PSG 0-1 Borussia Dortmund: Talking Points for the Champions League as Jadon Sancho Chokes back PSG and Kylian Mbappe Experience Woodwork Misfortune

Kylian Mbappe will be left disappointed by his Champions League exit in his final season at PSG

Few would have predicted that Jadon Sancho, Dortmund’s star defence, would be the one to contain Kylian Mbappe.

Sancho was the main attacking force on the pitch in the first leg at Dortmund and had the potential to record three assists. He played a different role in the Paris return leg.

To halt PSG’s potent No. 7, the England winger paired up with right-back Julian Ryerson. Sancho finished with seven ball recoveries and six possessions won in the defensive and middle thirds after an outstanding defensive performance. Mbappe only had five shots in contrast.

Sancho finished with the greatest forward passing percentage on the field, at 63.64 percent. Sancho was Dortmund’s cool-headed and capable player when they needed to get up the pitch and release pressure on the defence.

Sancho can then perform the grunt work and display his attacking flair. He would be an invaluable addition to any European team. Erik, are you observing?
Blitz Sam

This isn’t the Kylian Mbappe to whom we have grown used, the player who consistently rises to the big moment.

This player has scored 48 goals in the Champions League. In the World Cup finals, he has scored the most goals. He’s right up there among the greatest in the world.

That was all hidden against Dortmund. He was schooled by the German side. In 180 minutes of football, Mbappe was essentially left out of the game. merely removed from the game.

Mats Hummels and Nico Schlotterbeck, Dortmund’s dynamic defensive duo, deserve praise, but questions also need to be asked of PSG’s No. 7, who is leaving the Parc des Princes at the end of the current campaign without even the slightest chance of winning the Champions League, which his team so desperately wants, and the hardware he was supposed to deliver.

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Mbappe was timid, unsure of himself, and wasteful on Tuesday night, losing possession eighteen times. Three of his twelve touches in the opposition box resulted in shots on goal, although none of them worried Gregor Kobel.

Manager Luis Enrique said, “Football is so unfair,” after the game. That is frequently the case. but, not in this place. The Dortmund team demonstrated the potential rewards of a well-executed, disciplined game plan, while PSG’s stars were off-color.
Laura Hunter.

It’s said that luck comes to you. At PSG, Dortmund’s defenders most definitely did.

Luis Enrique used PSG’s six goals against Dortmund in the first two games as evidence that they should have advanced to the Wembley final. However, Dortmund’s defence also deserved to win.

At the Parc des Princes, the back four of Ian Maatsen (previously of Burnley and Coventry), Julian Ryerson, Mats Hummels, Nico Schlotterbeck, and themselves made 36 clearances in total, 12 of which were with their heads, and they also won 24 duels. If they can sleep at all through the festivities, they will all sleep soundly tonight.

There will be a second, smaller wall in front of the goal, but Dortmund will now bring the Yellow Wall to Wembley. It would be unwise for anyone to line up in attack against this quartet in the Champions League final.

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