Serie A club Atalanta BC and the reigning Ligue 1 champion Paris Saint Germain face off each other in the first UEFA Champions League Quarterfinals.
Paris Saint-Germain makes the trip to Lisbon to step closer to their quest for European glory. PSG is having a year to remember with winning three domestic titles in 2020. The French outfit beat Saint-Etienne 1-0 in the Coupe de France final prior to the victory against Lyon on penalties in the Coupe de la Ligue final. The French giants also claimed the Ligue 1 title in March with 12-points lead. Thomas Tuchel's men hold the first position in the league under Group A, winning five matches out of six. In the previous league match, they overcome German club Borussia Dortmund 2-0.
Meanwhile, Atalanta qualified for the next Champions League season as well, finishing third in Serie A 2019-20. The Italian club netted record 98 goals in the domestic season, only behind to Manchester City and Bayern Munich in overall Leagues in Europe. The Italian side has played 13 times in the last five months, winning nine of those matches and losing just one. La Dea are placed at the second position in the league standings under Group C, losing three matches out of six. They have conceded most goals in the Champions League so far which is yet to be improved if they look beyond the quarterfinal stage of the European Championship.
Team News & Lineups
The injured goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini will be replaced by Marco Sportiello.
Line-up: Sportiello; Toloi, Caldara, Djimsiti; Hateboer, De Roon, Freuler, Gosens; Gomez, Malinovskiy; Zapata
Champions League form: L D W W W W
PSG will be without the services of Angel di Maria and midfielder Marco Verratti. Mbappe is also most likely to miss this game.
Line-up: Navas; Kehrer, Silva, Kimpembe, Bernat; Gueye, Marquinhos, Herrera; Sarabia, Icardi, Neymar
Champions League form: W W D W L W
Josip Ilicic (midfield): 5 goals
Hans Hateboer (defense): 2 goals
Mauro Icardi (forward): 5 goals
Neymar (forward): 3 goals