Paris Saint-Germain are aiming to end a 25-year wait to reach the Champions League semi-finals when they play against a high spirited Atalanta side in Lisbon on Wednesday night.
The French champions have tried all their possible best to win an European competition in recent years, finding themselves on the wrong end of stunning comebacks, which ultimately cost a few managers their respective jobs.
After being disqualified by Manchester United in the Round of 16 stage last season, Thomas Tuchel men resisted the urge , and by promoting a long-term vision their dreams could be realised this month.
But they must strive hard to get past this season’s quarter-final stage. Not many expected Italian upstarts Atalanta, being two wins away from reaching the final, but here we are. Gian Piero Gasperini’s men — who bagged 98 goals across their 2019/20 Serie A campaign — are here on merit and PSG would be foolish to take them lightly.
Atalanta & PSG’s previous line-ups:
- Atalanta (vs Inter Milan): Gollini; Tolói, Caldara, Djimsiti; Castagne, Freuler, De Roon, Gosens; Pasalic, Papu Gómez; Zapata.
- PSG (vs Lyon): Navas; Kurzawa*, Silva, Kimpembe, Bakker; Marquinhos, Gueye, Verratti*; Di María*, Icardi, Neymar.
Scoreline prediction: Atalanta 2-2 PSG
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