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Dortmund qualifies for the Champions League Final in Wembley

Borussia Dortmund players surround their hero of the night Mats Hummels who scored their only goal

Borussia Dortmund became the first team to reach the Champions League final at Wembley as Mats Hummels’ second-half header earned them a 1-0 win at Paris Saint-Germain, to complete a 2-0 victory on aggregate.

Leading by one goal from the first leg in Germany, Dortmund showed a brilliant defensive display to stifle Kylian Mbappe and Co, then Hummels rose highest to head home Julian Brandt’s corner five minutes into the second period.

That goal was crucial as PSG hit the post four times in the second period through Warren Zaire-Emery, Nuno Mendes, Mbappe and Vitinha, meaning the French side were denied by the woodwork six times over the two legs.

PSG were also wasteful, failing to score from 30 shots. Goncalo Ramos spurned the best of the chances, while the hosts were denied a penalty by referee Daniele Orsato, who changed his mind to give a free-kick on the edge of the box instead of a spot kick.

Hummels headed home unmarked from a corner five minutes into the second half

So Dortmund’s excellent efficiency – not Mbappe’s magic – will grace the Champions League final in London on June 1 against either Real Madrid or Bayern Munich.

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