- PSG triumphs 2-0 against Borussia Dortmund in their Champions League opener, powered by Kylian Mbappe’s penalty and Achraf Hakimi’s goal.
- New coach Luis Enrique’s focus on consistency and possession shines through in PSG’s performance.
- With this victory, PSG moves to the top of Group F and shows what they can do in the Champions League under Enrique’s guidance, while Dortmund must find their form again for upcoming games.
Paris St. Germain (PSG) won their Champions League opening at home against Borussia Dortmund with a 2-0 victory thanks to another impressive performance from Kylian Mbappe.
PSG’s potential under new coach Luis Enrique was shown in the victory.
Mbappe scored the game’s first goal in the second half with a comfortably taken penalty, and Achraf Hakimi added a second to give PSG the win at Parc des Princes.
The win is noteworthy for PSG because it comes after a recent defeat and is only their third in six competitive games this year. They carried out Enrique’s possession-based strategies during the game with success. With this outcome, PSG now holds a three-point advantage over Newcastle United and AC Milan in Group F, who drew 0-0 earlier on Tuesday.
The Man of the Match, Vitinha, commented, “It was important to start this campaign with a win.”
Enrique emphasized the significance of maintaining a steady performance, stating, “What I liked the most? We were consistent. It was clear we were all full gas during the whole game. We were better during the whole game. The most important was to attack and create chances. We won the match thanks to our possession.”
Due to their domination in the midfield, PSG remained in charge of the game despite the home team’s lack of brilliance. Mbappe’s penalty conversion in the 49th minute, his 11th goal in his past nine Champions League outings, gave them the lead early in the second half.
Vitinha assisted Hakimi on a well-placed chip that furthered PSG’s advantage in the 58th minute. This came after a well-executed passing move.
PSG maintained control during the final 30 minutes, keeping Borussia Dortmund from posing a serious danger and keeping a clean sheet.
With the win, PSG moves to the top of their group and has a productive opening round in the Champions League under their new management. Their next test will come in two weeks when they travel to play Newcastle United.
Dortmund, on the other hand, had trouble regaining their form and will need to do better when they play AC Milan in their following group-stage match. PSG will want to capitalise on this performance as they face the challenges of the Champions League as they enter a period of change with the departure of key players and the arrival of new arrivals.
It gave fans hope for a good season in the top club competition in Europe by showcasing PSG’s potential under Enrique’s leadership.