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Paris St. Germain defeats Borussia Dortmund 2-0 thanks to a goal from Kylian Mbappe

Paris St. Germain’s breakthrough came from Kylian Mbappe as they defeated Borussia Dortmund to begin their Champions League campaign.

On the 49th minute, Mbappe converted a penalty after Nicklas Sule handled his attempt.

When Vitinha and Moroccan defender Achraf Hakimi worked well together in midfield, PSG’s advantage was doubled.

The French team is in Group F with AC Milan and Newcastle.

PSG dominated in terms of possession and opportunities, but Dortmund kept them at bay for significant stretches, particularly in the first half.

In the first 45 minutes, Randal Kolo Muani had a shot from the edge of the box deflected over the crossbar, while Vitinha had a rebounded 18-yard attempt strike the post.

PSG believed they should have been awarded a penalty when a corner hit Sule in the hand just before halftime, but they were disallowed after a visual assistance referee (VAR) review. However, the decision was reversed in the second half.

Mbappe’s close-range shot struck Sule’s hand, and VAR confirmed the on-field call of a penalty. Mbappe personally took the penalty kick and blasted the ball into the bottom right corner, beating goalkeeper Gregor Kobel.

Before the hour, PSG successfully secured the three points. Hakimi received a perfect backheel from Vitinha, who then exchanged passes with the right-back who was approaching.

Against his former team, Hakimi cut inside and finished with the outside of his boot while refusing to celebrate.

In his first Champions League match in charge of the French champions, it guaranteed manager Luis Enrique a victory.