Paris were the brighter in the formative stages with Neymar fizzing an early free-kick just wide but a curling effort from Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho, that was kept out by Keylor Navas, was the only effort on target from either side before the break. Also Read - Football Transfer Talk: Cristiano Ronaldo Set to Leave Juventus, Likely to Join Either Manchester United or PSG

Roman Bürki then thwarted Kylian Mbappé twice and those stops proved vital as Erling Braut Haaland fired in the opening goal. Neymar levelled six minutes later after Mbappé’s mazy run and cross, but the home side’s man of the moment would not be denied. Also Read - UEFA President Fears Season Could be Declared Null And Void Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Fed by substitute Giovanni Reyna, Haaland rifled in his 11th goal in seven games since joining Dortmund to send the home crowd ecstatic, though Neymar nearly silenced them again as he fired against the upright late on. Also Read - Coronavirus Sports Live Tracker: Athletes Welcome Decision to Postpone Tokyo Olympics

Packie Bonner, UEFA Technical Observer: “He worked very hard upfront and was a real handful throughout. The striker created a number of chances and got himself two goals.”

Dortmund coach Lucien Favre: “We have to remain positive despite conceding an unnecessary goal between our two goals. It was important how the team reacted after the equaliser, they were going forward and aiming for that second goal. The key for us is defending well. We know that we always have solutions going forward. Defending cleverly, that’s important.”

Paris coach Thomas Tuchel: “We were lacking patience and timing in attacking, were not able to counter-press as intended and were not able to get enough possession. At the time when the goals came, I felt the game had opened up more and we were close to getting the second one.”