Borussia Dortmund lose 3-2 to Xavi Simons, Leipzig before facing PSG

Borussia Dortmund v RB Leipzig - Bundesliga
Borussia Dortmund v RB Leipzig - Bundesliga / Christof Koepsel/GettyImages

PSG suffered to beat Nantes on the road on Saturday but they ended up snatching a 2-1 victory from their foes. That wasn't the case for Borussia Dortmund in their game against Xavi Simons' RB Leipzig, one they went on to lose 3-2 before facing PSG next Wednesday.

Truth be told, Borussia Dortmund had to play with 10 men for the largest part of the game as defender Mats Hummels was sent off by the 15th minute of the first half as he brought down Lois Openda in a controversial tackle ruled to have happened outside of the box by VAR, thus ending in a red card.

What could have been a penalty and a yellow card was instead a red card in a no-penalty foul that didn't quite help Borussia Dortmund that much throughout the game.

BVB's goalkeeper Gregor Kobel had some impressive saves on Saturday but he allowed the first goal by Leipzig, one scored by Ramy Bensebaini off a corner, in the 32nd minute.

Niklas Sule leveled the score with a well-placed shot from a Julian Brandt assist just before halftime. Despite RB Leipzig's numerical advantage, Xavi Simons' team struggled to capitalize on it. Christoph Baumgartner broke the deadlock with a goal from a counterattack in the 54th minute, and Yussuf Poulsen extended Leipzig's lead already in injury time.

In what seemed to kickstart a miracle BVB cut the distance in half thanks to a goal by Niclas Fullkrug in the 93rd minute but it was already too late for Borussia Dortmund to mount a full comeback, losing against Leipzig on Saturday just a few days before facing PSG in a pivotal Champions League game for the French champions.