Published on 17 Sep 2021 1:49 pm (UK Time)
Atalanta and Paris Saint Germain play each other in a UEFA Champions League quarter-final encounter at Estadio da Luz on Wednesday with the prize for the winner being a place in the last four of the competition.
Atalanta will be looking to continue their dream debut in the Champions League by knocking over PSG in Lisbon while PSG will be looking to book their first appearance in the Champions League semi-finals since 1994-1995.
Round 16 recap
Atalanta beat Valencia 8-4 over two legs in their round 16 match while PSG defeated Borussia Dortmund 3-2 on aggregate in the round of 16.
Both teams head into this quarterfinal match with confidence and an epic match with free flowing attacking football is expected in Lisbon on Wednesday.
Head to head
Wednesday nights game will be the first ever match played between Atalanta and Paris Saint Germain.
Atalanta: Atalanta finished third in the Serie A while PSG are the current champions of France after winning the 2019-2020 Ligue 1 title.
Atalanta lost 2-0 away to Inter Milan in their most recent match on 01 August while PSG are on a six-match winning streak with their most recent match ending in a 1-0 victory against Sochaux at home on 05 August.
For Atalanta: Josip Ilicic will be looking to continue his scoring form for Atalanta and add to his five Champions League goals in order to help his team progress past PSG and make history in achieving a first ever Champions League semi-final appearance.
For Paris Saint Germain: PSG have plenty of world class players in their team however we believe Kylian Mbappe if he is fit to play and Mauro Icardi with ten goals between them will look to combine on attack and control the midfield for PSG, both players are full of pace and skill and Atalanta will have to be aware of the dangermen for Paris Saint Germain.
The winner of this quarterfinal clash will play the winner of Atletico Madrid vs RB Leipzig in the semi-finals.
Paris Saint-Germain’s traveling Champions League squad in full
Goalkeepers: Keylor Navas, Sergio Rico, Marcin Bulka, Garissone Innocent
Defenders: Thiago Silva, Marquinhos, Presnel Kimpembe, Thilo Kehrer, Layvin Kurzawa, Colin Dagba, Juan Bernat, Mitchel Bakker, Abdou Diallo, Loic Mbe Soh, Timothee Pembele
Midfielders: Leandro Paredes, Idrissa Gueye, Julian Draxler, Ander Herrera, Kays Ruiz-Atil
Forwards: Pablo Sarabia, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, Neymar, Kylian Mbappe, Angel Di Maria, Mauro Icardi, Arnaud Kalimuendo
Atalanta traveling Champions League squad: TBC