The first match of the UEFA Champions League knockout round didn’t go so well for Paris Saint-Germain as they lost 2-1 to Borussia Dortmund.
While the defeat was deflating, it wasn’t due to a lack of support. Making the trip to Germany along with PSG was approximately 3,000 supporters who made sure their voices were heard inside the raucous Signal Iduna Park.
One of those voices was PSG Talk contributor Lee Davey. If you’ve watched our “On The Road” series on YouTube, you’ll know that he’s experienced some tough losses in recent history and Tuesday was no different.
In his video diary, Lee captures the pre-game atmosphere outside the stadium before heading inside to witness Dortmund’s famous Yellow Wall. However, PSG supporters would not be outdone. The fans, who had a difficult time even getting to the stadium as reported by Le Parisien, chanted throughout the entire match and even during halftime according to Lee.
I mentioned it to my friend last night. I think it’s disrespectful to everyone that recalled. Many supporters were detained and had trouble getting into Germany. Fans didn’t stop singing even through half time. Those 2 walked off with even applauding the fans. 1/2
— Lee Davey (@leedavey99) February 19, 2020
After giving himself the night to reflect on the result, Lee took a few minutes the following morning to share his thoughts and he remains optimistic that PSG can advance.
“I’m optimistic. I actually think PSG will go through and I never stick my neck out that much but I actually think PSG are going to win this. I really do and we’ll go through on the night.”
“I think the more nervous team will be Dortmund on the night. They got a reason for caution and PSG are going to play, now, I think, without the pressure that they’ve had on them the past few years at this stage and go out and play and perform and hopefully win.”
Lee concludes his match review by recalling PSG’s 3-0 win over Real Madrid earlier this season at the Parc des Princes without several of their key players as a reason PSG shouldn’t be counted out of this tie.
“Let’s not doubt this team. This team can pull out fantastic, incredible performances when they need to. It’s just a lottery. You just don’t know when it’s going to happen.”
Let’s just hope PSG got their bad game out of their system and the return leg will be a magical night in the French capital.
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