Champions League

Choupo-Moting’s goal sends PSG to Champions League semi finals

Cameroon striker Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting grabbed a late winner as Paris St-Germain came from behind to beat Atalanta 2-1 to reach the Champions League semi-finals for the first time in 25 years.

A Mario Pasalic strike gave Atalanta the lead in the 27th-minute of the game at an empty Estadio da Luz.

But Neymar then laid on a 90th-minute equaliser for Marquinhos and substitute Kylian Mbappe teed up former Choupo-Moting to slide in the winner.

The French champions’ reward is a place in the semi-finals of Europe’s elite club competition for the first time since 1995. They will play RB Leipzig or Atletico Madrid next Tuesday for a place in the final.

It is the first time PSG have gone beyond the last eight of the Champions League since the Qatari takeover of the club almost a decade ago and all the huge investment that has followed.

Isaac Darko
Isaac Darko is the lead Combat Sports writer for AfroBallers. He is an expert in Boxing, Mixed Martial Art and Wrestling reportage. Isaac is a journalist with newfound love for athlete management and digital media.

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