Champions League quarter-final, Estadio da Luz – Atalanta 1 (Pasalic 26’) Paris Saint-Germain 2 (Marquinhos 90’, Choupo-Moting 90+3’

Paris Saint-Germain scored twice in injury-time to seal their place in the semi-final of the Champions League for the first time since 1995 and break the hearts of Atalanta.

With Kylian Mbappe only fit enough for the bench, Neymar floated between the sublime and the ridiculous in his absence. Although he was a class above his team mates, PSG’s two big chances of the first half fell to the Brazilian, and he fluffed his lines when through on goal early on and blazed high and wide from inside the box just before the interval.

Mbappe, who has just recovered from an ankle injury, was finally introduced with half an hour remaining and although he immediately improved PSG, the French giants looked destined to exit the competition prematurely once again.

Neymar laid on Marquinhos’ equaliser in the 90th minute, although the last touch may have come off the boot of Mattia Caldara, and just two minutes later Mbappe handed the winner on a plate for substitute Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, as Tuchel’s men set up a semi-final clash with Atletico Madrid or Leipzig.

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