Atalanta’s Josic Ilicic is considering retiring from football. According to reports, he travelled to Slovenia to surprise his wife Tina Polovina, shockingly, he caught her cheating with another man. He was granted permission to leave the Italian club’s training camp for personal reasons.
They have two daughters Sofia and Victoria, and it seems that he has slipped into depression after he found his wife cheating on him when he decided to pay her a surprise visit at their country home in Slovenia.
Atalanta manager Gasperini told Sky Sports Italy, “We’re getting closer to the day [of the PSG game]. With each passing day, it is more difficult for us to have Ilicic back. It would be very difficult for him to be with us in Lisbon.”
The Italian side is set to play their quarter-finals fixture against PSG on Saturday, August 12, with the remaining fixtures of the Champions League set to be played as a one-game knock out game, and will likely play either Atletico Madrid or RB Leipzig in the semi-final.
PSG will be without its star striker Kylian Mbappe as he recovers from an ankle injury which he picked up against St Etienne.
Quarter-final draw in full
- Manchester City vs Lyon
- RB Leipzig vs Atletico Madrid
- Napoli or Barcelona vs Chelsea or Bayern
- Atalanta vs PSG
- Manchester City or Lyon vs Napoli/Barcelona or Chelsea/Bayern Munich
- RB Leipzig or Atletico Madrid vs Atalanta or Paris Saint-Germain
Champions League knockout stage – key dates
- Champions League last-16 second legs: August 7-8
- Champions League quarter-finals: August 12-15 (Lisbon)
- Champions League semi-finals: August 18-19 (Lisbon)
- Champions League final: August 23 (Estadio da Luz, Lisbon)