Paris Saint-Germain vs Borussia Dortmund: Champions League team news, preview

Borussia Dortmund v Paris Saint-Germain: Semi-final First Leg - UEFA Champions League 2023/24
Borussia Dortmund v Paris Saint-Germain: Semi-final First Leg - UEFA Champions League 2023/24 / Lars Baron/GettyImages

A place in the final of the UEFA Champions League will be on the line as Borussia Dortmund and Paris Saint-Germain lock horns at the Parc des Princes on Tuesday evening.

Borussia Dortmund will have their sights set on capping off their dream Champions League run by making the final for the first time since 2013. While PSG will be eyeing their first appearance in the showpiece event in four years.

The Black and Yellows will take a 1-0 advantage into the second leg, courtesy of Niclas Füllkrug's winner at the Westfalenstadion on Wednesday. But with Kylian Mbappe and Ousmane Dembele leading the way, PSG will fancy their chances of pulling off a repeat of their quarterfinal against Barcelona and overcoming the deficit.

Borussia Dortmund caught PSG by surprise in the first leg with their high pressing and intensity. And Edin Terzic's approach to the second leg could well be decisive to their hopes of making the final. BVB cannot afford to just sit back and defend, much like they did when the two sides met in the group stage way back in September.

PSG fans will hope for their star-studded forward line to show up on Tuesday, after they were blunted by the disciplined Borussia Dortmund defence in the first leg. Luis Enrique's side had been scoring goals for fun before they failed to find a way past Gregor Kobel.

Mbappe and co. will be refreshed after being given a week off from Ligue 1 action, and will be raring to go on Tuesday. Borussia Dortmund, meanwhile, rested a number of key players on Saturday, but still managed to claim a 5-1 win over FC Augsburg in the Bundesliga.

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PSG will be without Lucas Hernández on Tuesday after he suffered an ACL tear in the first leg. The French defender will also be forced to miss this summer's European Championship. Talented centre-back Lucas Beraldo will likely come into the starting XI.

One of Randal Kolo Muani and Goncalo Ramos could get the nod to start in attack as PSG look to overturn their one-goal deficit.

We are unlikely to see any major changes to the Borussia Dortmund starting XI from the first leg. Although Donyell Malen could be an option after he marked his return to the team with a goal against Augsburg on Saturday.

Jadon Sancho lit up the first leg with a sublime performance, and will have a crucial role to play once again. Sebastien Haller will hope to recover from his injury in time to start on the bench on Tuesday.

Paris Saint-Germain vs Borussia Dortmund: Probable Starting XIs

Paris Saint-Germain: Donnarumma - Hakimi, Marquinhos, Beraldo, Mendes - Zaïre-Emery, Vitinha, Ruiz - Dembele, Mbappe, Kolo Muani

Borussia Dortmund: Kobel - Ryerson, Hummels, Schlotterbeck, Maatsen - Can, Sabitzer, Brandt - Sancho, Adeyemi - Füllkrug