The Dutchman Mitchel Bakker, 20, holder in the two National Cup finals won by PSG at the end of July as left-back, has been added to the PSG list to play the end of the 2020 edition of the Champions League , while Adrien Tameze was withdrawn from the squad of Atalanta Bergamo, opponent of the Parisian club, according to documents submitted by the two clubs on Tuesday to UEFA.
Each team still in the competition could register a maximum of three new qualifying players on its list by August 3 at midnight. On condition not to exceed a number of 25 players, and that they have already been registered and eligible for the club at the national level since February 3. If Atlético Madrid, Chelsea, Napoli and Real Madrid have not made any changes, the other teams engaged in the round of 16 or already qualified for the quarter-finals took advantage of the new regulations to make some adjustments.
Paris has thus integrated Mitchel Bakker and striker Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting to its squad, while withdrawing Edinson Cavani and Thomas Meunier, for the quarter-final against Atalanta Bergamo on August 12 in Lisbon. The first did not wish to continue the adventure at PSG, annoyed by his gradual downgrading within the team. El Matador is currently without a club.
Lyon added three young players
The Belgian, him, has already committed with Dortmund, eliminated in the round of 16 of the competition by… PSG. Bakker displayed some pretty impressive athleticism, but technical limitations so far worrying and probably due to his young age and inexperience at the top level. On the Atalanta side, the Italian club added two players to its list but therefore withdrew Frenchman Adrien Tameze from its squad.
Lyon, which plays its round of 16 second leg against Juventus Turin on August 7 (1-0 victory in the first leg), added three young players (Sinaly Diomande, Reo Griffiths, Eli Wissa) while Martin Terrier (Rennes) and Lucas Tousart (Hertha Berlin) left for the transfer window. Turin made only one change: the addition of defender Merih Demiral, to the detriment of midfielder Sami Khedira.
The Champions League, which resumes on August 7 and 8 with the last four round of 16 second leg to play, will end in a unique format of single knockout matches, from August 12 to 23 on neutral ground in Lisbon (Portugal ), due to the Covid-19 pandemic.