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Missão Final comes to an end against PSG - 3-0 defeat in UCL semi-finals

Die Roten Bullen fall to defeat against tough opponent | Marquinhos (13') and Di María (42') score before break | Bernat scores the only goal of second half

Missão Final has come to an end. RB Leipzig missed out on the chance to reach the UEFA Champions League final after losing 3-0 to Paris Saint-Germain in the semi-finals on Tuesday night.

PSG were the stronger side from the first whistle and almost took the lead in the sixth minute, but Neymar was denied by the post. Shortly after, Marquinhos put PSG ahead after heading a free-kick home from short distance (13'). Yussuf Poulsen almost levelled the scores with a first-time shot in the 25th minute. However, PSG remained in control of the game and Neymar saw another effort hit the post (35'), before cleverly setting up Ángel Di María who doubled his team's lead before half-time (42').

Emil Forsberg and Patrik Schick were introduced at half time to try and reduce the deficit. However, Juan Bernat was able to capitalise on an error and increased the lead to 3-0 (56'). The team never gave up and continued to fight to the end, but were unable to get on the scoresheet.
 
Congratulations to Paris Saint-Germain on a deserved victory!
 
Howver, we can be incredibly proud of what we've achieved: winning our Champions League group ahead of Lyon, Benfica and Zenit St. Petersburg in only our second ever campaign, and going on to defeat Tottenham and Atletico in the knockout rounds. It was a fantastic journey which will start once again in October.

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Match highlights:

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3rd minute: Dani Olmo with the first RBL drive through the centre. He picks out Christopher Nkunku, but the Frenchman's shot it blocked away.
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6th minute: Kylian Mbappe puts Neymar in one-on-one with Péter Gulácsi. His shot is out of the goalkeeper's reach, but the ball ricochets off the post. Let-off for RBL!
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9th minute: Marcel Sabitzer has a go from long range, but he doesn't get enough behind it and it's comfortable enough save for Sergio Rico.
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13th minute: The opener for PSG. Marquinhos rises highest from Angel di Maria's free-kick and it's an easy header past the helpless Gulácsi.

17th minute: PSG piling on pressure now. Ander Herrera's through ball to Mbappe forces Gulácsi to rush off his line and the big Hungarian does brilliantly to keep the World Cup winner at bay.

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25th minute: A great run down the right by Konrad Laimer and his ball into the centre finds Yussuf Poulsen, who hits a first-shot just wide of the target. Sergio Rico wasn't getting there
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35th minute: Neymar is in the mood tonight. Everyone is expecting a wide free-kick to be crossed into the box, but the Brazilian curls the ball straight at the target and only the post saves RBL.
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42nd minute: Paris score another shortly before the break. Gulácsi's loose pass out the back is quickly delivered back into the penalty area, where Neymar flicks it down for Angel di Maria to convert,

44th minute: Almost 3-0 at half time. Mbappe's cross finds Neymar and his effort isn't far wide of the target.

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53rd minute: Substitute Emil Forsberg has a go from a good 30 yards. It flies over the top, but it's a sign of life at least from Die Roten Bullen.
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56th minute: A third PSG goal. Di Maria is involved again, crossing to an unmarked Juan Bernat, whose header just about beats Gulácsi.
61st minute: Another long-range effort from RBL, but again it's light work for Rico to save from Sabitzer. Our number 7 has another go moments later, but this one is always rising.
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70th minute: PSG have understandably taken their foot off the gas, but they're still getting openings on the counter. Neymar's diving header has Gulácsi beaten, but the ball slips just wide of the goal.
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72nd minute: Mbappe bears down on our number 1 yet again, but Péte Gulácsi pulls two fine saves to limit the damage.
75th minute: Much better from Die Roten Bullen, who patiently knock the ball around in the final third. Eventually Angelino has a pop, but his powerful strike is punched away by the PSG goalkeeper.

 

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90th minute: It was a dominant display from Paris Saint-Germain, particularly in the first half, and they deservedly win 3-0. Congratulations to Thomas Tuchel's side on reaching the Champions League final!

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