BORUSSIA DORTMUND vs PSG
PSG forward Neymar is expected to play against Borussia Dortmund in their Champions League last 16, first-leg tie after overcoming a rib injury.
The Brazilian did not play in the club’s 4-4 Ligue 1 draw at Amiens over the weekend when coach Thomas Tuchel rested some other players.
“He is here, he will train and if all goes well he will play tomorrow. Because for us it changes almost everything when he plays and I hope he will play,” said Tuchel.
PSG have been knocked out at this stage in the past three seasons and are desperate to leave a mark on the competition.
Tuchel, who coached Dortmund for two seasons before going to Paris, will need to devise a plan to stop the Germans’ formidable attack, which has scored 22 goals in their five Bundesliga games this year.
- The only previous encounter between Borussia Dortmund and PSG was in the 2010/11 Europa League group stages
- Borussia Dortmund have always scored at least two goals in their six Champions League home games against French clubs
- Borussia Dortmund have lost four of their last six Champions League home games in the knockout phase
- PSG forward Kylian Mbappe has scored/assisted 30 goals in 30 Champions League games (19 goals, 11 assists)