After 3 consecutive years of soccer shocks, Paris Saint-Germain broke its knot and qualified for the quarter-finals of the Champions League, with a 2-0 victory over Borussia Dortmund, in a match without a public presence at the Princes Park stadium.
Neymar Jr and Juan Bernat scored the goals of the match in the 28th and 45th (1 +) minutes, to make up for the French giant losing 1-2 back in Germany, and continue the European career for this season.
PSG coach played with the emergency squad in light of the absence because of injuries and suspensions, while the German team retained a lot of the strength at the first leg and posed a great risk of rebounds in the first minutes.
Cavani missed a dangerous chance from a complete uniqueness in the 25th-minute. wich the goalkeeper Roman Burke brilliantly blocked it.
It took only a few minutes for Di Maria to play a corner kick, which Neymar held his head into the net, amid a very poor position by the German defenders Hummels, Zagadou, and Piszczek.
Borussia Dortmund tried to tie it before the end of the first half, with unimportant attempts by both Hazard and Sancho.
The rhythm of the Parisian calmed down a lot in the second half But contented with threatening the opponent’s goal with a free-kick that Di Maria strongly strikes it into the goal, Burki was ready and knocked it out.
The yellow team pressed hard but found it very difficult to penetrate the Parisian defense, Rather, as Sancho and Halland fled outside the boundaries of the penalty area in addition to unimpressive shots from both Brandt and Emery Chan.
Angel Di Maria made great physical efforts and weakened his fitness, deciding to envision his replacement in the 79th minute, to take part in by Layvin Kurzawa, while Mario Gotze participated in the place of Achraf Hakimi.
To make matters worse for the guests, midfielder Emery Chan was sent off in the 89th minute due to a violent intervention against Neymar, and after mutual arguments between the two teams, the referee issued a warning to de Maria despite the latter sitting on the bench.
The referee counted 5 minutes as stoppage time. which Dortmund pressed with all his might to score a goal that keeps the hopes up, However, a third substitution with the participation of Tanguy Kouassi in place of Paredes, relatively affected the enthusiasm of the Germans, who were having a missing player in the field, to over-win back, and bid a farewell to the championship early.