The local team Borussia Dortmund has successfully tied the top-rated attacking division of the guest team Paris Saint Germain and played an amazing game. The young striker Erling Haland scored two goals but in the meantime, Neymar-Mbappe pair brought comfort to the camp of PSG for a few minutes. But could not save the team finally. Haland’s pair led the Dortmund to an amazing victory against PSG. Now, the German club has moved one step closer to the quarter-final of the Champions League.
At the home venue of Dortmund Signal-Iduna-Park, earlier today, the first leg of the round of the last sixteen in the Champions League between Dortmund and PSG took place. The home venue won by a 2 – 1 goal and moved one step closer to the next round. All three goals were scored in the 2nd half. The only goal for PSG was scored by Neymar who just returned from the ribs injury.
FT: Dortmund 2-1 PSG
Erling Haaland scores a brilliant Champions League brace against Paris Saint-Germain to secure Borussia Dortmund a 2-1 first-leg win in their last-16 tie.
— Football Feed (@FootyFeed) February 19, 2020
The fight between them went contesting through attacks and counter-attacks from the beginning of the game. In the 27th minute, Dortmund could go ahead. The English midfielder Sancho went to the box. His Conakry shot was stopped by the PSG goalkeeper Navas. Eight minutes later, the young signing of Dortmund got a good chance but missed only for a little. In the 2nd half, within the first five minutes, Dortmund made two attempts but could not finish well. Through a counter-attack, PSG got a chance in the 64th minute. But Mbappe took the shot direct to the goalkeeper. In the 69th minute, Dortmund which team played the dominating football whole time finding success. The Norway striker escaped the goalkeeper successfully.
In the 75th minute, PSG returned to the game. They got the goal through some luck. Mbappe played a vital role in the goal. By escaping two defenders, the French forward passed the ball which was received by Neymar in front of the goal. He did not make any mistake of scoring the goal. However, Haland who made his debut in the Champions League wearing Dortmund’s shirt did not wait much longer but led his team ahead once again. From the 22nd yards, his bullet shot found the net. Wearing the Dortmund’s shirt, the 19 years old striker has scored a total of 11 goals in just seven matches.
10 – Erling Haaland has scored 10 Champions League goals in just seven appearances, reaching the tally four games quicker than any other player in the competition’s history. Ridiculous. pic.twitter.com/OPXGPjl7MG
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) February 18, 2020
In Europe’s top competition, Haland has scored a total of 10 goals so far. After getting behind, Neymar got a chance a few minutes later. But his strong shot was stopped by the post. In the next 12th March 2020, the 2nd leg of the round of the last sixteen will take place at the Parc des Princes.