Here is our preview of Tuesday’s Champions League group stage clash between Paris Saint-Germain and Borussia Dortmund, including predicted lineups.
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Borussia Dortmund are still unbeaten this season and have taken eight points from their first four Bundesliga games, which may seem acceptable on paper.
Yet their performances have led to a fair amount of criticism, especially given their very favorable opening schedule.
Most recently, Edin Terzic’s men were 2-1 down at the break away to Freiburg, but came back to win 4-2 thanks to two late goals after the home side had been reduced to 10 men.
The win was a much-needed mental boost for Dortmund, but they will likely have to show a different face to get anything out of Tuesday’s away game against the French champions.
Terzic could start Marius Wolf at the expense of Ramy Bensebaini, who came off at the break against Freiburg. Up front, new signing Niclas Füllkrug is pushing for a start ahead of out-of-form Sebastien Haller.
That PSG aren’t unbeatable was evident against Nice on Friday, as the capital club fell to a 2-3 home defeat despite Kylian Mbappé’s brace.
The defeat dropped PSG to fifth in the Ligue 1 standings after an underwhelming start that has seen them take just eight points from five games.
Former Eintracht Frankfurt striker Kolo Muani could make his first start for the French champions after he came on for Goncalo Ramos and set up Mbappe’s second goal against Nice.
The home side will again be without Asensio, Fabian, Kimpembe, Lee and Nuno Mendes.
Click here to see our predicted PSG vs. Dortmund lineups.