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Sports On the road to PSG, Leipzig is the new phenomenon of the Champions League

10:40  14 august  2020
10:40  14 august  2020 Source:   sport24.lefigaro.fr

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Leipzig, solid and realistic, beat Atlético de Madrid (2-1) at its own game, Thursday in Lisbon, to join Paris SG in the semi-finals of the Champions League. One phenomenon is hidden in another. After Atalanta Bergamo, the Italian surprise that attacks all-out, PSG is preparing to meet another UFO in European football, on the road to its hoped-for coronation.

RB Leipzig, a club founded in 2009 which is only playing C1 for the second time, is growing at the frenetic pace of its talented youth, led by promising coach Julian Nagelsmann (33). Despite the departure of their top scorer Timo Werner, who left for Chelsea this summer, the German club showed the extent of their reservoir: Spaniard Dani Olmo, 22, and American Tyler Adams, 21, scored ( 50th, 88th) to fuel the hope of a crazy epic in Portugal.

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There is a bit of Ajax Amsterdam, who wowed Europe last season by eliminating Real Madrid and Juventus, in this team without complex which did not hesitate to challenge Diego Simeone on his ground, that of defensive solidity and physical intensity. “It's an absolutely deserved victory, we were the best team. We defended with incredible passion ”, relished Nagelsmann who also mentioned the future Parisian opponent. “We are going to face PSG and its stars, it will not be easy. We will have to defend well as we did today, like Upamecano. When you find yourself in a position to defend against players like Neymar or Mbappé, you have to anticipate. But we will also have opportunities. My reunion with Thomas Tuchel (who was his trainer in Augsburg in 2007-2008)? I look forward. When we met in the Bundesliga, I was very excited. He's a great trainer, a great guy but I hope that in the end, I'll win (laughs), ”explained the technician at the microphone of RMC Sport.

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The Germans also enjoyed a bit of success, with a favorable counter on Adams' strike that left goalkeeper Jan Oblak without a solution. This opportunity will inevitably leave regrets to the Spaniards, who were pushing at that time to take the advantage. Lisbon, site of the cruel defeat in the final of the C1 2014 against Real, will continue to haunt the "Colchoneros" who, this time, were however guided by a local: the Portuguese Joao Felix, recruited from Benfica against 126 M EUR in July last, equalized on a penalty (71st) that he himself caused.

Solid Upamecano

The entry of the attacking midfielder (58th) coincided with the resumption of form of the Madrilenians who, until then, had not come against the German block. Unbeaten since the resumption of competition in June, they were surprised by more meticulous than them. Between two systems cut out for the game against, keeping the ball was tantamount to a trap: no team taking risks, the meeting got bogged down in a tactical cold war.

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Atlético have honored their reputation as a rock, in particular thanks to the domination in the air of defenders Stefan Savic and José Maria Giménez. But opposite, the French Dayot Upamecano stood out in the duels, as well as the goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi on his line (13th), proving that Leipzig was not the second best defense in the Bundesliga by chance. “They surrounded the game very well, it was very difficult to prevent them from playing, from reading their movements, from being on their passing trajectories. They played a very good game, they were superior, ”admitted Saul Niguez, midfielder of Atlético.

In the bizarre atmosphere of the José-Alvalade stadium, behind closed doors, rocked by the hum of the neighboring motorway, the difference would be made on the rare errors. On the recovery of a center from Marcel Sabitzer, Olmo paid head for an oversight by the Spanish defense, which left him unmarked. It was again Sabitzer, with a subtle deflection, which caused a shift at the origin of the second goal. Adams, alone at 25 meters, took the opportunity to adjust a shot that Savic, powerless, diverted in his nets. At the final whistle, the German substitutes ran towards the holders in a great scene of joy, which Leipzig discovers at this level. A breeze of freshness is blowing over Lisbon.

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© Supplied by Sports.fr 3-0 winner of Leipzig! Still led by Neymar but also a great Angel Di Maria, PSG easily beat Leizpig (0-3) in the semi-final of the Champions League on Tuesday evening. It was easy, maybe too easy! PSG had no difficulty beating RB Leipzig (0-3) on Tuesday night to advance to the 2019-20 Champions League final. Thomas Tuchel’s men didn’t have to get tired and will watch the second half between OL and Bayern calmly on Wednesday.

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