CHAMPIONS LEAGUE – Thomas Tuchel and Paris Saint-Germain had a lot to take away from the performance of RB Leipzig, who will be their opponents in the semi-finals after eliminating Atlético Madrid. His game, his evolution, his faults: here is everything the champion of France must have in mind before the shock, next Tuesday.
Since Lyon, Leipzig has changed a lot
We are sure not to be mistaken in talking about a team which discovered the Bundesliga only four years ago: Leipzig is evolving quickly. Since last December and the German club’s visit to Lyon (2-2), Julian Nagelsmann’s team has progressed. Faced with very experienced Colchoneros who had a lot to scare them, the Lipsiens showed confidence, control and commitment. This is the paw of the young German coach, heir to Jürgen Klopp and follower of gegenpressing. It is also the logical continuation: many very inexperienced players in C1 have enormously grown in maturity in recent months.
Leipzig continues on its way and joins PSG
A confrontation similar to that of Atalanta?
An offensive, ambitious, enjoyable game… Do you have a feeling of déjà vu? The philosophy developed by Leipzig is actually reminiscent of that of Atalanta, which Paris Saint-Germain eliminated Wednesday night (2-1). With a few nuances: the Rasenballsport is able to go much faster forward, and the intensity it injects in counter-pressing is probably even higher. This is also a quality that Paris Saint-Germain has often struggled to stifle, including against the Dea.