PSG defeated Atalanta from Italy, who played for the first time in the tournament, at the “da Luz” stadium in Lisbon with 2: 1 (0: 1).
In the third minute, the Brazilian Neimars came alone against the Bergamo goalkeeper, but his shot was completely inaccurate from a close distance. Although PSG dominated the ball, the first goal in this duel was the debutant “Atalanta”.
After 27 minutes, a couple of quick and successful challenges followed by a shot from just outside the penalty area by Mario Pašaličs might have resulted in another goal for fc.
A minute later, Neimars was already trying to equalize, but this time too the attacker’s efforts did not bear fruit. Eight minutes before the end of the first half, Neimars from the 23-meter mark performed a standard situation, but Marko Sportielo caught the ball in the left corner.
Also in the 42th minute, Neimars ran into the opponent’s penalty area, but hit the ball again in the stands.
In the second half, the first good goal in the 57th minute was “Atalanta”. PSG’s shot bounced harmlessly off the post, but Berats Dmjisiti was the first to reach the corner kick, but his header was blocked by the keeper. Three minutes later, the Frenchman Kiljan Mbape was sent to the field, who was injured in an ankle injury in the final of the French Cup.
The home crowd breathed a collective sigh of relief when Sportielo was unable to put the ball in the net after his show of skill down the left 74 minutes into the match. Five minutes later, Keilors Navas left the field after Serhio Riko had to leave the fray.
PSG’s Jürgen Schneider tried to break through in the middle repeatedly, but couldn’t get past the visitors’ defenders. In the 89th minute, Neimars received a pass in the penalty area, who quickly delivered the ball to Marcinjos, reaching the Brazilian 1: 1. The French did not slow down and already in the second minute of the compensation time reached Maxim Chupo-Motings 2: 1.
The Paris team last played in the semi-finals of this tournament in 1995.
In the semi-finals, PSG will have to meet the winner of the Altetico and Leipzig games in Madrid. This duel will take place on Thursday.
The remaining two quarter-finals will feature Barcelona, Munich’s Bayern, and Manchester’s City, Lyon’s Olympique.
Significantly, Atalanta had not previously suffered losses in UEFA tournaments against French teams.
The PSG team could not help the midfielder Anhels di Maria due to the warnings accumulated in this duel. In turn, caviar muscle injury continues to heal Marko Verati.
The UEFA Champions League quarter-finals will take place in Lisbon from 12 to 15 August. There are also semi-finals on August 18 and 19 and a final on August 23.
Last year, in the final of the UEFA Champions League in a duel between two English clubs in Madrid, Liverpool defeated Tothenburg’s Hotspur 2-0.