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RBL advance to semi-finals with 2-1 win against Atlético!

Dani Olmo puts the Bulls ahead (50') | João Félix equalises from the spot (71') | Tyler Adams scores a late winner (88') | RBL to face Paris Saint-Germain in the semis on Tuesday (21:00 CEST)

We are semi-finalists! RB Leipzig defeated top Spanish side Atlético Madrid 2-1 in a thrilling quarterfinal match on the way to advancing to the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League.

The Bulls will now face Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday evening (21:00 CEST). 

RB Leipzig started strong and dictated the game early on. Despite having 60% possession during much of the first half, RBL lacked composure in front of goal. With the exception of a header from Dayot Upamecano (45 + 3'), the Bulls failed to really threaten during the first 45. Atlético defended well and were also able to pose a threat up front, with Yannick Carrasco coming close to netting the opener in the 13th minute - only a quick save from Péter Gulácsi kept the score level. 

Leipzig saw their earlier efforts rewarded shortly after the break. Following a stellar pass from Konrad Laimer to Marcel Sabitzer, the Austrian was able to find Dani Olmo, who headed home the opener (50'). Atlético then made adjustments to their formation and went on the attack. João Félix was brought down in the box and won the penalty, which he then converted to bring things level once again (71').  

RB Leipzig continued to press in search of another goal. In the 88th minute, Tyler Adams' shot was deflected on its way in as we retook a late lead. Through the closing minutes and the nearly eight (!) minutes of added time, the Bulls held on to secure a spot in the semi-finals of the competition for the very first time. 

Simply unbelievable. 

What a win! What a performance! 

 

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Match stats

RB Leipzig x Gustavo Ribeiro

Match highlights: 

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Pre-match photo: Our #MissaoFinal is about to begin and we're ready for an unforgettable evening in Lisbon.
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4': Marcel Halstenberg comes close off a corner, but volleys it high and over the crossbar.
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8': We've started strong into the match; winning challenges, going after the ball and showing that we're here to win.
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10': Atlético defender Stefan Savic heads on target from a free-kick. Pete Gulacsi has to stretch to catch it.
13': Yannick Carrasco blasts a shot on target, but Gulácsi pulls off another world-class save. 
 
20': Madrid have upped the pressure, as Halste makes an important stop after a deep ball into the box.
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26': Halste goes on the attack, getting on the end of a cross from Nkunku, but is unable to fully connect.
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35': Halste and Savic bang heads in a nasty collision. Both are fine to carry on after receiving treatment.
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45': Dayot Upamecano connects with a corner into the box, but heads straight into the hands of Oblak just before the halftime whistle goes.
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51': Goal for RB Leipzig! Dani Olmo scores the opener after a wonderful chip from Marcel Sabitzer.
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70': Lukas Klostermann takes down João Felix with a clumsy challenge in the box. Felix steps up to take the penalty and equalises for Madrid.

80': Carrasco's shot takes a deflection and sails wide of goal. Madrid continue to look dangerous in attack. 

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88': There it is! Sabi plays in another great pass to Angelino...
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...who sends it into the box where Tyler Adams is lying in wait. He takes it first-time and it deflects off Savic and in!
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The dream continues: we're through to the semi-finals of the Champions League!
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