The PSG intersects with Hurricane Haaland and disappoints again in the Champions League

  • Borussia wins PSG 2-1 and puts Parisians on the ropes
  • Haaland, author of the two goals of his team, continues to amaze Europe
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Erling Braut Haaland. Stay with that name. The Norwegian striker, only 19 years old, has again astonished the whole of Europe with another scoring exhibition. With two goals, the young man has passed over the PSG that, despite losing, remains the clear favorite for the second leg in Paris thanks to Neymar's goal.

There are already ten Haaland goals in this Champions League. Eight with Salzburg and two with Borussia in the first leg of the Champions League round of 16 to give their team a 2-1 lead. And since their arrival in Dortmund everything is joy for Favre (in the Bundesliga, with 8 goals in five games, the Norwegian goes to goal every 38 minutes).

Opposite was a whole PSG, with Neymar, Mbappé, Icardi and Di María in attack, escorted in the center of the field by Gueye and Verratti. Tuchel's dominated the ball in the first minutes, but without disturbing the goal of Burki. The Germans, accustomed to their defensive anarchy in Bundesliga, left no space for rival attackers in the first half. Neymar was the only one who caused danger with a free-kick that went off touching the stick.

On the other hand, Dortmund did show its claws by pulling vertically at many times, thanks to the speed of Sancho, Hazard and Achraf and Guerreiro by bands. And also of effectiveness in the auction between the three sticks with two occasions of Haaland and Sancho, forcing Keylor Navas to save his team.

After half an hour the game changed completely. What seemed impossible, that the match ended without goals, ended up being reality. The two teams began to find spaces in a three-quarter zone and generate a torrent of occasions. First the PSG, first with Mbappé and then with Neymar, who made Burki's salary. Moments later Achraf replied, but his cannon found no goal.

That was when Haaland appeared. Very active during the game, falling to the band and unchecking every two by three, the Norwegian overtook his team with a shot inside the small area taking advantage of a rejection of the PSG behind. Signal Iduna Park was bursting with joy, but six minutes later he ran into the harsh and harsh reality: Mbappé took out his Ferrari to get the seventh gear, leave behind his pair, portray Zagadou and give the ball to Neymar to match the meeting.

The PSG already had half a job done. Those of Tuchel found what they wanted thanks to their two stars, who only look at each other. This was in the 75th minute, and in 77 Dortmund came forward again thanks to his new talent. The Norwegian took out his rifle and his left overcame the stretch of the Costa Rican goalkeeper.

The last minutes were of heart attack, with the PSG turned to the area of ​​the German team. Neymar, with a shot to the stick, caused tachycardias in the Dortmund, which finally endured the Parisian rush to take a match that must defend with nails and teeth in Paris.


BORUSSIA DORTMUND: Bürki; Zagadou, Hummels, Piszczek; Achraf, Can, Witsel, Guerreiro; Sancho (Schmelzer, min. 90), Hazard (Reyna, min. 67) and Haaland.

PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN: Navas; Meunier, Kimpembe, Thiago Silva, Kurzawa; Marquinhos, Verratti, Gueye; Di María (Sarabia, min.77), Neymar and Mbappé.


1-0, min. 69: Haaland.

1-1, min. 75: Neymar.

2-1, min.77: Haaland.

– ARBITRATOR: Mateu Lahoz (ESP). He admonished Witsel (min.44) by Borussia Dortmund and Gueye (min.54), Neymar (min.59), Meunier (min.87) and Verratti (min.89) by Paris Saint-Germain .

–ESTADIUM: Signal Iduna Park.