UEFA Champions League: Borussia Dortmund edge PSG, target final spot

Niclas Fuellkrug scored the only goal as Borussia Dortmund defeated Paris Saint-Germain 1-0 in the Champions League semi-final first leg on Wednesday.

Fuellkrug found the target in the 36th minute while Kylian Mbappe and Achraf Hakimi both hit the post in quick succession for PSG in the second period.

He netted a superb winner as Borussia Dortmund secured a narrow 1-0 first-leg advantage at home to Paris Saint-Germain to leave their UEFA Champions League semi-final finely poised.

The Germany international took a magnificent first touch before rifling past Gianluigi Donnarumma on 36 minutes to give the hosts a deserved interval lead.

Kylian Mbappe had cut a peripheral figure in the visiting attack, but that all changed in the second period when the 25-year-old struck the far post with a sublime curler before Achraf Hakimi crashed against the other upright seconds later.

Fullkrug then blazed a volley from the impressive Jadon Sancho’s cross over the top while Ousmane Dembele somehow fizzed over late on as both sides went close in a thrilling end-to-end finale.

The two teams will now reconvene for the second leg in the French capital on Tuesday with the winner meeting Real Madrid or Bayern Munich in the final at Wembley on June 1.

BBC