PSG 0-1 Borussia Dortmund (0-2 agg): Mats Hummel’s game-winning header seals game.

Borussia Dortmund produced a fine away performance to beat Paris St-Germain and reach their first Champions League final since 2013.

Mats Hummels scored the game-winning goal in Tuesday night’s second leg to help Borussia Dortmund defeat Paris Saint-Germain 2-0 on aggregate to secure their spot in the UEFA Champions League final. The Bundesliga club won the match 1-0 thanks to a goal from the defender who leaped highest to convert a corner in the second half. PSG continued to strike the woodwork six times during the course of the two legs of the tie.

Game-winning goal for Borussia Dortmund

Over a dismal Paris Saint-Germain, Borussia Dortmund won 1-0 and 2-0 overall thanks to a header in the second half from the excellent Mats Hummels. The final, which takes place at Wembley on Saturday, June 1 at 20:00 BST, may include only German teams, as happened when Bayern Munich defeated Dortmund 2-1 in London in May 2013.

In the second 2024 semifinal match between Bayern and Real, the first leg finished 2-2 in Germany. The second leg takes place in Spain on Wednesday at 20:00 BST. After defeating Juventus 3-1 in the 1997 final, Dortmund is hoping to win the European Championship for the second time in their history.

Borussia Dortmund in the final

The hosts scored four goals on the evening and six throughout the tie, but the fifth-placed team in the Bundesliga easily prevailed over the two legs. They will now play either Real Madrid or Bayern Munich, who defeated them at Wembley in the 2013 final, to decide who will win the European Championship. The mood before the game hinted at a fierce start from the host team, but in reality, PSG found it difficult to get going as Dortmund’s counterattacking creativity and defensive discipline held them effectively in check.

Borussia Dortmund’s relentless attack

In addition, Dortmund went closer to increasing their lead than PSG did to tie it when Karim Adeyemi forced Gianluigi Donnarumma into a respectable stop during the best moment of the first half. Warren Zaire-Emery struck the crossbar just after the half, but Dortmund was ahead when Hummels scored what seemed to be the game-winning goal on minute fifty, hitting home with force after Julian Brandt set him up at the back post.

After then, PSG picked up the tempo, hitting the bar and post three more times. But Dortmund, driven by the outstanding Nico Schlotterbeck and Hummels, were always in the driving seat and deservedly won thanks to Edin Terzic’s tactical masterwork. Therefore, it appears that Kylian Mbappe will be leaving his home club after failing to win the Champions League, but Dortmund will be feeling optimistic at the end of what could be one of the greatest cup campaigns ever – and with good reason. We’re in for a treat, whoever they meet.

With two Bundesliga games left, Dortmund is currently in fifth place, 24 points behind winner Bayer Leverkusen, reflecting a dismal domestic campaign. When Dortmund was drawn into a difficult group that included PSG, AC Milan, and Newcastle at the beginning of the European season, nobody could have predicted that they would be in the championship game. However, Edin Terzic’s team came out on top. They subsequently defeated PSV Eindhoven in the round of sixteen and defeated Atletico Madrid in the quarterfinals.

And even though Niclas Fullkrug’s goal gave them a great 1-0 victory over PSG at home on April 30, many predicted the French team would crush them in the second leg. But Dortmund’s team, which featured the industrious England winger Jadon Sancho—who was loaned out by Manchester United after manager Erik ten Hag locked him out—put on an outstanding display of teamwork at Parc des Princes.

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  1. May 9, 2024

    […] Borussia Dortmund, a different German team, is in the Champions League final. Bayern Munich’s stunning 4-3 aggregate loss to Real Madrid in the second leg of their semi-final on Wednesday prevented them from securing an all-German final, but Dortmund advanced to the final for the third time in their history with a 2-0 aggregate victory against Paris St-Germain. […]

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