PSG target away victory in Dortmund


2019/20 UEFA Champions League

Borussia Dortmund v PSG 

Round of 16 
First-Leg
Tuesday, 18 February 2020
Signal Iduna Park
Dortmund, Germany 
Kick-off 23h00 

Paris Saint Germain (PSG) will battle with Borussia Dortmund in the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 first-leg clash at the Signal Iduna Park on Tuesday.
 
Thomas Tuchel - PSG manager.
 
The Parisians are looking to become the second French club to win the Champions League trophy after Olympique Marseille, who won the title in 1993.
 
They boast world-class attackers Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Mauro Icardi, who have the ability to inspire PSG to the title. 

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Thomas Tuchel, the PSG manager, ensured that his side finished at the top of the Group A standings and he is now under pressure to guide the team to the quarter-finals.
 
Tuchel is looking forward to facing Dortmund having coached the German side between 2015 and 2017.

"It is a very difficult draw because it is a great team in Germany. It remains a special match for me. I lived there for three years," Tuchel said.

"Friends. I played a lot of games in this extraordinary stadium, in an extraordinary atmosphere. It's good. It's a good time to make a comeback.

"I am not playing with Dortmund, I am going to play with my team, Paris. Even if it is a good thing to make this comeback with PSG."

Erling Braut Haaland in action for Dortmund.
 
Meanwhile, Dortmund are looking to end their 23-year wait for a Champions League trophy having clinched their first title in 1997.
 
The Black and Yellows have some of the best youngsters in football world in Julian Brandt, Jadon Sancho and Erling Braut Haaland.
 
Their manager Lucien Favre guided the team to a second spot finish in Group F and he is now keen to lead Dortmund to an aggregate win over PSG. 
 
The last time Dortmund hosted PSG in a competitive match was on the 4th of November 2010.

The two teams played to a 1-1 draw in the UEFA Europa League match at the Signal Iduna Park.
 

Key match stats


Head-to-head, European competitions
Matches - 2
Dortmund wins - 0
PSG wins - 0
Draws - 2

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Published: 02/14/2020