Borussia Dortmund Winning Edge: 5 Reasons to Beat PSG

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Borussia Dortmund is set to face Paris Saint-Germain in a crucial UEFA Champions League Group F match, and there are compelling reasons why Dortmund could emerge victorious in this encounter. Here are five key factors that contribute to Dortmund’s potential success in this high-stakes match.

1. Taking the Group by Storm

Despite facing challenges in the Bundesliga, Borussia Dortmund has been a force to be reckoned with in the Champions League. After five games, they lead Group F with 10 points, securing their progression to the knockout stages. The campaign began with a setback, a 2-0 loss to PSG at the Parc des Princes. However, Dortmund rebounded impressively, securing a 0-0 draw against AC Milan and consecutive victories against Newcastle United. Their most recent triumph was a convincing 3-1 win over Milan. This stellar performance has positioned them at the top of the group, showcasing their ability to compete with the best.

2. No Pressure

Borussia Dortmund has already achieved the primary objective of qualifying for the knockout stages. With little riding on this fixture, except potentially securing the top spot in the group, Dortmund can approach the match with freedom. In contrast, PSG faces the pressure of potential elimination if they fail to secure all three points, coupled with Newcastle United winning against Milan. This lack of pressure on Dortmund might allow them to play more expansively and enjoy the game, potentially giving them a psychological advantage.

3. Strong at Home

Dortmund boasts formidable home form, particularly in continental competitions, making the Signal Iduna Park a fortress. They are undefeated in their two European fixtures this season, keeping clean sheets in the process. In their previous 18 home games at this level, they have lost only twice. Notably, Dortmund secured a 2-1 victory against PSG in the first leg of their 2019/20 round of 16 tie. The home crowd at Signal Iduna Park has been a crucial factor, with Dortmund shipping just four goals in nine Champions League matches at home.

4. Kolo no-goal Muani

Randal Kolo Muani, PSG’s summer signing, showcased his attacking prowess in the Bundesliga last season. However, against Dortmund, he struggled to find the back of the net in two encounters with Eintracht Frankfurt, resulting in victories for BVB. Although Muani started in the 1-1 draw with Newcastle in the last outing, Dortmund remains confident in their ability to keep him quiet. Despite the threat posed by Kylian Mbappé and Ousmane Dembélé, Dortmund’s defense aims to neutralize Muani’s impact on the game.

5. Kobel to the Rescue?

Gregor Kobel, Dortmund’s goalkeeper, has been a reliable presence between the posts. With PSG boasting an impressive goal-scoring record, including Kylian Mbappé’s prolific form, Kobel’s shot-stopping abilities become crucial. He has already demonstrated his worth this season with notable saves, including penalties against Stuttgart and Milan. Kobel’s performances have often been the difference-maker, providing assurance to the defense and making him one of the most reliable goalkeepers in both domestic and European competitions.

In conclusion, Borussia Dortmund enters the clash with Paris Saint-Germain with a combination of impressive group-stage performances, a lack of pressure, formidable home form, defensive capabilities against key players, and a reliable goalkeeper. As the teams prepare to battle on the Champions League stage, these factors position Dortmund as strong contenders for success in this pivotal match.

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By- Sahiba Suri

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