Guwahati: Paris Saint-German (PSG) are through to the Champions League semis beating Atalanta by 2-1, after a dramatic last minute turn around in Lisbon, on Wednesday.
Going into the first quarter-final, Atalanta were the clear underdogs, but the Italian side dominated the better part of the first half, with Mario Pasalic striking a sweet one to take Atalanta on a 1-0 lead going into half time. Although Neymar missed some tough chances in the first half, including a sitter just two minutes into the game, his approach was still causing problems for the Italian side, before he was joined by Kylian Mbappe in the second half, coming out of an ankle injury.
PSG seemed to be a different side altogether as soon as Mbappe stepped onto the pitch around the 60-minute mark, and the French team looked increasingly likely to equalize the score.
After a challenging final quarter of the game, it almost seemed as the Cindrella story for Atlanta would continue, with them advancing to the Champions League semis, in their debut Champions League sesason, as they were able to maintain the 1-0 lead till the 89th minute of the game.
However, it was in the 90th minute of the game that saw the beginning of a dramatic turnaround, when Neymar made a set up for Marquinho to score the first goal equalizing PSG’s score 1-1 with Atalanta. But things turned even more dramatic just two-and-a-half minutes later when Mbappe directly assisted a pass onto Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting for a second goal just moments away from the stoppage time whistle, taking the score to 2-1 for the French side.
PSG will now face the winner of RB Leipzig vs. Atletico Madrid in the semi final.