Paris Saint-Germain has elected to include both Mitchel Bakker and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting in its UEFA Champions League squad, according to L’Equipe.
All clubs still in the tournament were allowed to add three players to their final Champions League squad on the basis that they were on the team by Feb. 3. Both Bakker and Choupo-Moting logged appearances for PSG before this date, and thus the Ligue 1 side was given the green light to add them to its Champions League squad.
Bakker has featured in five matches in all competitions with PSG this season, including the side’s two domestic cup finals. The Dutch talent has yet to make an appearance in the Champions League with Les Parisiens, but his time may come next week. With both Juan Bernat and Layvin Kurzawa dealing with fitness concerns, Bakker could be in line to receive a start out at the left-back position in the quarterfinal duel against Serie A side Atalanta.
Choupo-Moting has logged three appearances in the Champions League competition for PSG this season. While he is not in line to receive a start against Atalanta, PSG manager Thomas Tuchel could very well provide the forward with playing time off the bench, especially as teams are now allowed to make a maximum of five substitutions per match.
PSG will look to pick up a win over Atalanta to advance to the Champions League semifinal round.
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