Paris Saint-Germain produced a dominant performance as they roared to a comfortable 2-0 victory over Borussia Dortmund in their Champions League opener on Tuesday night.
A Kylian Mbappe penalty early in the second half got the scoring underway before former Dortmund favourite Achraf Hakimi slotted home a second to put the game to bed.
Luis Enrique's side boasted close to 70% possession on an evening in which they were rarely under threat, cruising to a statement win to begin their European journey.
It was Dortmund who actually had the first opportunity of the game. Donyell Malen found some space in the box 15 minutes in but couldn't steer his strike away from Gianluigi Donnarumma's welcoming arms.
That was about as good as it got for Dortmund as PSG wrestled control of the contest. Randal Kolo Muani mis-hit what should have been an easy goal before Vitinha saw a strike cannon back off the post.
Boasting nearly 80% possession as the first half ticked on, PSG were getting frustrated as they failed to find a way through. A late penalty shout was dismissed as VAR deemed that Niklas Sule's handball was both inadvertent and unavoidable.
There would, however, be no denying PSG's claims early in the second half. Mbappe's strike again struck Sule's arm but there was nowhere to hide this time as a penalty was awarded. Mbappe made no mistake from 12 yards.
Dortmund tried to come forward and get back into the game but they would soon be punished once again. Hakimi came back to haunt his old team as he finished off a lovely one-two with Vitinha.
Substitute Jamie Bynoe-Gittens struck the outside of Donnarumma's post but that was as close as Dortmund came on a truly forgettable evening for the German side.
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