Last Updated: June 20th 2020, 8:30 pm

PSG lifted the curse and progress to the next stage

Paris Saint-Germain overcome successfully the one goal deficit and finally reached the quarter-finals. The French team beat Borussia Dortmund 2-0 to progress 3-2 on aggregate and for the first time since 2016 they reach the Champions League quarter-finals.


Coronavirus fear was the reason the fixture to be played behind closed doors and that made a surreal atmosphere. However, that did not stop Neymar from scoring sih 17th goal of the season, cancelling out Dortmund's 2-1 lead from the first leg


The Brazilian was left unmarked and he headed a great ball right into the net in the 28th minute, giving the Parisians the needed lead.



The hosts doubled their advantage in the added time of the first half when Pablo Sarabia made a low cross that was tucked home by Juan Bernat.


Lucien Favre side was very unlucky as Erling Haaland failed to add to his 10 goals and they were left with ten men after Emre Can was sent off because of an altercation with Neymar in the 89th minute.


PSG preparations for the second leg were affected by the postponement of last Saturday's Ligue 1 game against Strasbourg.


However, Angel Di Maria was denied a penalty after falling theatrically after a challenge by Dan-Axel Zagadou.


Moment after that the Argentine passed the ball just perfectly to Edinson Cavani, but Roman Burki made a terrific save.



After a great delivery from Angel Di Maria from set-piece Neymar headed the ball right into the net. That goal initially sparked Borussia Dortmund into life when Jadon Sancho tested Keylor Navas from a free-kick.


But eventually the hosts doubled their advantage in the first minute of the added time. Neymar started the move from the left and found Sarabia on the right and his low cross was placed right past Burki by left-back Bernat.


Tuchel wanted to provide to visiting team with more problems and he introduced Mbappe in the 63rd minute, but the German side answered to that bringing Julian Brandt to the game.


Just when we thought that the game was balanced Emre Can get two yellow cards in a quick succession and was sent off.



The Parisians finally lifted the curse and for the first time in four seasons they will go to the next stage of the competition. The Ligue 1 champions were dumped out in the last 16 by Real Madrid back in 2018 and Manchester United in 2019.


Paris Saint-Germain will learn their quarter-final opponents at the draw in Nyon on March 20.