RB Leipzig beat Atletico Madrid 2-1 to reach Champions League semi-finals


RB Leipzig are through to the Champions League semi-final after beating Atletico Madrid 2-1 in dramatic circumstances.

It was American Tyler Adams in the 85th-minute who saw his shot deflected past Jan Oblak, to send his side through to the last four.

In truth, it was a pretty terrible first 45 minutes as both sides eased themselves into this quarter-final clash.

But it burst into life when 22-year-old Olmo produced a brilliant header from Marcel Sabitzer’s cross.

But the match appeared to change seven minutes later when another youngster entered the fray, Joao Felix.

Back in his native country, Felix would have wanted to show everyone exactly why Atletico Madrid paid a crazy £113 million for him 12 months ago.

And he did just that.

He won his side a penalty 13 minutes later but he had looked immediately dangerous as soon as he was introduced. 

His burst into the box with less than 20 minutes left was brilliant and Lukas Klostermann had very little choice but to bring him down.

The 20-year-old brushed himself down, stepped up and hauled his side back into the tie.

There only appeared to be one winner – Diego Simeone’s side.

But out of nowhere, RB Leipzig grabbed a late winner through 21-year-old Adams.

Former Manchester City left back – Angelino – pulled the ball back to Adams, whose shot deflected off Stefan Savic and past Oblak.

Leipzig held on to reach Tuesday’s semi-final, where they will face Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and PSG.

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