PSG 2 – 0 Borussia Dortmund: Player ratings as Achraf Hakimi both score in Champions League opener


Paris Saint-Germain made light work of Borussia Dortmund as they got their campaign off to the perfect start.

Luis Enrique’s side dominated the first half without being rewarded as Vitinha smashed the outside post before a penalty shout was denied for a suspect pass on Nicklas Süle.

The same player was involved in a penalty incident with the same accusation again at the start of the second half, but this time the kick was on point as Kylian Mbappé broke the deadlock from 12 yards with his 41st UEFA Champions League goal.

Achraf Hakimi came back to haunt his former club to put the game beyond doubt in the 58th minute when he slotted home from eight yards after playing a silky one-two with Vitinha to complete a well-worked team move.


Gianluigi Donnarumma, 6 – The Italian international was scarcely tested (just the one shot on target for the visitors), although he did look more comfortable with the ball at his feet in comparison to his shaky performance against Nice.

Achraf Hakimi, 7

Marquinhos, 7

Milan Škriniar, 6

Lucas Hernández, 6

Vitinha, 7 – A masterful midfield display, from the man who is effectively Marco Verratti’s successor. His vision and ability to wriggle his way out of tight spaces were crucial to his team’s dominance – his highlight being the assist for Hakimi’s goal, a move which was kick-started by his backheel to the Moroccan on the edge of the box. Replaced by Kang-in Lee in the final ten minutes.

Manuel Ugarte, 7

Warren Zaïre-Emery, 7

Ousmane Dembélé, 5 – An improved performance which left the Dortmund defence scrambling at times, but the French international is still lacking accuracy in his final ball. Some questionable decision-making on the counter when the hosts could have added more goals.

Randal Kolo Muani, 4 – A tough first start for the new arrival – albeit against a familiar opponent – especially given the run of play so heavily revolved around PSG’s combinations in midfield. He provided a useful outlet when dropping deeper, but his runs forward were mostly ineffectual. Replaced by Gonçalo Ramos in the final ten minutes – the Portuguese forward thought he’d scored his first PSG goal in stoppage time, but his run was ruled offside.

Kylian Mbappé, 5 – As was the case against Nice, the France captain struggled to fully involve himself in his team’s build-up play – but he stepped up when it mattered. Converted the penalty he won himself just after the start of the second half, and nearly had a second with a couple of opportunities on the counter at the end of the game.

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