Borussia Dortmund vs. Paris Saint-Germain

Borussia Dortmund vs. Paris Saint-Germain Preview – Prediction, Team news, Lineups

Borussia Dortmund, already confirmed for the Champions League last 16, faces Paris Saint-Germain, who still need a victory to secure their own spot in the knockout stages in the Group F decider.

Match Preview

Borussia Dortmund, after a shaky start in the ‘group of death,’ has secured their progression with three consecutive wins.

However, December’s domestic form has been concerning, with Dortmund facing a string of poor results in the Bundesliga, including a recent defeat to RB Leipzig.

On the other side, PSG is still in contention for a last-16 spot. Their recent Champions League away record is underwhelming, having not kept a clean sheet on the road for over three years. Despite this, they come off a convincing domestic win against Nantes.

Team News

Borussia Dortmund faces midfield issues with Emre Can suspended and Marcel Sabitzer’s calf problem. They are hopeful of Sabitzer’s recovery. Several players like Julian Ryerson, Youssoufa Moukoko, and others are unavailable due to injuries.

PSG has its own share of injuries, with players like Nuno Mendes, Presnel Kimpembe, Fabian Ruiz, Keylor Navas, Sergio Rico sidelined.

Ousmane Dembele is also suspended due to bookings, creating opportunities for other players like Bradley Barcola and Warren Zaire-Emery.

Possible Lineups

Borussia Dortmund: (4-2-3-1)

Kobel;

Wolf, Hummels, Schlotterbeck, Bensebaini;

Sabitzer, Ozcan;

Reus, Brandt, Bynoe-Gittens;

Fullkrug

Paris Saint-Germain: (4-3-3)

Donnarumma;

Hakimi, Marquinhos, Skriniar, Hernandez;

Lee, Ugarte, Vitinha;

Barcola, Kolo Muani, Mbappe

Prediction: Borussia Dortmund 1-2 Paris Saint-Germain

Despite Dortmund’s recent domestic struggles and injury woes, PSG faces a must-win situation and has the talent to secure victory. PSG’s strong attacking lineup, combined with Dortmund’s defensive frailties, could see PSG clinch the win and secure their place in the last 16.

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