TRACED BACK 'IN EXTREMIS'
To the limit! The PSG of Neymar and Mbappé traces back to the Atalanta and already is in 'semis' (1-2)
Published:12/08/2020 - 23:07h
Updated:12/08/2020 - 23:51h
The Atalanta, one of the humble teams of these quarter-finals, carried against the ropes to the PSG until the minute 89, when the Frenchmen traced back in hardly two minutes to go to the 'semis'
When sortearon the quarter-finals of the Champions League 2019-20, the big majority thought that Paris Saint-Germain had the easiest way to access to the final. Matched with the Atalanta in chambers, so only had to delete to the Italians and quote with Athletic or Leipzig in semifinals for like this fulfil the dream to play, at last, a final of the maximum competition of clubs of Europe.
The Parisian plans, however, were about to to twist at first and resurrect the ghosts of the last years. The group of Bérgamo, trained by Gasperini, gave the big surprise this Wednesday when winning to the PSG during almost all the party, until the imunto 89.
The PSG of Neymar Jr and Mbappé crashed one and again against the defensive wall of the Italians, very very positioned on the terrain of game and lethal in his contragolpes. And really it seemed that the Italians had options to happen to semifinals.
A target of Pasalic, in the minute 27, decanted the eliminatory and put against the ropes to the ones of Tuchel. So only the entrance of Mbappé in the second half, and the faith and quality of a tireless Neymar Jr, propiciaron the goals of the traced back. Some targets, this yes, that did not mark them they but Closed, in own door, and Choupo-Moting in the minute 90+1, without giving time of reaction to the Atalanta.
If it had not been by Neymar...
Being low the lesionado Verratti and the sanctioned Gave María, and with Mbappé that remained of start in the bench still with annoyances of his sprain in the right ankle, all the responsibility recayó from the beginning in Neymar Jr. The Brazilian did not hide in any moment, was besieged to faults and failed three very clear occasions in the first-half, but in spite of everything did not leave to try it and obtained the final reward.
'Ney' Threw the team to the back, as it has done so many other times, and generated the played of the goals of Marquinhos (with contribution of Closed) and Choupo-Moting. Without the Brazilian, Paris Saint-Germain would have sacked again at first, but this Wednesday converted a possible deafening failure in a historical night, when accessing for the first time to some semifinals of League of Champions. The fans of the conjoint Frenchman have reasons to be happy. The 1.000 million euros invested in signings in the last years, at last, begin to give results...