The Champions League entered its final stage. This Wednesday, at the Da Luz stadium the first duel of the quarterfinals will take place, between Atalanta and PSG. Both teams reach this decisive phase after being protagonists in their respective leagues, and with the intact dream of staying with the ‘orejona’.
On the one hand, the team of Colombians Duván Zapata and Luis Fernando Muriel, Atalanta, reaches the quarterfinals after defeating Valencia in the round of 16, and after making a magnificent campaign in Serie A, which left them in the third position and with a ticket for the next edition of the Champions.
In Calcio, Gian Piero Gasperini’s team scored 98 goals in the 38 games he played, receiving 48 goals, for a goal difference of +50 at the end of the season. A fact that does not stop worrying PSG, because although they have one of the best goalkeepers of the moment, the offensive power of ‘La Diosa’ does not stop alarming.
On the PSG side, the situation is similar. The team of Mbappé and Neymar finished League One in first place, and took the title of the season after the decision made in the middle of the pandemic. However, this event did not prevent Thomas Tuchel’s team from registering a good number of goals during the tournament, since in the 27 matches they played, the Parisian club scored 75 goals and received only 24 goals, registering a difference of goal of +51.
So, in theory, a game with a good goal record is expected. Duván Zapata and Luis Fernando Muriel will be in charge of changing the options for goal in Atalanta. Between them, they record 36 goals in Serie A, and have become one of the most powerful pairs of the moment in Europe.
While at PSG, Neymar and Mbappé (possibly a starter), accumulate 31 goals in Ligue One, with the difference that in the Champions League, the young Frenchman registers 5 goals and the Brazilian 3, being one of the best valued couples in football world.