Champions League: PSG Veteran Analyzes Loss to Dortmund, Hopeful for Second-Leg

Paris Saint-Germain fell 1-0 to Borussia Dortmund in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League on Wednesday night at Signal Iduna Park. The capital club will reflect on what went wrong before preparing for the second leg.

The lone goal in the match came courtesy of Niclas Füllkrug in the 36th minute, as the German side take a slight advantage to the French capital after the first 90 minutes. PSG captain Marquinhos spoke to Canal Plus and first, he noted what went wrong for the team.

“These are two teams looking to push forward, both enjoying possession of the ball,” Marquinhos told the French media outlet (h/t Canal Supporters). “They’re pressing teams, eager to control the game. It was a physical test, a physical match. 

“In terms of the result, we had plenty of chances, especially in the second half, clear-cut opportunities that we couldn’t afford to miss. If we want to make it to the final, we need to convert our chances at home.”

Marquinhos also mentioned why the team remains optimistic about the situation. After falling in the first leg to FC Barcelona in the quarterfinal, the Parisians will attempt to again overturn the situation. The Brazilians believe that with the crowd behind them, they have the means to do so.

“What gives us hope? The Parc, our supporters,” Marquinhos added. “We know we can do much better than what we showed here. We just need to capitalize on our chances and be more decisive at the back. 

“We conceded a goal we shouldn’t have. We’ve been talking about it all week, those through balls. It’s the little details that make the difference. We’ll do better next week to reach the final.”

PSG will host the second leg against Dortmund on Tuesday, May 7th, at the Parc des Princes. 

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