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Atalanta blows it in extra time to Paris Saint-Germain [VIDEO]

The Italian club were five minutes away from the upset. Instead they couldn’t even force injury time in the UEFA Champions League quarterfinal.

Marco Sportiello of Atalanta reacts to defeat after the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final match between Atalanta and Paris Saint-Germain at Estadio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica on August 12, 2020 in Lisbon, Portugal. Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images

For 90 minutes, Atalanta B.C. had done just enough to pull a massive upset and advance to the semifinals of the UEFA Champions League.

And five minutes later, they were on their way back to Bergamo, Italy with only a story to tell.

In stunning fashion, PSG defeated Atalanta 2-1 in Libson to advance with two goals in the 90th minute and beyond. The first a tap-in from Marquinhos after a botched cross from Neymar Jr. that was deflected to the perfect spot to draw the Red and Blues even.

And the second came via some crisp passing that saw Neymar play in Kylian Mbappé, who played it square for a gift to Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting.

At the death, Atalanta indeed died. The upstart club that has finished back-to-back third place in Serie A was competing in their first UEFA Champions League ever, and ended up mere minutes from the semifinals. Instead it’s just heartbreak for the swashbuckling side that played fearless football the entire tournament.

But it was likely the right result, as for most of the day the Parisians bossed Lisbon like Napoleon’s Army in 1807. Despite some finishing from Neymar that would have looked below standard in most middle schools, they had the run of play and chances most of the match.

For PSG backers, the comeback saves their bacon. They were +102 to advance via regular time, and -210 to reach the next round overall. It also puts the club in the Final Four of Europe for the first time in a quarter-century.

So I guess you could say...

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