With the classification of Lyon and PSG, it is the first time that two French teams get into the instance of the four best in the same edition of the Champions League.
Historic season for French teams in Europe. Although they arrived with less rhythm than their rivals because Ligue 1 was canceled after the coronavirus pandemic, the two teams that took the field in the quarterfinals, PSG and Lyon, they got into the semi-final instance of the Champions.
The Parisian team was the first to play, last Wednesday, and beat Atalanta in an incredible way, with so many in the final minutes. This Saturday it was the turn of Lyon, who gave perhaps the biggest surprise of the quarterfinal stage by leaving Guardiola’s City on the road.
Thus, it will be the first time in the history of the European Cup / Champions League that two French teams get into the semi-finals in the same year (second time in a European competition, it had happened in the 1992 UEFA Cup / 93).
1 – For the 1st time in the history of the European Cup / CL, two French teams – Lyon and Paris – will be in the semi-finals of the competition. It is only the 2nd time that there are 2 clubs in the final 4 of an European competition, after the UEFA Cup in 1992/93. Bleus. pic.twitter.com/T3X0nXX75q
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