Let’s Look Back at the “Twitter Experts” Who Didn’t Think PSG Would Make It Past Atalanta in Champions League

Paris Saint-Germain are just hours away from walking onto the pitch at the Estádio da Luz to take on RB Leipzig with a place in the final of the UEFA Champions League on the line. Few didn’t expect them to be here though.

PSG are always doubted in the Champions League and to be fair, they haven’t given non-fans reason to think this could be their year. When it was revealed that Les Parisiens would take on Atalanta in the quarter-final, many supporters breathed a sigh of relief in having avoided FC Bayern Munich and Manchester City. However, many in the media took to Twitter to officially put PSG on upset alert.

There was insinuation and then just downright snarkiness from the blue checks. Much like Borussia Dortmund in the previous round of the tournament, Atalanta was the new darlings of football who dared stand up to the big bad PSG.

Unfortunately for Atalanta, they forgot that a football match is 90 minutes and squandered a 1-0 lead in the waning minutes and PSG escaped with a 2-1 victory.

Now, PSG will face Leipzig in the semi-final (read my interview with Caught Offside) and the blue checks are eerily quiet. Is it because Leipzig has a dodgy business model and upset German football or is it because PSG has finally given them a reason to believe? We shall see.

 

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