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Sport Last-gasp PSG beat Atalanta to reach Champions League semis

00:41  13 august  2020
00:41  13 august  2020 Source:   reuters.com

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 PSG: which team against Atalanta? The latest trend Paris Saint-Germain face Atalanta this Wednesday (9 p.m.) for its entry into the Final 8 of the Champions League. What formula will Thomas Tuchel choose? It's the big day. After a studious preparation course in the south of the country, the Parisians joined the capital of Portugal, Lisbon, to get to the heart of the matter. For more than a month, Atalanta has been in everyone's mind. This offensive team will offer consistent opposition to the French champions this Wednesday evening (9 p.m.).

PSG celebrate their win against Atalanta . Paris Saint-Germain pulled themselves back from the brink of Champions League elimination with two late goals to beat Italian underdogs Atalanta 2-1 in PSG looked destined for yet more disappointment in Europe as they trailed from a first-half Mario Pasalic

UNDERDOGS Atalanta have reached the Champions League quarter-finals despite losing their opening three matches of the group stage. Now they take on Paris Saint-Germain in Portugal as the final eight of Europe's elite competition gets underway in a reduced, single-match format.

a man in a baseball game: Champions League - Quarter Final - Atalanta v Paris St Germain © Reuters/POOL Champions League - Quarter Final - Atalanta v Paris St Germain

By Simon Evans

LISBON (Reuters) - Paris St Germain staged a superb comeback by scoring two late goals to beat Atalanta 2-1 and book a spot in the Champions League semi-finals after a thrilling finish on Wednesday.

Atalanta's superb display looked like dumping PSG out of the competition but Marquinhos levelled from close range in the final minute before Frenchman Kylian Mbappe set up fellow substitute Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting for a stoppage-time winner.

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Paris Saint-Germain produced a stunning late turnaround to beat Atalanta 2-1 and reach the Champions League semi -finals for the first time since 1995. Mario Pasalic's first-half strike had looked set to settle a contest in Lisbon that will be remembered for a series of first-half misses from Neymar

With Mbappe starting on the bench after an ankle injury, the creative burden fell on Brazilian forward Neymar, and he blasted an early effort over with the goal at his mercy.

Despite the gulf in finances between the clubs -- PSG spent more on Neymar and Mbappe than Atalanta had paid for players in total since 2001-02 -- the Italians led through Mario Pasalic who curled the ball home superbly in the 27th minute.

But PSG's late show took Thomas Tuchel's side through to the last four as the weary Atalanta players slumped to the turf.

(Reporting by Simon Evans, additional reporting by Philip O'Connor; Editing by Ken Ferris)


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