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Paris Saint-Germain beat Atalanta 2-1 to reach the Champions League semi-finals for the first time since 1995

 

Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, who scored the winning goal as PSG reached the Champions League semi-final, praises man of the match Neymar

Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting has revealed his refusal to allow Paris Saint-Germain to succumb to another disastrous Champions League exit spurred him on to become the club's unlikely quarter-final hero. 

The former Stoke City forward was a late substitute at the Estadio da Luz with his side trailing Atalanta to Mario Pasalic's opener when he was involved in Marquinhos' 90th-minute equaliser, before netting the winner three minutes into stoppage time to secure a dramatic 2-1 win in Lisbon.

The win set up a last four showdown with either RB Leipzig or Atletico Madrid and kept alive their hopes of winning the title for the first time.

It capped an unlikely rise to prominence for the man who scored just five Premier League goals in 30 appearances for Stoke in the 2017/18 season - but the Cameroon international was