Paris Saint-Germain has elected to include both Mitchel Bakker and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting for its UEFA Champions League squad, according to L’Equipe.
All clubs still in the tournament were able to add three players to their final Champions League squad on the basis that they were on the team by February 3. Both Bakker and Choupo-Moting had made appearances for the club in domestic competitions before this date, thus PSG was given the green light to include them in the squad.
Bakker has made five appearances in all competitions with PSG this season, including the recent 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 fitness concerns an issue for both Juan Bernat and Layvin Kurzawa, Bakker could be in line to receive a start out at the left-back position in the duel against Serie A side Atalanta.
Choupo-Moting did appear in the Champions League for the club this season, but only played in three games. He missed both fixtures against Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League Round of 16 stage. While he is not in line to receive a start next week against Atalanta, manager Thomas Tuchel could very well provide the forward with playing time off the bench now that teams are allowed to make a maximum of five substitutions per game.
PSG will resume Champions League play on August 12 against Atalanta in the quarterfinal round.
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