Borussia Dortmund finish top in Group F after 1-1 draw vs PSG

Borussia Dortmund managed to avoid defeat against PSG in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday and the 1-1 draw helped them secure top spot in the so called group of death.

Karim Adeyemi scored to help Borussia Dortmund earn a draw against PSG
Karim Adeyemi scored to help Borussia Dortmund earn a draw against PSG / Alex Grimm/GettyImages
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Borussia Dortmund showed a good account of themselves against a PSG side that was desperate to qualify for the Champions League round of 16. In the end, Karim Adeyemi's 51st minute goal was canceled out by Warren Zaïre-Emery in the 56th minute as the two sides played out a 1-1 draw. Both sides are through to the round of 16, with the Black and Yellows qualifying as Group F winners.

The game got off to a frantic start with both teams coming close to scoring in the early stages. Having one less defensive midfielder in the middle of the park allowed Borussia Dortmund to take a more proactive approach, and their high intensity nearly paid off as both Marco Reus and Marius Wolf came close to scoring in the first-half.

PSG had a couple of good chances of their own, and Niklas Süle was forced to make an incredible last-ditch goal-line clearance to prevent Kylian Mbappe from scoring. Bradley Barcola then hit the woodwork for the French giants, before Randal Kolo Muani fired just wide as they continued their bid to secure a place in the round of 16.

Karim Adeyemi celebrates after scoring
Karim Adeyemi celebrates after scoring / Boris Streubel/GettyImages

Despite the high amount of chances, the first-half ended goalless. But Borussia Dortmund managed to take the shock lead in the 51st minute, with Karim Adeyemi finding the back of the net for his second goal of the season and in the Champions League.

PSG issued an instant response and got back on level terms just five minutes later, and it was Warren Zaïre-Emery who scored with a fine strike from the edge of the box. The French giants searched for a winning goal, but it never arrived and the two sides had to settle for a 1-1 draw. AC Milan's win over Newcastle United helped PSG qualify for the round of 16.

Borussia Dortmund can take plenty of positives from their performance against PSG, and now two must-win games lie in store for them in the Bundesliga before the winter break.

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