Paris Saint Germain (PSG) into the UEFA Champions League semi-final after a long gap of 25 years. PSG defeated Italian club Atalanta B.C. 2-1 in the UCL quarterfinal. Initially Italian side Atalanta B.C took a lead in the 26th minute of the match, Croatian midfielder Mario Pasalic scored the first goal and the only goal for the team.
The things were going well for Atalanta till the end of 89 minutes, but still, some twists and turns were left in the match. In the 90th minute of the match, PSG defender Marquinhos scored the equalizer making the score 1-1. The match was heading towards extra time, but PSG forward Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting didn’t digest that, as he scored a winner in the 90+3 minutes of the match giving PSG a one-goal lead over the Italian side. The match turned around in just 3 minutes.
‘I was confident in myself’, says PSG’s winning goal scorer Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting
Eric Maxim Choupo- Moting after the match said, “When I came on, I thought to myself, ‘We can’t lose, we can’t go home like that.’ I was confident in myself, confident in the team and then the rest is the history of Paris. We had a good feeling in the team. We’re enjoying good moments on and off the pitch.”
He added, “It was a crazy game, a tough game, and opponents. I think we showed till the last moment that we believed in ourselves. It wasn’t easy because we had some good occasions that unfortunately we couldn’t score.”
“We’ve already won four titles this season but the most important is this one. We believe in ourselves and we did it today. Everybody knows we have top quality individuals, but we wanted to show it also as a team. It’s a big step today against a very good opponent. Respect to Atalanta, but I’m very happy we did it.”