Borussia Dortmund narrowly but deservedly beat Paris St. Germain in the first leg. BVB, who had 12 shots to PSG's nine, won the match 2-1 to ensure that their impressive unbeaten home run continues.
A powerhouse at home: The result means the Black & Yellows are now unbeaten in their 17 home games across all competitions this season (13 wins, 51-15 goal difference). Their four home games in the UEFA Champions League have produced three wins and one draw (0-0 against Barcelona).
Intense encounter: Over 1,000 passes were played. Both BVB and PSG recorded an 89% pass completion rate.
Goal-getter: Erling Haaland scored his ninth and 10th goals in the UEFA Champions League this season – he had previously netted eight for Salzburg – to move level with Robert Lewandowski at the top of the goalscoring charts. Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur is in third place with six goals.
First winner: The third meeting between Borussia Dortmund and Paris St. Germain produced a winner for the first time.
Position defended: Borussia Dortmund denied Paris St. Germain the chance to leapfrog them into 12th position in the all-time UEFA Champions League table. PSG have 192 points, while Dortmund now have 196. (br)