There was something different about Paris Saint-Germain’s 2-0 victory over Borussia Dortmund in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday night.
We’ve seen the club win high-profile matches in the past (not enough to be honest) but none of them felt like the Dortmund triumph, which sent PSG into the quarter-finals of the tournament.
On the latest episode of The 1970, I’m joined as always by PSG Talk contributor Marc Damon and we spend the entire show dissecting a memorable night in the French capital.
It was a blue-collar performance from Thomas Tuchel’s squad and one that Damon especially didn’t think they were capable of heading into the match. After admitting he got this one wrong, Damon does his best to explain what PSG did to pull off the improbable win.
— Marc Damon (@MarcDamon1) February 24, 2020
The podcast wouldn’t be complete without praising Presnel Kimpembe, Marquinhos, and Idrissa Gueye who put in an inspiring defense effort against one of the best-attacking teams in Europe. As great as they were on the night, my Man of the Match was Neymar Jr. for his brave diving header that gave PSG the much-needed early lead.
We also discuss the role the Ultras played outside of the stadium after coronavirus concerns led to them being banned from entering the stadium.
Earling Haaland was non-existent after scoring a brace in the first leg and he’s only in the news right now because PSG savagely mocked him and his corny goal celebration. We discuss whether or not that was the right move from PSG and why so many are upset that PSG did that to a 19-year-old.
The episode concludes with us discussing the coronavirus and the impact it will have on the Champions League moving forward.
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