Paris St-Germain PSG Advances to Champions League Round of 16 After Warren Zaire-Emery’s Goal

Paris St-Germain (PSG) successfully advances to the Champions League knockout stage after a goal from the 17-year-old player, Warren Zaire-Emery, secured a valuable draw against already-qualified Borussia Dortmund.

With Newcastle and AC Milan ready to seize the opportunity if PSG slips up, Dortmund took the lead when Karim Adeyemi headed in a goal.

However, Zaire-Emery scored five minutes later, and it was enough to take the French champions to the Round of 16.

PSG’s spot was guaranteed after Milan came back to win against Newcastle.

German side Dortmund finished at the top of Group F with 11 points, while PSG joined them in Monday’s draw after accumulating eight points.

PSG has long aimed to win the Champions League as a symbolic triumph of their transformation under Qatari ownership, and this result ensures their place in the knockout stages for the 12th successive season.

Despite missing stars like Neymar and Lionel Messi this season, PSG can still rely on Kylian Mbappe to provide crucial moments as they aim to finally win Europe’s premier club competition.

Only an incredible block from Dortmund defender Niklas Sule prevented Mbappe from scoring before halftime, while Bradley Barcola hit the post, and Randal Kolo Muani missed two one-on-one opportunities with Dortmund keeper Gregor Kobel.

Dortmund also had chances through Marco Reus and Adeyemi in an entertaining first half that remained goalless.

Adeyemi made up for his earlier miss when he swept in Niclas Fullkrug’s pass shortly after the second half began, and with Newcastle leading against Milan, PSG was on course for a daunting group-stage exit.

However, Mbappe’s brilliance helped them level the score in Dortmund and ultimately kept their Champions League dream alive.z z z z z z z z z z

The 24-year-old French forward used his movement and skill to stretch the Dortmund defense, who couldn’t clear the ball and allowed Zaire-Emery to fire in the equalizer.

Mbappe also had what could have been the winning goal – another run and precise finish – ruled out by an extremely tight offside call.

With news of Milan’s comeback filtering through, the pace of the game slowed down as both Dortmund and PSG secured a draw that benefited both teams.