Leipzig advanced to the semifinals, where it will meet PSG
- UEFA Champions League
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Lisbon, August 12 - RB Leipzig footballers became the second semifinalists of the Champions League. In Thursday's quarterfinals, they defeated Atletico Madrid 2: 1 in a single game. In the next phase of the final tournament in Lisbon, they will meet Paris on 18 August. Germain.
Fresh football offered the first goal chance after only four minutes. Leipzig received a corner kick, and after a center and subsequent deflection, Marcel Halstenberg found himself in a good position. With 13 minutes played, the visitors could have drawn level after Yannicka Carrasca came through the middle, but his kick went wide. In the first half, Leipzig's players had the ball more often on their feet and in the end they had another good chance. After the ball was lifted in from the left, Dayot Upamecano was on his own in the home side's penalty area and should have scored after 80 minutes, but missed, probably due to lack of concentration.
In the second half, the players of the German team took the lead after a nice action, when the center ended with a goal header Dani Olmo. Atletica Diego Simeone came on, Joaa Felixa had to leave the fray. He got past the defenders and fired a shot that the keeper just missed. Felix took responsibility and took the lead to 1 - 1. It was 1 - 1 at the break. The match was finally decided by the situation from the 86th minute. Tyler Adams came close to extending the visitors' lead when he found himself completely unmarked in front of the goal after a pass through the middle, but he lifted the ball over Stefan Savič and it was a little too high and hit the bar.
Champions League quarterfinals 2019/2020:
Lisbon (Estadio da Luz)
RB Leipzig - Atletico Madrid 2: 1 (0: 0)
Goals: 50. Olmo, 88. Adams - 70. Felix (11 m). Judge: Marciniak (POL), ZK: Klostermann, Kampl, Haidara - Lodi, Gimenez
/ for 1 match, Leipzig advanced to the semifinals /
RB Leipzig: Gulácsi - Halstenberg, Upamecano, Klostermann, Angelino - Sabitzer (90. + 1 Mukiele), Kampl, Laimer (72. Adams) - Nkunku (83. Haidara), Poulsen, Olmo (83. Schick)
Atletico Madrid: Cloud - Trippier, Savič, Gimenez, Lodi - Carrasco, Saul, Herrera (58. Felix), Koke (90. + 2 Felipe) - Costa (72. Morata), Llorente