3 talking points from PSG's 1-0 defeat against Dortmund

PSG have given themselves a tough task ahead of the second leg at home following a underwhelming 1-0 defeat in Germany
PSG face a challenging situation going into the second leg at home after a disappointing 1-0 loss in Germany.
PSG face a challenging situation going into the second leg at home after a disappointing 1-0 loss in Germany. / Boris Streubel/GettyImages

The pressure of being in a potential Champions League final was too much for the newly crowned French champions who underwhelmed in the biggest game of their season.

Here at PSG Post, we evaluate two things that drew our attention as an unfancied Dortmund side came out on top in the first leg of a semi-final which was crucial for both sides.

1. Dortmund had countless opportunities

The German outfit is a very difficult side to beat away from home in the Champions League. Before Wednesday's game against PSG, they were unbeaten in their last 10 home games.

They won 1-0 but should have won more had they taken their chances. Sancho tried to beat Donnarumma from a tight angle, Brandt laced his volley wide and Fullkrug missed a few good opportunities.

2. Dembele was wasteful

Luis Enrique's side had chances of their own yesterday. If they take some of the chances that they have next week then there is every chance they could turn around the 1-0 deficit from the first leg. The main culprit when it came to missing chances was Ousmane Dembele.

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He cut on to his left and dragged one shot wide for one of his chances and had a shot outside the box with his left foot which flew over the bar. The worst of his missed chances was when he skied Hakimi's cutback over the bar.

3. Nikolas Fullkrug needs to be more clinical

Fullkrug is Borussia Dortmund's top goalscorer this season with 12 goals in all competitions thus far. Despite scoring on Wednesday night, there were several occasions in which the German number nine fluffed his lines.

He shot over the bar when Sancho cut the ball back to him and headed Ian Maatsen's set piece over the bar. He needs to be more clinical in Paris or he will give the French champions a route back into the tie.