Paris Saint Germain (PSG) reached the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League after 25 years. PSG defeated Atlanta 2–1 in the quarter-finals on Wednesday night. PSG scored both goals in injury time. Neymar was voted man of the match.
After the victory, Neymar said, "We never thought of losing." We did not give up. As a result, we reached the semi-finals. In the semi-finals, they will face the winning team of the second quarter-final between RB Leipzig and Atletico Madrid today.
Mario scored 12 goals in the season
PSG showed a good game right from the start of the match. Neymar created many opportunities for the team. But he missed the goal twice in the first half. The opening goal of the match was scored by Mario Pasalik of Atlanta in the 27th minute. Mario has scored 12 goals this season, while 7 assists. At half time, Atlanta led 1-0.
PSG scored both goals in injury time
After trailing by a goal in the first half, PSG continued to try for par in the second half. Neymar created several chances in the second half as well. But the team could not score a goal until fulltime. After that, at the stoppage time, the first Marcinos scored the 90th minute and three minutes later Eric Choupo Moting scored the second goal to lead the team to the semi-finals. This is Eric's second in the Champions League and the first goal since 2014.
Neymar set a record in the Champions League
16 - Neymar completed 16 dribbles against Atalanta tonight, the most by a player in a single Champions League match since Lionel Messi v Manchester United in April 2008. Twist. #ATAPSG pic.twitter.com/WpT1ONRZVV — OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) August 12, 2020
Neymar contributed to both these goals. Neymar completed 16 dribbles in the match against Atlanta. This is the highest in any one Champions League match since 2008.
This is French club PSG's third win in the European Cup quarter-finals. The club has reached the quarter-finals 11 times.