LISBON, August 13
Paris St Germain scored two late objectives, together with a stoppage-time winner from substitute Eric Choupo-Moting, to beat outsiders Atalanta 2-1 and finish the Serie A facet’s Champions League dream of their quarterfinal yesterday.
Atalanta, of their first Champions League marketing campaign, went forward with a curling effort from Mario Pasalic within the 27th minute and held out till the 90th when Brazilian defender Marquinhos equalised for the French champions. With Atalanta wilting, Choupo-Moting turned the ball residence within the third minute of added time to finish Qatari-backed PSG’s embarrassing run of latest quarterfinal and Round of 16 exits and ship them into the last-four for the primary time since 1995. — Reuters
Battle of previous champions
Lisbon: The two former champions nonetheless left within the Champions League must face one another for an opportunity to finish their title drought in Europe. Lionel Messi will lead Barcelona in opposition to Robert Lewandowski and Bayern Munich in tomorrow’s high-profile quarterfinal. Both are five-time champions, and each are within the quarterfinals for a document 18th time, however Barcelona’s final title was in 2015 and Bayern final received in 2013. AP