago

Haaland again (obviosuly...)

What a mad few minutes it has been since Dortmund broke the deadlock
22:365 months ago

Dortmund back in-front

79' GOAL

Dortmund re-take the lead only minutes later

22:345 months ago

Neymar makes things all sqaure

Mbappe's pace breezed him past the Dortmund defence and he put it on a plate for Neymar to tap it home into an open net 
22:345 months ago

PSG are level

75' GOAL

The French champions are back on level terms

 

22:295 months ago

It was a superb poacher's goal as Haaland reacted so quickly to the loose ball and before the PSG players turned to look at the ball it had hit the back of the net
22:295 months ago

Haalnd opens the scoring

Great build-up play from the home side saw Haaland play a one-two with Sancho who played it out wide to Hakimi who picked out Reyner but his shit was well blocked but fell perfectly to Haaland a few yards out and he poked it past Navas
22:275 months ago

Dortmund take the lead

69' GOAL!!!

Dortmund have eventually broken the deadlock and who else but Haaland

22:255 months ago

65'

After a smart one-two between Neymar and Mbappe unleased the Frenchman to have a shot at goal but he went for power over placement and fired it straight at Burki's chest

22:075 months ago

Dortmund banging on the door

49'

After winning a corner it ends up on the floor inside the six-yard box but no Dortmund player is near the ball which would have almost guaranteed the opening goal

21:485 months ago

Dortmund should be ahead with Haaland squandering a great headed chance late in the half as he mistimed his jump and Sancho is playing two levels above everyone else
21:475 months ago

Half-time in Dortmund with the home side dominating the half with chances aplenty
21:455 months ago

44'

That sums up PSG's first half as Neymar attempts to catch Burki off his line from 40-yards and goes miles over the bar with his teammates standing with their arms in the air

21:385 months ago

Haaland with a glorious header fired wide

36'

Sancho orchestrating another Dortmund attack as Can lays the ball to him just inside the right-hand side of the box as he clips a delicate cross to Haaland but he gets his free header all wrong.

21:285 months ago

Sancho running the show

27' CHANCE

Sancho is terrorising PSG.

The winger cuts in from the left inside the box before curling one destined for the far corner before Navas managed to push it away to Hakami who saw his effort superbly blocked by Kurzawa

21:255 months ago

Hummels heads over

22'

Sancho won a free-kick out wide and he sent one curling to the back post for Hummels and despite rising highest his header looped over Nava's bar

21:235 months ago

21'

One ball over the top to Hakami saw him break free before he cut it back to Can but his first touch was too far in-front him as he fell to the floor looking for a penalty

21:165 months ago

Sancho shoots wide

14' CHANCE

After a PSG corner, Sancho picked up the ball on his own box and ran to the opposite box before firing a shot wide which seemed like the wrong choice as he had options either side of him

21:125 months ago

Neymar sees his free-kick fly past the near post

10'

After Neymar won a free-kick despite going down under no contact he whipped the ball over the wall from 25-yards out but it whistled past Burki's near post

21:095 months ago

7'

Nothing has happened of note yet with both sides looking to transition from midfield to attack very quickly which is leading to both sides losing possession

21:015 months ago

Kick-off

Kick-off 

We are underway at the Signal Iduna Park

20:585 months ago

Piszczek makes his 50th appearance for Dortmund in the Champions League, the first player to reach this milestone for the club.
20:565 months ago

Both sides are now entering the pitch as they walk out to yet another stunning display from the Yellow Wall. It has to be one of the best sights in sport.
20:545 months ago

Neymar and Mbappe are two of the very best players in world football. Sancho Haaland and Hakimi are three of the best young players in world football. It is sure to be a truly enthralling contest 
20:485 months ago

With Sancho set to leave in the summer is this the best stage to showcase his talent against a world-class PSG side
20:395 months ago

With Thiago Silva getting older (35 now) this could be a difficult night for the PSG captain. Sancho and Haaland have scored over 50 goals between them already this season.
20:385 months ago

After PSG capitulated in the previous two years against Barcelona and Real Madrid this game will definitely not be over after the first leg. Especially the way Dortmund are scoring goals in 2020.
20:225 months ago

This is where Dortmund have struggled in recent games, they seem to almost crumble under pressure in their own final third and PSG will be hopeful of manipulating that weakness tonight
20:215 months ago

It seems that PSG may be operating in a 4-3-3 tonight with Marquinhos playing as the holding midfielder freeing up Gueye and Verratti to press further up the pitch.
20:205 months ago

Spanish duo Ander Herrera and Juan Bernat are in the stands tonight, not even making the bench for PSG
20:185 months ago

This match also presents the two best managers in Dortmund's history in terms of points per game average. 

Favre averages 2.11 PPG vs Tuchel's 2.09 PPG

20:095 months ago

No team scored fewer goals in the group stages than Dortmund (8), however, since the arrival of Haaland they have been unstoppable in-front of goal and against a PSG side who conceded four against Amiens. The Dortmund from three will be licking their lips.
20:075 months ago

PSG opting for three centrebacks with the option of pushing Kimpembe or Marquinhos into midfield if required
20:065 months ago

Plenty of firepower on show this evening with goals almost guaranteed
20:055 months ago

PSG line up as follows:

Navas; Meunier, Silva, Marquinhos, Kimpembe, Kurzawa; Verratti, Gueye; Di Maria, Mbappe, Neymar

20:045 months ago

Dortmund line up as follows:

Burki; Piszczek, Hummels, Zagadou, Hakimi; Can, Witsel; Sancho, Haaland, Hazard

20:015 months ago

Team news is in for both sides...
17:095 months ago

Two sides focused on just scoring goals

At the back, it does not get much better for either side as Dortmund have conceded four in their last two games and PSG have let in six in their previous two games, including four against Amiens SC 
17:085 months ago

Both sides scary going forward

Dortmund have scored 23 goals in their last five Bundesliga games, while the French champions have managed 17 goals in their previous five Ligue 1 games.
17:065 months ago

It is almost certain there will be plenty of goals tonight with both sides flourishing in the final third and struggling at the back
15:285 months ago

Haaland vs Mbappe: Your verdict

They’re both generational talents in their own right, have your say on who is the better or most promising by sending us a tweet (@VAVEL).
15:225 months ago

Haaland vs Mbappe

If there's one thing that has been highlighted this season, It's the emergence of Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappe as some of the best young talents of their generation. BT Sport have compiled a video of their best moments in their breakthrough Champions League season.

Haaland vs Mbappe: Which is the best?

14:595 months ago

Last meeting

It's been nearly ten years since the two last met in any competition - the 2010/11 group stages of the Europa League. The last meeting at the Westfalenstadion was a 1-1 draw, with PSG equalising in the 87th minute through Clement Chantome

It's been a bit of a fall from grace for the midfielder since then though, and he's now applying his trade at 32 years old for AS Poissy in the fourth tier of French football.

14:535 months ago

Could the Westfalenstadion give BVB an advantage?

It's without a doubt that the Signal Iduna Park is one of the greatest stadiums in the world, with the yellow wall giving it an unbeatable atmosphere.

The club's ultras created an incredible tifo at their recent game at Eintracht Frankfurt and that helped to spur them on to a 4-0 win, could the difference of the fans help to guide BVB to glory in the first leg tonight? 

14:515 months ago

All of PSG's goals so far

Paris Saint Germain have had a good campaign in the UCL so far. The club's official media have compiled a video of all of their goals in the competition this season - watch it here:

 

13:315 months ago

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13:305 months ago

Tuchel believes PSG need confidence to win

Thomas Touchel has spoken to psg.fr about how his side needs to be confident to get anything at the Signal Iduna Park:

"Being confident will be absolutely vital, if we aren't, we won't survive in this stadium, in front of these fans. We can be confident because we have picked up good results in all competitions. We attack and we defend together. The spirit of the team will be important. We will need to be able to adapt to various situations. For me, that's the key. Dortmund have quality, are very good with their counter-press and have impressive stats. We will need to be intelligent. That will be our challenge."

13:285 months ago

Axel Witsel counting on the yellow wall

Axel Witsel has told bvb.de that he is counting on the yellow wall to be the twelfth man on Tuesday night:

"It's more than just a detail," he declared. "Our fans make for a crazy atmosphere. In some games where we're having difficulties, it helps us – and pushes us. I'm sure there'll be a super atmosphere tomorrow and that will help us to produce a good performance."

The midfielder also wants to replicate their performance that they showed against Eintracht Frankfurt:

"We were more aggressive against Frankfurt. When we lost the ball, we wanted it back immediately. We'll need to do that tomorrow too. We can't let them have too much space; we need to defend well together."

13:245 months ago

How to watch Dortmund vs PSG Live TV and Stream

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13:225 months ago

Paris Saint Germain: Predicted lineup

Navas; Meunier, Marquinhos, Silva, Bernat; Di Maria, Gueye, Verratti, Neymar; Icardi, Mbappe
13:225 months ago

Borussia Dortmund: Predicted lineup

Burki; Piszczek, Akanji, Hummels; Hakimi, Can, Witsel, Guerreiro; Sancho, Haaland, Hazard
13:225 months ago

Paris Saint Germain: Team News

Colin Dagba and Abdou Diallo will both be unavailable through injury. Neymar is expected to overcome a rib injury that ruled him out against Amiens and he should start on Tuesday.

Mbappe may feature in a more central role with Mauro Icardi, sitting at the top of an attacking 4-4-2 formation

Young centre-back Presnel Kimpembe is in doubt due to a thigh problem meaning that Brazillian Marqunihos could line up with his compatriot Thiago Silva in the middle of the defence.
 

13:185 months ago

Borussia Dortmund: Team News

Dortmund will be without Marco Reus and Thomas Delaney who are both injured for Tuesday's tie. An ankle problem is also expected to rule out midfielder Julian Brandt from the game

Julian Favre has a full squad at his disposal except from those three, however. The home side will be expected to line up in a 3-4-3 formation, with an attacking trio of Thorgan Hazard and Jadon Sancho flanking youngster Erling Haaland in the middle

13:155 months ago

PSG want a different game to Amiens blunder

A Paris Saint Germain side without Neymar of Mbappe struggled in their previous match against Amiens, and four late goals helped them to avoid a drastic slip up in the north of France.

Tanguy Kouassi impressed for the side from the French capital, and the youngster could threaten the home team at the Westfalenstadion on Tuesday

13:115 months ago

Dortmund aim to bounce back from weak Rückrunde start

Borussia Dortmund’s start to the second half of the season wasn’t exactly what they will have hoped for, but a 4-0 demolishing of Eintracht Frankfurt in their last game sets them up for what could be a brilliant tie. Eintracht’s defensive liabilities showed, and Jadon Sancho and Erling Haaland worked their usual magic to defeat the side from Hessen using space on the wings.

Similar tactics will probably be employed on Tuesday night, with frailties in PSG's backline leading to them letting in four against Amiens last weekend

13:095 months ago

This could be an extremely evenly matched game, with both sides having incredible attacking threats going forward and the counter-attack being their main asset. Both netted four in their last games retrospectively, so we could be in for another high-scoring encounter
13:095 months ago

Kick-off time

Borussia Dortmund vs PSG will be played at the Signal Iduna Park, in Dortmund, Germany. The kick-off is scheduled for 20:00 GMT.
13:015 months ago

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