Before the stoppage due to the coronavirus, the Athletic of Madrid very cruelly eliminated the Liverpool in a tie in which the set of Jürgen Klopp was infinitely superior to that of Diego Pablo Simeone. In that meeting, the rojiblancos appealed to the heroic to overcome the current champion of the Champions League, but in Lisbon against him Leipzig things were very different, since it was the Germans who prevailed as a single party.
In general terms, the German team was far superior to Atlético de Madrid, since they dominated during the first half and part of the second. However, when the ‘colchoneros’ had imposed their rhythm and had tied the initial goal of Dani Olmo with a penalty target of Joao Felix, came the final lash of Leipzig with a goal that Tyler Adams rebounding in the 87th minute.
From the outset, Leipzig gave an important lesson on how to control the game by taking the ball played from behind and shaking off the rocky network of Atlético de Madrid. Was missing Timo Werner, the goalscorer of the German team who signed for him Chelsea and he was disqualified for the Champions League, but even so the owner of the game was clearly Leipzig.
But the goal did not come until minute 51 of the second half. It was after a formidable collective play by the German team, who played and played until they found a crack in Atlético’s defense. It was on the right wing, from which Marcel Sabitzer He enabled Dani Olmo with a mid-height center so that he could finish with his head at the bottom of the tights. A bit that made react to Diego Pablo Simeone, that put Joao Felix in the countryside.
The young Portuguese changed the game thanks to his vision of the game and his personal moves. In one of them, he forced the penalty and executed it himself to put the tie in the 71st minute. However, when the best was Atlético de Madrid, came the blow of a Leipzig that seemed dead but was not. In minute 87, Angeliño put a ball in front of Adams and the American’s shot was deflected by Stefan Savic to sneak into the rojiblanca goal and define the tie.
Leipzig will face PSG
This Wednesday, Paris Saint-Germain also managed to qualify for the semi-finals with goals in the last moments to eliminate Atalanta. The French team will be the one who will face Leipzig in search of a ticket to the final of this atypical final of the Champions League. The other semifinal will come out of the matches between FC Barcelona against him Bayern Munich and the Lyon olympic against Juventus of Turin.