Paris Saint-Germain 3-0 RB Leipzig: Thomas Tuchel’s side reach first Champions League final

  • Rob Swan

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Paris Saint-Germain have reached the Champions League final for the first time in their history.

The star-studded French side, who have been desperate to land their hands on the European Cup in recent years, will face either Bayern Munich or Lyon in Sunday’s final after beating RB Leipzig 3-0 in Lisbon.

Thomas Tuchel’s side took the lead against their German opponents, who were formed in 2009, in the 13th minute courtesy of Marquinhos.

Angel Di Maria whipped in a superb left-footed free-kick and his Brazilian teammate headed home past Peter Gulacsi from close range.

Di Maria then doubled PSG’s lead shortly before half-time, although it was Neymar’s moment of individual brilliance which created the goal.

The Brazilian, who was a constant threat during the opening 45 minutes, produced a late contender for the most outrageous assist of the season.

His no-look back-heeled touch left Di Maria with a simple finish from just outside the six-yard box.

RB Leipzig, in the biggest game of their 11-year history, were outclassed by Neymar and co at the Estadio da Luz.

Neymar was desperate to get himself on the scoresheet but it was Juan Bernat who netted PSG’s third goal of the night in the 56th minute.

Di Maria swung in another inch-perfect cross and the unmarked Bernat scored with his head to leave PSG with one foot and four toes in the final.

Neymar tried his best to claim the goal was his, but the ball had already crossed the line when the South American made contact.

Julian Nagelsmann’s side were dead and buried by this point but still deserve huge credit for coming this far in the tournament.

This experience will hold them in good stead in future Champions League campaigns.

This particular night, however, belonged to PSG, who will now be hoping to lift the one trophy which has evaded their grasp for so long this weekend.

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