By Abimbola Ogunnaike
Despite the fact that the French giants relied on its superstar Neymar to do the magic in the first half, it was the Italian team that went ahead through Mario Pasalic. Defeat seems imminent. But the game changer Mbappe came in and everything changed for belter for French side.
But after series of mixed chances, the entering of Mbappe changed the tune of the game.
Although Mbappe didn’t score either of the goals that saw PSG sneak through to the next round of the competition, his contribution to the game paved way for the club to stage a dramatic comeback late in the game. Neymar was the architect of the opening goal for PSG.
His square pass in the 90th minute to his team central defender, Marquinhos turned in to the net with the help of a deflection from defender Mattia Caldara. That was the killer goal against an Atalanta team that played so beautifully well.
Later in the game, the.duo of Neymar and Mbappe combined to exchange beautiful pass on the left to supply former Stoke City striker, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting for the winning goal to send Atalanta home from Portugal.