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By Ultan Corcoran@UltanCorcoran

Dortmund delight in Paris as Hummels heads the way to Wembley

Borussia Dortmund made the trip to the French capital for their Champions League semi-final second-leg clash with Paris St.Germain this evening. Mats Hummels' 50th minute header has guided BVB to Wembley with a 1-0 victory.


An expectedly hostile atmosphere greeted Edin Terzić’s side at the Parc des Princes tonight. The opening quarter of an hour was marginally controlled Parisian outfit. Gregor Kobel had to be alert to a handful of dangerous crosses from the right flank. Meanwhile, a Karim Adeyemi volley was bravely blocked by Lucas Beraldo.

Dortmund grew in confidence as time wore on. Some old fashioned football in the form of a long throw in to the physical presence of Niclas Füllkrug set up Ryerson who rippled the side netting. At the other end ex-Dortmunder Ousmane Dembélé flashed over from an acute angle. Perhaps the opportunity of the half fell to Karim Adeyemi on the break; showing a clean pair of heels from Hakimi and Beraldo but Donnarumma made an impressive save. 

Almost instantly after the break things sparked to life. PSG ought to have led on the night. The corner falling to the back post where Warren Zaïre-Emery failed to squeeze the ball inside the post. The aluminium sparing Gregor Kobel's goal. With Parisien luck out, Schwarzgelben fortune flourished. Mats Hummels losing Lucas Beraldo to thump home Julian Brandt's corner.

With the clock hitting the hourmark, Nuno Mendes' fizzing strike stung the upright as BVB nerves twitched. The introduction of Süle for Sancho was a sign of things to come, as Terzic altered his formation to a 5-3-2. On a quiet night for the French superstar, Kylian Mbappé would be denied twice by Dortmund's Swiss shot-stopper Gregor Kobel. The first a smart save down at his near post which was followed up by a fingertip parry over his goal. 

While Vitinha rattled the crossbar on a luckless night for the club from the French capital, it was the opposite could be said for Borussia Dortmund. A well-organised, dogged, and hard working performance. Scenes of 1997 and 2013 revisited, as Die Schwarzgelben punch their ticket for their second Champions League final in Wembley. 

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