With the fate of the last eight in the Champions League sealed, sides Atalanta and PSG will be facing for the first leg. The match schedules at the Estadio da Luz with kickoff at 8 pm.
PSG are on a course for their fourth title this season after picking three domestic titles. The Champions League remains the last honor to add to his impressive season in charge of the Ligue 1 champions.
Atalanta will be coming off an impressive season in Serie A coming third in the competition but with the highest goal tally. The resilience of the sides was evident during the knockout stages with the side managing to knock off last year’s finalists Tottenham.
The France champions are charged up ahead of the match. The side managed to beat side Real Madrid back to back during the group stages. The internet came alive this weekend with the training drills of Neymar and Ander Herrea sending chills down their opponents.
Tuchel has had a series of friendlies with the side managing to pick up since Ligue 1 was canceled earlier this year. The side went on to register a goal tally of 17 goals before conceding one.
Atalanta conceded more goals than any other team in the Champions League. The same side has the highest goal tally than any of the last eight teams in the Champions League.
Atalanta vs. PSG Head to Head
Both sides have not yet played any game at this stage of the competition. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Atalanta 0-2 Inter Milan
Parma 1-2 Atalanta
Verona 1-1 Atalanta
Atalanta 1-0 Bologna
Atalanta 6-2 Brescia
Paris 1-0 Sochaux
Paris 0 (6) – 0 (5) Lyon
Paris 1-0 St. Etienne
Paris 4-0 Celtic
Atalanta Team News
High scoring winger Illici will not take part in the competition. This tips for Gian Piero Gasperini to stick to the attacking front three comprising of Malinovskiy, Zapata, and Gomez. Goalkeeper Gollini has been ruled out with an injury leaving Marco Sportiello to fill the gloves.
PSG Team News
Top scorer Kylian Mbappe remains a major doubt for Tuchel after picking an injury during the French Cup final. Angel di Maria remains suspended ahead of the match with Veratti, ruled out of the match with an injury. Fully fit, Neymar will be leading the attacking line with counterpart Icardi.
Prediction and Odds
We expect a high scoring affair at the Estadio da Luz this Wednesday, with each side capable of scoring.
Goals Over 3.5
Both Teams to Score