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PSG to face underdogs Atalanta in Champions League QF

French giants Paris Saint-Germain to take on modest Italian opponents Atalanta in Champions League final 8

Can Erozden   | 10.07.2020
PSG to face underdogs Atalanta in Champions League QF

ANKARA

Next month Paris Saint-Germain are due to face Atalanta, a middling Italian club, in the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals phase.

The French football powerhouse PSG had a good draw towards capturing a semifinal spot in Europe's top-tier tournament.

The draw was made at UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland, with club representatives joining it by video link due to the virus pandemic.

PSG is one of Europe's most formidable clubs, boasting stars such as French forward Kylian Mbappe, Brazilian national Neymar, and Argentinian forward Mauro Icardi.

Quarterfinal draw as follows:

Real Madrid-Manchester City vs Olympique Lyon-Juventus

RB Leipzig vs Atletico Madrid

Barcelona-Napoli vs Bayern Munich-Chelsea

Atalanta vs Paris Saint-Germain


Draw for semis:

(Real Madrid-Manchester City) - (Olympique Lyon-Juventus) vs (Barcelona-Napoli) - (Bayern Munich-Chelsea)

RB Leipzig-Atletico Madrid vs Atalanta-Paris Saint Germain

Tournament to resume in August

The last 16 matches will be held Aug. 7-8, as Atalanta, Atletico Madrid, RB Leipzig, and Paris Saint-Germain have already clinched their spots in the Champions League quarterfinals.

The quarterfinal matches will be played on Aug. 12-15 and the semifinals on Aug. 18-19.

The final game will also be held in Benfica's stadium, Lisbon's Estadio da Luz, on Aug. 23.

UEFA previously announced that the quarterfinals, semifinals, and final would be held as a "straight knockout tournament" in Portugal's capital.

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