UCL: Leipzig Upset Atletico To Set Up PSG Semifinal

RB Leipzig shocked Atletico Madrid with a late winner to set a semifinal against Paris St-Germain in the Champions League.

Dani Olmo put the German side ahead with a header following an impressive build up but substitute Joao Felix levelled from the penalty spot for Atletico after he had been fouled in the box.

Tyler Adams then grabbed the winner for Leipzig with two minutes remaining with a deflected effort to knock the Spanish side out of the competition and seal a maiden last four berth for the Germans.

It was Adams’ first goal for Julian Nagelsmann’s side in what was his 28th appearance and he couldn’t have chosen a better time.

For Atletico and manager Diego Simeone, dreams of a third final in the last six years evaporated after they appeared content to settle for a draw in the hope of sending the one-legged tie in Lisbon to extra-time and sat back for much of the game.

Ironically, they had improved after Felix came on and got the equaliser by going on the front foot but immediately reverted to type once parity was restored.

In the end, they were punished and ended up paying the price for their characteristically defensive approach as Adams’ deflected strike shut the door on their tournament and set up the Germans through for an exciting last four encounter with Paris St-Germain.