Late drama as PSG advance in UCL

UEFA Champions League

Paris Saint-Germain scored two goals in the final five minutes to cap a remarkable turnaround as the French champions came from a goal down to beat Atalanta 2-1 at Estadio da Luz and advance to the Champions League semi-finals.

In just the third minute, Neymar had a glorious opportunity to give PSG the lead when he raced through one-on-one with Marco Sportiello, only to slice a dreadful attempt wide.

Atalanta had their first decent attempt on goal in the 11th minute. Alejandro Gomez picked out Hans Hateboer with an excellent cross, and the wing-back sent a powerful header down into the ground, but PSG’s goalkeeper made a superb stop high to his left.

The Italian outfit took the lead in the 26th minute. Duvan Zapata laid the ball off to Pasalic, who curled a beautiful effort past a Navas, who didn't have a chance.

Browse through the gallery above to see images from PSG's win over Atalanta.

Despite his awful miss early on, Neymar was looking the most influential player on the park. Just before the half-hour mark, the Brazilian superstar cut inside from the left and, from a standing start, took on several defenders before getting a shot off which whistled just wide.

Atalanta had a huge chance to double their lead in the 55th minute. They kept the ball alive from a free-kick, with centre-back Berat Djimsiti meeting it on the volley. However, from five yards out, his effort was a wild one and sliced wide.

Kylian Mbappe was brought on off the bench despite carrying an ankle injury and tested Sportiello at his near post with an effort in the 74th minute from the left.

The French outfit finally capitalised on their dominance when Neymar got in at the far post and put it into the six-yard box. Marquinhos got a toe on it, with Mattia Caldera only able to divert it in to his own net.

And a remarkable turnaround was complete three minutes later deep in to injury time when Neymar played a beautiful slide-rule pass to release Mbappe down the left, who squared the ball in to the box for substitute Choupo-Mouting to tap home.

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