Paris Saint Germain aim to overhaul a 2-1 deficit when they battle Borussia Dortmund at Parc des Princes in the second leg of their Champions League round-of-16 tie on Thursday. This game will be played behind closed doors due to the spread of the coronavirus across Europe. Predictions and odds for this Paris Saint Germain vs Borussia Dortmund match are available.
The French champions suffered a 2-1 loss at Dortmund in the first leg as striker Erling Haland scored a brace including the clinching goal for the Germans in the 77th minute after Neymar had leveled the count in the 75th.
PSG have been ousted in the last-16 in each of the last three seasons, losing to AC Milan in 1995, to Barcelona in 2015 and Real Madrid in 2018.
But Neymar’s away goal in the first leg is crucial as Paris Saint Germain try to turn things around at Parc des Princes.DOMESTIC WINS
Before this match against Dortmund, Thomas Tuchel’s squad have posted three consecutive domestic wins, two at home in Ligue 1 and one away in the Coupe de France.
Borussia Dortmund, meanwhile, have won three straight Bundesliga matches since beating PSG underscoring their soaring confidence before heading to Tottenham.Die Borussen’s
latest victory 2-1 at Borussia Monchengladbach enabled them to stay four points behind league leaders and defending champions Bayern Munich.
In addition, Lucien Favre’s side are on a five-game winning streak in all competitions whist keeping clean sheets in three of those fixtures.
On four occasions when they won the first leg of a knockout game, Borussia Dortmund managed to advance to the next stage. However, Dortmund were beaten in each of their last five away Champions League knockout games. They last won way in 2014 against Zenit St. Petersburg 4-2. Also, Dortmund have not been able to get past the last-16 since 2017.
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