Atalanta coach Gasperini has named goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini in the squad to face PSG in Portugal despite being injured for two months from a knee ligament injury.
Pierluigi Gollini is out for two months with a knee ligament, the coach pointed out that Gollini wanted to have the Champions League despite a zero percent chance of him featuring in the match, he will be replaced by Marco Sportiello will be in goal.
Gollini makes Atalanta’s list to face PSG in Portugal.
Raoul Bellanova, Mattia Caldara, Timothy Castagne, Ebrima Colley, Alessandro Cortinovis, Lennart Czyborra, Jacopo Da Riva, Marten de Roon, Berat Djimsiti, Remo Freuler, Ludovico Gelmi, Alejandro Gomez, Robin Gosens, Rodrigo Guth, Hans Hateboer, Ruslan Malinovskyi, Luis Muriel, Caleb Okoli, Jose Luis Palomino, Mario Pasalic, Roberto Piccoli, Francesco Rossi, Marco Sportiello, Bosko Sutalo, Rafael Toloi, Duvan Zapata,** Pierluigi Gollini.
Slovenian striker Josip Ilicic is the notable absentee from the squad due to personal issues. Atalanta faces PSG in the quarter-final fixture on Wednesday at Estadio da Luz, home ground of Benfica football club in Portugal.
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PSG and Atalanta are meeting for the first time in a competitive game. Atalanta’s only experience with a French club was with Lyon in the 2017/18 Europa League group stage when they drew 1-1 in France and won at home 1-0. Atalanta is the first Champions League debutant to reach the quarter-final since English club Leicester City in 2016/17 also the first Italian club debutant to reach this stage since Lazio in 1999-2000 season.
Unfortunately, PSG has never won a match against an Italian club in the Champions League with four draws and two losses. In all their meetings with Italian opposition, they’ve never kept a clean sheet. They haven’t been in the quarter-finals since 2015/16 while they haven’t been in the semifinals since 1994/95 when they were knocked out by AC Milan.