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PSG falls to Dortmund in the first leg of the semi-finals

Paris Saint Germain and Borussia Dortmund renewed hostilities once again this season in the UEFA Champions League Luis Enrique’s men traveled to Signal Iduna Park to play the first leg of a great semi-final between both clubs. Dortmund was the first to draw blood after a very thoughtful initial first period in Germany, as Fullkrüg He latched onto a dangerous ball over the PSG defense and finished low. donnarumma (36′).

Then came a hard blow for PSG when Lucas Hernández left the field with a knee injury, forcing Beraldo to be replaced by Les Parisiens. Dortmund came close again shortly before the end of the first half, when a volley by Marcel Sabitzer was blocked and the goalkeeper almost missed the rebound.

The German team overflowed in the second half, threatening once again through Adeyemi, but Sancho was unable to finish on goal with the following cross. Then it was PSG’s turn to go close, when Kylian Mbappé’s curling shot hit the post, and Achraf Hakimi collected the ball and hit the other post just ten seconds later. After the double chance, Mbappé re-entered the area, but his shot went straight into Kobel’s arms.

PSG wastes in attack

Was Fabian RuizThen it was his turn to get very close with a misdirected header to the ground that bounced off the wrong side of the post after Marquinhos provided a perfect inch center in the box. Dortmund Then he reacted like Fullkrüg shot over the bar from close range after good work down the right side from Jadon Sancho.

Ousmane Dembele It was close after a chipped ball from Mbappé in the back found the Frenchman, who could not find a way to pass Kobel, the German making a good save. Dembele He had another golden opportunity to score after a nice ball played Hakimi above, but the Frenchman’s shot went over the crossbar. Vitinha’s shot went wide of the post. PSG He continued searching in vain for the tying goal.

As the second half progressed, The Parisians They were pressing but lacked the clinical edge to get back into the game when referee Anthony Taylor blew the final whistle. It will all come down to next week’s clash at the Parc des Princes to decide who will reach the Champions League final at Wembley in June.

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