Lineups

Atalanta

( 3-4-1-2 )

  • 57. M. Sportiello

  • 13. M. Caldara

  • 2. Rafael Tolói Yellow Card

  • 19. B. Djimsiti Yellow Card

    60'
  • 8. R. Gosens

    82'
  • 33. H. Hateboer

  • 10. A. Gómez

    59'
  • 15. M. de Roon Yellow Card

  • 11. R. Freuler Yellow Card

  • 88. M. Pašalić Goal

    70'
  • 91. D. Zapata Yellow Card

    82'

Substitutes

  • 31. F. Rossi

  • 22. R. Bellanova

  • 99. L. Czyborra

  • 4. B. Šutalo

  • 27. T. Castagne

    82'
  • 6. J. Palomino Yellow Card

    60'
  • 90. E. Colley

  • 25. L. Gelmi

  • 18. R. Malinovskyi

    59'
  • 20. J. Da Riva

    82'
  • 17. R. Piccoli

  • 9. L. Muriel

    70'

International - UEFA Champions League Final Stage

37' B. Djimsiti 37' Yellow Card 37'  B. Djimsiti 45' R. Freuler 45' Yellow Card 45'  R. Freuler 50' M. de Roon 50' Yellow Card 50'  M. de Roon 53' D. Zapata 53' Yellow Card 53'  D. Zapata 55' Juan Bernat 55' Yellow Card 55'  Juan Bernat 57' Ander Herrera 57' Yellow Card 57'  Ander Herrera 67' Rafael Tolói 67' Yellow Card 67'  Rafael Tolói 75' L. Paredes 75' Yellow Card 75'  L. Paredes 85' J. Palomino 85' Yellow Card 85'  J. Palomino 27' M. Pašalić 27' Goal 27'   Pasalic M. Pašalić 90' Marquinhos 90' Goal 90'   Marquinhos Marquinhos 90' E. Choupo-Moting 90' Goal 90'   Maxim Choupo-Moting E. Choupo-Moting
Atalanta

Atalanta

1 - 2

Paris SG

Paris SG

  • 27
    1 - 0
  • HT
    1 - 0
  • 90'
    1 - 1
  • 90'
    1 - 1
  • Date: 12/08/2020
  • Time: 20:00
  • Venue: Atleti Azzurri d Italia
  • Referee: Anthony Taylor
Champions League Betting Tips: Atalanta v PSG

Date published: 8/11/2020 10:52:33 PM

Champions League Betting Tips: Atalanta v PSG

All eyes are on the Estadio da Luz in Lisbon on Wednesday as dark horses Atalanta face off against Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League quarter-final, which kicks off the final eight mini-tournament in Portugal.

Atalanta are the first side since Bobby Robson’s Newcastle in 2002 to make the knockout stages of this tournament after losing their first three games of the group stage, but they recovered to take seven points from their second outings against Dynamo Zagreb, Manchester City and Shakhtar Donetsk and qualified behind Pep Guardiola’s men in the end.

 

The Serie A side have been a free-scoring outfit this season, scoring 96 goals in their Serie A campaign. Only City and Bayern Munich have managed more in Europe’s top five leagues, and that ability to find the back of the net has stayed with them in this competition, having struck four goals past Valencia in both legs of their last 16 clash - although Josip Ilicic, scorer of all four at Valencia, is a major doubt here having been in and out of the squad since lockdown. 

 

They come into this match in fine fettle, too, having secured a top-four finish in Serie A to qualify for next year’s edition of this tournament. No side in Serie A managed more points than Gian Piero Gasperini's after lockdown, winning nine and losing just one of 13 matches since the restart. 

 

Paddy Power price Colombian strikers Duvan Zapata and Luis Muriel at 5/1 and 6/1 to score anytime respectively. They’ve each scored 18 goals in Serie A this season, but Zapata is the more likely to start here - with Muriel usually used as an impact substitute this season (11 of his 18 league goals have come off the bench).

 

Neymar at 4/1 is the favourite in the anytime goalscorer market. The Brazilian will take a lot of the responsibility for the Parisians here, with top scorer Kylian Mbappe (18 goals from 20 league appearances and five from seven in this tournament) the same price but a major doubt to start here.

 

PSG are chasing a quadruple and their first Champions League semi-final of the Qatar investment era, having already secured a domestic treble - with victories over Saint-Etienne and Lyon in the two French cup finals, their only competitive outings in five months after sealing the league title in March with the early curtailment of the Ligue 1 season.

 

Given Atalanta’s goalscoring exploits this season but struggles with keeping clean sheets, we recommend backing a high-scoring clash here. Their last Champions League outing was a seven-goal thriller 4-3 victory over Valencia, for example. Over 4.5 goals is priced at 10/3 on Betfair Sportsbook.

 

*All prices correct at the time of writing and subject to change

 

Best Bet

 

Over 4.5 Goals - 10/3 (Betfair Sportsbook)

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Match Information

  • UEFA Champions League Final Stage
  • Round 1/4
  • Atleti Azzurri d Italia
  • Anthony Taylor
  • 12 Aug, 20:00

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Lineups

Atalanta
(3-4-1-2)
Paris SG
(4-3-3)
  • 57. M. Sportiello

  • 13. M. Caldara

  • 2. Rafael Tolói Yellow Card

  • 19. B. Djimsiti Yellow Card

    60'
  • 8. R. Gosens

    82'
  • 33. H. Hateboer

  • 10. A. Gómez

    59'
  • 15. M. de Roon Yellow Card

  • 11. R. Freuler Yellow Card

  • 88. M. Pašalić Goal

    70'
  • 91. D. Zapata Yellow Card

    82'

Substitutes

  • 31. F. Rossi

  • 22. R. Bellanova

  • 99. L. Czyborra

  • 4. B. Šutalo

  • 27. T. Castagne

    82'
  • 6. J. Palomino Yellow Card

    60'
  • 90. E. Colley

  • 25. L. Gelmi

  • 18. R. Malinovskyi

    59'
  • 20. J. Da Riva

    82'
  • 17. R. Piccoli

  • 9. L. Muriel

    70'
  • 1. K. Navas

    79'
  • 0. Thiago Silva

  • 3. P. Kimpembe

  • 5. Marquinhos Goal

  • 4. T. Kehrer

  • 14. Juan Bernat Yellow Card

  • 19. Pablo Sarabia

    60'
  • 21. Ander Herrera Yellow Card

    72'
  • 27. I. Gueye

    72'
  • 10. Neymar

  • 9. M. Icardi

    79'

Substitutes

  • 16. Sergio Rico

    79'
  • 30. M. Bulka

  • 22. A. Diallo

  • 25. M. Bakker

  • 31. C. Dagba

  • 36. L. Mbe Soh

  • 23. J. Draxler

    72'
  • 36. K. Ruiz-Atil

  • 8. L. Paredes Yellow Card

    72'
  • 7. K. Mbappé

    60'
  • 29. A. Muinga

  • 17. E. Choupo-Moting Goal

    79'

 

       

         

         

         

         

         

Atalanta v Paris SG

    Atalanta 1 - 2 Paris SG - Match Report

    Date published: 8/13/2020 12:59:05 PM

    Atalanta 1 - 2 Paris SG - Match Report

    Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting the hero as PSG leave it late to stun Atalanta

    Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting came off the bench to fire Paris St Germain into the Champions League semi-finals as Atalanta’s fairytale came to a heartbreaking and dramatic conclusion.

    The Serie A side were literally within seconds from a famous victory at the Estadio da Luz in Lisbon when Marquinhos bundled home an equaliser to set the stage for Choupo-Moting to win it 2-1 in a dramatic finish.

    In the process, they got team-mate Neymar out of jail after he had earlier passed up a series of glorious opportunities.

    The French side, who have so often fluffed their lines at the business end of the competition in recent years, will face either RB Leipzig or Atletico Madrid in the last four.

    PSG should have been ahead with less than three minutes gone when, seconds after Alejandro Gomez had forced a save from Keylor Navas, Neymar ran clear of a flat-footed Atalanta defence from halfway to go one-on-one with keeper Marco Sportiello, only to stab his shot horribly wide.

    Navas was called upon again to claw away wing-back Hans Hateboer’s 11th-minute header with the Italians giving as good as they got in a very open start to the game.

    Neymar continued to look the man most likely to hurt Atalanta as the Ligue 1 side struggled for fluency, but it was Gian Piero Gasperini’s men who took a 26th-minute lead when the ball fell kindly for Mario Pasalic to sweep it imperiously past the helpless Navas.

    Neymar came within inches of a swift equaliser when, after cheekily pushing the ball through Pasalic’s legs, he made space for himself before firing agonisingly wide from the edge of the penalty area.

    Neymar’s touch in front of goal continued to elude him as Sportiello comfortably fielded his curling 35th-minute free-kick before the Brazilian sliced woefully wide as the half-time whistle approached.

    PSG upped the tempo on their return to stretch their opponents, who picked up a rash of yellow cards as they worked to keep them out, with Marten De Roon’s piledriver, which flew wide from distance, and Berat Djimsiti’s snapshot rare moments of relief.

    Kylian Mbappe’s arrival as a substitute on the hour gave PSG fresh impetus, and he forced a vital 74th-minute save from Sportiello after being played in down the left by fellow newcomer Leandro Paredes before being denied by Jose Palomino’s timely block.

    However, it was Marquinhos who forced home a 90th-minute equaliser with the help of a touch from Mattia Caldara’s boot to set the stage for a grandstand finish.

    The clock had ticked into the third of five minutes of stoppage time when Neymar and Mbappe combined superbly to allow Choupo-Moting to fire home the winner and deal Atalanta the cruellest of blows.

     

    Lineups

    Paris SG

    ( 4-3-3 )

    • 1. K. Navas

      79'
    • 0. Thiago Silva

    • 3. P. Kimpembe

    • 5. Marquinhos Goal

    • 4. T. Kehrer

    • 14. Juan Bernat Yellow Card

    • 19. Pablo Sarabia

      60'
    • 21. Ander Herrera Yellow Card

      72'
    • 27. I. Gueye

      72'
    • 10. Neymar

    • 9. M. Icardi

      79'

    Substitutes

    • 16. Sergio Rico

      79'
    • 30. M. Bulka

    • 22. A. Diallo

    • 25. M. Bakker

    • 31. C. Dagba

    • 36. L. Mbe Soh

    • 23. J. Draxler

      72'
    • 36. K. Ruiz-Atil

    • 8. L. Paredes Yellow Card

      72'
    • 7. K. Mbappé

      60'
    • 29. A. Muinga

    • 17. E. Choupo-Moting Goal

      79'