Champions League: RB Leipzig's Julian Nagelsmann sets incredible record vs Atletico Madrid

Leipzig are in the UCL semis after beating Atletico

RB Leipzig shocked Atletico Madrid on Thursday night. 

The two sides met in the quarter-finals of the Champions League and with the competition being played as a straight knockout, the winner advanced straight to the last four.

There are no second legs and no second chances this year. 

After a goalless first half, it was Leipzig who took the lead after in the 50th minute, when Dani Olmo guided a brilliant glancing header past Jan Oblak. 

The German’s were on for a famous win until Joao Felix came off the bench to drag Atletico back into the game. 

Madrid’s 20-year-old starlet won a penalty after being chopped down inside the box and he stepped up moments later to smash in the equaliser.

With the game finely balanced, it looked like we would be heading for extra time and perhaps even the drama of a penalty shootout. 

The game was balanced

Cue Tyler Adams to send Leipzig through with an 88th-minute winner. 

The American’s shot took a wicked deflection before hitting the back of the net, but he won’t care.

Just 11 years after their formation, Leipzig are in the Champions League semi-finals. 11 years! Crazy. 

Leipzig are in the last four

It’s not just an incredible achievement for the club. It’s one that will be very special for Julian Nagelsmann too, who becomes the youngest manager to reach the competition’s last four. 

The 33-year-old was born just months before Atletico manager Diego Simeone made his professional debut in 1987 and now he’s beaten him in the Champions League!

Four years ago, Nagelsmann was coaching Hoffenheim Under-19s. Now he’s preparing for a semi-final after outwitting one of football’s greatest tacticians.

Hats off to the man. We can’t wait for PSG vs RB Leipzig next week. What a match that’ll be. 

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