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Dortmund stuns PSG to become Champions League finalists

Paris, May 7 (Prensa Latina) Borussia Dortmund sealed on Tuesday its ticket to its third Champions League final by defeating Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) 1-0 in Kylian Mbappé's last European match as a red-and-blue player.

In a Parc des Princes jam-packed with nearly 50,000 spectators, the Yellow-and-Black side were gifted a 50th-minute headed goal by veteran center-back Mats Hummels, which put even more pressure on the home side, who were also beaten 1-0 in Germany in the first leg last week.

Just as it happened at the Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund coach Edin Terzic won the coaching duel against Luis Enrique, relying on his team´s strong defense system and counter-attacks.

Decisive for the German club, Champions League winners in 1997, was neutralizing Mbappé in both matches, considering that Kiki is one of the best players in the world and leads the tournament’s top scorers along with Harry Kane (Bayern Munich) with eight goals.

PSG had more ball possession and shots on goal than their opponents, but four times post or crossbar came in the way, in addition to a couple of chances missed by Gonçalo Ramos, without detracting from goalkeeper Gregor Kobel who kept his goal spotless.

Dortmund withstood the Parisian onslaught in the second half and now awaits the winner of the other semi-final at the Santiago Bernabeu between Real Madrid and Bayern Munich on June 1 at the legendary Wembley.

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