UEFA Champions League UCL: Terzic Predicts Tough Game Against PSG In France

Borussia Dortmund defeated Paris Saint-Germain 1-0 in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final thanks to a disciplined effort, but their coach Edin Terzic predicted that the rematch would be more harder the following week.

Niclas Fuellkrug gave the Ruhr valley team the lead in the 36th minute, giving them a tenuous advantage heading into Tuesday’s second leg in Paris.

We showed a very good game, a narrow win but a deserved one,” Terzic told a press conference.

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It was a great teamwork performance that got us there.

We wanted that small advantage.

“We know next week will most likely be tougher than today.”

“This is just halftime and next week will be a different story.

” It won’t be easy to deal with their power play in front of a home crowd.

We felt it today from the 45th to the 60th minute.”

After the interval, PSG showed improvement and missed a number of more opportunities while also hitting the woodwork twice in the 51st minute.

We felt their quality. We showed our best game against PSG but next week they will have a euphoric backing of their fans and they will want to turn the tie around,” Terzic said.

Dortmund, however, has already achieved some concrete results from the first leg; their victory has confirmed Germany’s second Champions League position for the upcoming season, of which they appear to be the primary beneficiaries.

With three games remaining, they are presently in fifth place in the Bundesliga despite having a difficult season.

We wanted to qualify for the Champions League through the Bundesliga and not this way,” Terzic said.

“But the fact that it will be enough to qualify as fifth is also partly down to our success, our contribution.

“Our minimum goal was to qualify for the Champions League.

“Now it does not improve our Bundesliga season but it does offer a softer landing.”

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