Borussia Dortmund's Edin Terzic wary of facing Paris St Germain in second leg

Borussia Dortmund's Edin Terzic wary of facing Paris St Germain in second leg

In a thrilling Champions League semifinal clash, Borussia Dortmund secured a narrow 1-0 victory over Paris St Germain in the first leg at Signal Iduna Park.

Coach Edin Terzic hailed his team's disciplined performance but cautioned that the return leg in Paris would pose a tougher challenge.

Speaking at the post-match press conference, Terzic emphasized the significance of Dortmund's cohesive teamwork, culminating in Niclas Fuellkrug's decisive goal in the 36th minute. 

"We showed a very good game, a narrow win but a deserved one," Terzic stated, acknowledging the collective effort that propelled Dortmund to victory.

Despite the triumph, Terzic remained wary of PSG's formidable prowess, especially with the backing of their passionate home crowd. "This is just half-time, and next week will be a different story," he remarked. "It won't be easy to deal with their power play in front of a home crowd."

PSG, spurred on by their supporters, mounted a spirited comeback in the second half of Wednesday's night's clash, coming agonizingly close to equalizing with two attempts hitting the woodwork. Terzic conceded, "We felt their quality," recognizing the threat posed by the French giants.

However, Dortmund's triumph not only positioned them favourably in the Champions League but also secured another spot for Germany in the prestigious tournament next season. 

Despite their struggles in the Bundesliga, currently sitting in fifth place, Terzic expressed satisfaction at achieving their minimum goal of Champions League qualification. 

"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," Terzic concluded.

Ahead of the decisive Champions second led on Tuesday, will PSG overturn the deficit on home turf, or will Dortmund's defensive solidity prove insurmountable? 

The stage is set for a thrilling conclusion to this captivating Champions League encounter.

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