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Dortmund’s Thrilling Victory and Mbappe’s Heroics Propel Teams to Champions League Semis

Boom RadioNG | April 16, 2024
BVB and PSG through to Semi-Finals of the UEFA Champions League 23/24 photo credit: UEFA

In an exhilarating night of Champions League football, Borussia Dortmund and Paris Saint-Germain secured their spots in the semi-finals with remarkable performances.

Borussia Dortmund staged a stunning comeback against Atletico Madrid in their quarter-final second leg. Trailing 2-1 from the first leg, Dortmund found themselves 2-0 up at half-time with goals from Julian Brandt and Ian Maatsen. However, Atletico fought back, with Mats Hummels scoring an own goal and Angel Correa netting to put Atletico back ahead in the tie. But Dortmund showed resilience, with Niclas Fuellkrug and Marcel Sabitzer scoring in a three-minute period to secure a 4-2 victory and a place in the Champions League semi-finals for the first time since 2013.

Meanwhile, Paris Saint-Germain produced a remarkable comeback of their own against Barcelona. Despite trailing 3-2 from the first leg, PSG took advantage of Ronald Araujo’s red card in the 29th minute. Raphinha gave Barcelona an early lead, but Ousmane Dembele and Vitinha leveled the tie for PSG. Kylian Mbappe then took center stage, scoring a brace to seal a 4-1 victory and a 6-4 aggregate triumph. PSG’s attacking prowess was on full display, showcasing their potential to compete for the Champions League title.

Both Borussia Dortmund and Paris Saint-Germain will now face each other in the semi-finals, promising an exciting clash between two formidable teams.

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