12 August 2020 live
Champions League – Play Offs
Atalanta B. C. vs Paris Saint-Germain – UEFA Champions League preview, Kick-Off Time & Match Prediction
The UEFA Europa League returns this Wednesday, the 12th of August, as Atalanta host Paris Saint-Germain at Estadio da Liz for their quarter final tie.
Atalanta secured Champions League football with two games to go until the end of the season following a string of impressive performances. Atalanta whitewashed Valencia 7-2 on aggregate to reach this stage of the competition. They have lost only one game in their last six; WDWDWL and are chasing their first UCL title. Il Nerazzuri are on a dream run in the competition and at this point anything would be considered an achievement. Josip Ilicic is the team’s top scorer with 5 goals but will miss the game amidst rumors of ongoing personal problems. Head coach, Gian Piero Gasperini is expected to play a 3-4-2-1 formation with Duvan Zapata leading the attack. The Colombian will be flanked by Alejandro Gomez and Ruslan Malinovskyi as La Dea seek to extend their incredible UEFA Champions league adventure.
Paris Saint-Germain, on the other hand have enjoyed a superb campaign domestically and look very much like Championship material this season following a number of strong performances. The French club have been enjoyable to watch over the course of this tournament with a balanced squad. PSG eliminated Borussia Dortmund in the Round of 16 to advance to this stage, winning 3-2 on aggregate. PSG are unbeaten in their last six games in all competitions, winning six times in the process; LDLWWW. Head Coach Thomas Tuchel is in his second tenure in charge and hopes to add a European trophy to an already impressive title haul. Tuchel is expected to use a 4-2-3-1 formation as he’s done frequently this season. Top scorer, Mauro Icardi has scored five goals in this competition and is expected to lead the line along with talismanic forward Neymar and Argentine winger, Angel Di Maria.
Atalanta are enjoying a fairytale run and are a dangerous side but PSG have European league experience which will be very useful on Wednesday when they meet at the Estadio da Luz
2-4 is predicted at full-time.
Venue: Estadio da Luz.
Date: 12th August, 2020.
Kick-Off Time: 20:00 (BST).
Competition: UEFA Champions League.
Round: Quarter final.
What time is kick off?
The match begins at 20:00.
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