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Champions League semi-final: second leg – Dortmund and aluminum explode for Paris's final dreams – Sports

Champions League semi-final: second leg – Dortmund and aluminum explode for Paris's final dreams – Sports

  • Borussia Dortmund beat Paris Saint-Germain 1-0 in the second leg of the Champions League semi-final (aggregate score 2-0).
  • The winning goal was scored at Princes Park by an unmarked Mats Hummels after a corner kick. Paris Saint-Germain was unlucky with two hits against the post and two shots against the crossbar.
  • BVB have reached the first division final for the first time since the 2012/13 season and will face either Real Madrid or Bayern Munich.

Borussia Dortmund is heading to London! For the first time in 11 years, Dortmund have reached the Champions League final and will play at Wembley on June 1. The Black and Yellows deserved this opportunity with a mature team performance. The home team clearly had more of the game, but they bit their teeth on the BVB defense time after time.

Dortmund also had a bit of luck – or rather two or three tablespoons – at Princes' Park. PSG hit the crossbar no less than four times.

The first of two shots on the post occurred immediately after the start of the second half, when Warren Zaire Emery scored an open goal from a corner kick at the second post. Gregor Kupil may have been beaten, but the Paris Saint-Germain youngster put the ball on the outside of the post when he shot it straight in.

A few minutes later, the only goal of the match came from the other side. Mats Hummels was also forgotten at the back post after Julian Brandt's corner kick. The BVB defender used his freedom mercilessly and headed the ball into the net to make it 1-0 to the visitors.

Hummels almost caused a penalty

Hummels was back in focus again a quarter of an hour later, after another shot off the post by Nuno Mendes. The veteran Borussia Dortmund player took a very late step from the edge of the box against Ousmane Dembélé and hit the striker on the foot.

Referee Daniele Orsato immediately checked his case and correctly awarded a free kick. The call was made right in front of the line. However, Marco Asensio was unable to take advantage of the promising opportunity to equalize. He dropped his teammate.

Paris Saint-Germain then continued to press hard for the equaliser. The home team needed two goals to force at least extra time. But Luis Enrique's team fails time after time due to Dortmund's solid defence. Kylian Mbappe with a deflected shot (86) and Vitinha (88) with a long-range shot that also failed to hit the crossbar.

BVB has the best chance before half-time

Before half-time, the game had fewer highlights. Paris Saint-Germain mostly let the ball pass through their lines, but Dortmund had the best chance to advance. After Hummels prevented Mbappe from finishing the game with a deep tackle, BVB counterattacked. Gianluigi Donnarumma prevented the visitors from making it 1-0 with a wonderful shot in the 35th minute after Karim Adeyemi escaped.

Aside from that action and the goal that Donnarumma was unable to save, the Italian had a quieter evening than his counterpart. On the other hand, Coppell should be happier with the outcome of the match.