The German team, Leipzig, hit a date with Paris Saint-Germain in the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League, after beating Atletico Madrid 2-1 in the quarter-finals.
Leipzig surprised Atletico by controlling the first half in which he had the most possession of the ball and reaching the goal, but he did not succeed in shaking the net except in the second half in the 55th minute with a header from Spanish player Dani Olmo.
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And from a penalty kick, Joao Felix scored the equalizing goal in the 71st minute, before Leipzig regained the lead, scoring the match-winning goal with a missile shot by Tyler Addams that landed Atletico’s net in the 87th minute, after which the team died in defense and maintained its lead until the end of the match.
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The European Football Association had decided to play one deciding match in the Portuguese capital Lisbon, instead of the two-leg system in the quarter and semi-finals of the tournament due to the outbreak of the Corona epidemic.
After the end of the match, Leipzig coach Julian Nagelsmann told “BN Sports” that his team “deserved to win because we were the best and we created opportunities and decided the match after we presented beautiful football, and it is not easy to play like this against a team like Atlético Madrid.”
“We have to think about the semi-finals and we will work hard, starting tomorrow, because we will face a high-class team (Paris Saint-Germain) and we have the ambition to reach the final match,” he added.