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Borussia Dortmund 2 PSG 1: Erling Haaland outshines Neymar with incredible brace in Champions League battle

ERLING HAALAND scored twice for new club Borussia Dortmund as Paris Saint-Germain suffered another miserable night in the Champions League.

Haaland pounced in the 69th and 77th minutes to give the Germans a 2-1 advantage in the last-16 tie and deal a blow to Neymar’s hopes of a second European winner’s medal.

The Brazilian had just equalised for PSG in the 75th minute when Haaland took the roof off the net with a thunderbolt to regain the lead and put Dortmund in pole position for the quarter finals.

Haaland, who only joined Dortmund from RB Salzburg last month, fired in his tenth goal of the season less than ten minutes before to give the home side a deserved lead.

But Neymar’s away goal, which came about from dazzling run by Kylian Mbappe, looked to have given PSG the advantage ahead of next month’s second leg.

Thomas Tuchel, who managed Dortmund for two years in the wake of Jurgen Klopp’s exit, celebrated wildly on the touchline.

But a great run and pass from 17-year-old Sunderland-born American Giovanni Reyna, who also joined Dortmund in January, picked out Haaland moments later outside the PSG box.

The Norway international took just one touch before smashing a screaming left-footer beyond Keylor Navas into the roof of the net.

And with 11 Dortmund goals already to his name, as well as 28 in the previous six months for Salzburg, there’s every chance Haaland will deal even more damage to Neymar and Tuchel when he visits the Parc des Princes in March.

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