Paris Saint-Germain vs Borussia Dortmund: Neymar inspires PSG to Champions League quarterfinal

Paris Saint-Germain vs Borussia Dortmund: Neymar inspires PSG to Champions League quarterfinal

- Paris Saint-Germain vs Borussia Dortmund's Champions League match ended in favour of PSG

- The French team returns to the UCL quarterfinals for the first time since 2016

- A goal each from Neymar and Bernat powered the Ligue 1 side to 3-2 aggregate win over Dortmund

Paris Saint-Germain have reached the quarterfinals of the Champions League for the first time since the 2015-16 league season.

The French League giants booked their last eight stage ticket after producing a two-star performance to beat their German League counterpart Borussia Dortmund 2-0 behind closed door.

PSG secured their victory 3-2 on aggregate despite losing the reverse fixture 2-1 in Germany a fortnight ago.

The home team got the game off to an impressive start with Neymar breaking the deadlock for the hosts just two minutes before the half-hour mark.

He nicely positioned himself in the danger zone to head home a superbly delivered corner from Angel Di Maria as they took the lead midway into the first half. Neymar outsmarted Achraf Hakimi before finding his way into the back of the net.

The German side tried getting an equaliser the moment action resumed at the Parx Des Princes but all efforts from the visiting team were thwarted by the spirited PSG defenders.

Jadon Sancho and Raphael Guerreiro combined well to unlock PSG's defence barely seven minutes to half time but again, they could not find the right keys to make it happen.

Coach Thomas Tuchel's men doubled their lead on the stroke of half time through a stunning finish from Juan Bernat.

Di Maria combined well with Pablo Sarabia to break down the visitors' defence line before eventually crossing the ball which found Bernat boots and was tapped into the net.

The goal gave the home team complete control heading into the dressing room with just 45 minutes remaining for the German side to turn the result around.

But instead of grabbing at least a goal to help them stretch the match into extra minutes, Emre Can was handed a red card in he 89th minute which made it completely impossible for them to come back.

Source: Yen

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