Statistics: Neymar equals Messi with 16, Chubu Moting breaks the Champions League record

Paris Saint-Germain beat Atalanta in the first quarter-finals of the 2019-20 UEFA Champions League thanks to goals from Marquinhos and Eric Maxime Choupo-Moting.

Here are the best numbers from the game:


This is the first time that Paris Saint-Germain has defeated an Italian opponent in the UEFA Champions League (drawn four, losing two). But they still needed to keep clean sheets against them.


This is Paris Saint-Germain's second appearance in the semi-finals of the Champions League, and comes 25 years after their debut. They reached the semi-finals under Luis Fernandez in 1994/1995, when they lost to Milan (3-0 on aggregate).


The difference could be three years - In August 2017, Eric Maxime Choupo-Moting had just joined Stoke City (they were relegated from the Premier League that season). Now, in August 2020, Choupo-Moting just scored the goal that sent Paris Saint-Germain into the Champions League semi-finals.


Not thinking of games that went into overtime, Paris Saint-Germain are the fourth team to enter the 90th minute of a UCL knockout loss and end up winning the match. the others? Manchester United vs. Bayern Munich (1999 Final), Bayern Munich v Chelsea (2005 QF), Borussia Dortmund v Malaga (2013 QF).


Neymar won nine fouls against Atalanta - the most by a player in a single Champions League match so far this season. It's also what anyone has struggled with the most in a UCL game since 2017.


Neymar has completed 16 games against Atalanta. This is the most connected in UEFA Champions League history, alongside Lionel Messi in 2008 against Man United and ... Javier Zanetti against Dynamo Kiev in 2003.

In recent years, there has only been one Dodge King. Since 2016-2017, the top four places in terms of competitions that have been completed all belong to Neymar (16 against Atalanta, 2020; 15 against Juventus, 2017; 13 against Napoli, 2018; 13 against Real Madrid, 2018).


Atalanta ended the match with 29 fouls, and tied more in the Champions League this season in one game. Over the past 10 seasons, Basel and Real Madrid have only made more mistakes in one UEFA Champions League match (both with 30).

0.86 vs 2.13

If the numbers come close to defining Kylian Mbappe's influence on soccer matches, that will be the case. Before Mbappe entered (the first 60 minutes of the match), PSG had seven shots, at 0.86 xG. In the final half hour, with Mbappe running, this increased to nine shots with xG of 2.13.

(xG = expected goals)


Choupo-Moting was the last goal won by regulation time in UCL quarter-finals history.


Ninety minutes from nothing. After that, there was just 149 seconds between Marquinhos scoring the PSG goal and Chubu Moting scoring the winning goal.

392.7 versus 385.3

Some perspective at the end of it all - PSG spent more on Neymar and Mbappe ($ 392.7 million) than Atalanta's spent on the entire team since 2001-2002 ($ 385.3 million).

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