It was the big day for Paris Saint-Germain! Five months after the round of 16 return against Borussia Dortmund at the Parc des Princes (success 2-0, defeat 1-2 in the first leg), the capital club had a meeting with Atalanta Bergamo on Wednesday at the East-dio da Luz in Lisbon (Portugal) for its Champions League quarter-final. A ticket to the last square was therefore in play and the Italian team, who fell to Valencia CF in the previous round (4-1, 4-3), were bound to play a bad round for the French champions. After numerous opportunities for Neymar, including a huge one in the 3rd minute of play, Gian Piero Gasperini’s men opened the scoring thanks to a curled strike by Mario Pa’ali (27th, 1-0). Behind, the Parisians pushed to come back but could not.
Thomas Tuchel then threw Kylian Mbappé on the hour mark but the Bondy native couldn’t find his way into the net either. During this second period, the capital team even lost Keylor Navas to injury (79th)…. But in the end, the Parisians did not let go and equalized thanks to Marquinhos (90th, 1-1)! We were heading for extra time but Choupo-Moting, just out of the game, threw himself to score in extra time and send his team to the semi-finals (90th-3, 2-1)! Thanks to a crazy end to the match, PSG got their ticket to the last four and will challenge RB Leipzig or Atlético Madrid on Tuesday night.