Eye on the Enemy: Dortmund Blow Lead to Leipzig and Lose to Hoffenheim

Last Monday, Paris Saint-Germain drew Borussia Dortmund in the Round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League. From now until the second leg on March 11, I’ll be curating their results, reactions from the players, coaches, and supporters on Twitter weekly.

Also, not everyone can keep an eye on how Dortmund is doing, so it’s a good idea to put together all the highlights and reactions for PSG supporters to see and better understand the club’s challenge in the Champions League.

Since the draw, Die Schwarzgelben had two fixtures against Bundesliga leaders RB Leipzig and TSG 1899 Hoffenheim, resulting in a draw and loss.

Dortmund Draw 3-3 Against RB Leipzig

Let’s begin with their match against Leipzig, Dortmund jumped out to an early 2-0 lead with goals from Julian Weigl and Julian Brandt.

It looked as though Dortmund would secure the win and three points; however, that wasn’t the case, and if Neymar Jr. and Kylian Mbappé saw the highlights of their defense, then they should be salivating as they gifted Timo Werner two easy goals.

Dortmund would reclaim the lead courtesy of a Jadon Sancho goal, but once again, their defense let them down. Czech international Patrik Schick would score the equalizer as Dortmund dropped points at home.

A 2-1 Loss to Hoffenheim

After squandering two leads, Dortmund went on the road to take on Hoffenheim. Once again, the squad would get off to a good start as Mario Götze opened up the scoring.

It looked as though Dortmund would pick up three points on the road; then, they gave up two goals in under 10 minutes, leading to a 2-1 win by Hoffenheim.

Reactions

Finally, the reactions from the fan base set a tone of the confidence level Dortmund supporters have as the two dates against PSG near. Let’s start with some tweets after their 3-3 draw to Leipzig.

Finally, here are some reactions after Dortmund fell 2-1 to Hoffenheim.

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