Champions League – Play Offs: Paris Saint Germain vs Dortmund game preview, stat and predictions

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11 March 2020 live

21:00 UTC

Champions League – Play Offs

Dortmund

 

Paris Saint Germain vs Dortmund

On Wednesday, PSG will host Dortmund for the second leg of the UEFA Champions League round-of-16. The French Champions are coming off a 5-1 victory over Lyon in a Coupe De France match days ago, leaving them with 3 straight victories in all competitions; DLWWW. Now, Thomas Tuchel will be looking for how to reverse the deficit when PSG faces Dortmund for the second leg of this fixture. As he looks to overturn the 2-1 loss. He will likely play a 4-3-3 formation with Neymar, Mbappe and Di Maria leading the attack. The trio have a total of 9 goals in the tournament so far. Meanwhile Paredes – Marquinhos – Geuye will be in the midfield to provide the necessary attacking support required for the trio to hit the back of the net.

Meanwhile, Dortmund who got the better of PSG in the first leg come off a 2-1 victory over Borussia M. Gladbach. That victory gave Dortmund their fifth win in six matches in all competitions; LWWWWW. Now, coach Lucien Favre of Dortmund will like to defeat PSG once again and qualify for the next round of the tournament. According to Whoscored.com he will play a 3-4-3 formation with Sancho, Haaland and Thorgan Hazard leading the attack while Hakimi, Can, Witsel and Guerero will be in midfield. Hakimi remains Dortmund’s highest goal scorer in the competition with 4 goals to his name. He will be looking to stretch that tally in the second of this tie.

Haaland gave Dortmund the lead in 69th minute of the match before Neymar (75’) equalized six minutes later. Later on, the youngster scored once more in the 77th minute and handed Dortmund a 2-1 victory over PSG. The French Champions had most of the ball possession, 53% and had 10 shots at goal. However only 3 were on target. Meanwhile Dortmund had 37% ball possession with 12 shots at the goal and 3 on target.

PSG’s will be without Marco Verratti and Thomas Meunier through suspension. Both were booked in the first leg of this fixture. Thiago Silva remains doubtful of being fully fit but might be hurried in make an appearance. Dortmund will be without injured duo Marco Reus and Thomas Delaney for this tie.

PSG is expected to qualify ahead of Dortmund but It’s left for both sides to slug it out. This fixture will be held behind closed doors as authorities make effort to curb the deadly spread of the dreaded Corona Virus, (Covid-19).

Date: 11th of March, 2020

Kick-off: 9PM (CET).

Venue: Parc Des Princes.

Referee: Anthony Taylor (England).

Competition: UEFA Champions League.

Round: 16.

Match Day: 2

 

What time is kick off?
The match begins at 21:00.

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