Our prediction for this Champions League match:
All eyes will be on Parc des Princes when Paris Saint-Germain and Borussia Dortmund face each other in the Champions League last 16, second leg. Les Parisiens have been scoring goals for fun in all competitions of late, with Kylian Mbappe looking unstoppable. Considering that fellow attackers Neymar and Cavani are both fit for the return leg, we are positive that the Ligue 1 giants are going to overcome a one-goal deficit in front of home fans.
Lucien Favre’s troops did well to beat PSG 2-1 at their Signal-Iduna-Park, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry in the return leg. Seeing that Marco Reus has been struggling with injury of late, we do not believe that the Bundesliga side will spoil PSG’s party in the “City of Lights”. A man to watch in the away team will be Norway rising star Erling Haland.
Highlighted Player (Kylian Mbappé):
Kylian Mbappe is a French footballer who plays for Paris Saint-Germain as a forward. The French rising star began his youth career at AS Bondy and in 2013 he moved to AS Monaco. After making 12 appearances for Monaco B, Kylian Mbappe made his debut for the senior team in 2015. Mbappe quickly established himself as a regular goalscorer, with the teenager finding the net 15 times in 29 appearances in the Ligue 1 in the 2016/2017 season.
In 2017 he moved to fellow French club PSG on loan, with the option of making the deal permanent. Kylian Mbappe scored 13 goals in 27 appearances for les Parisiens in the 2017/2018 and it has to be noted that Unai Emery’s troops eventually won the national championship.
Speaking of his international career, Mbappe played an important role for France at the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals, with the pacey rising star scoring a brace in a thrilling 4-3 win over Argentina in the last 16 of the showpiece tournament. The PSG attacker was born in Paris on December 20, 1998.
Highlighted Team (Borussia Dortmund):
1909 by eighteen footballers from Dortmund. Die Schwarzgelben (The Black and Yellows) play their home games at Signal Iduna Park, but the stadium’s original name is Westfalenstadion. The capacity of Borussia’s home ground is 81,539 and it has to be noted that the stadium was opened in 1974. BVB have the highest average attendance in the world of football.
Borussia Dortmund have won eight Bundesliga trophies, while clinching the German Cup title three times.
However, the club’s biggest success came in 1997 when they outplayed Juventus in the Champions League final. Karl-Heinz Riedle scored a brace for BVB in the 3-1 win over Juve, with Lars Ricken finding the net in the title game as well. Borussia’s biggest rivals are Schalke 04 and the two teams square off against each other in the Revierderby.