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RB Leipzig Reach UCL Semifinal Just 11 Years After They Were Formed; Atleti Out by ogbiwa: 7:17am On Aug 14, 2020
RB Leipzig overcame a typically cautious Atletico Madrid to reach their first Champions League semi-final just 11 years after their formation.

After a poor first half, Dani Olmo headed the German side ahead but Atleti substitute Joao Felix levelled the tie from the penalty spot after he had been fouled in the box.

Madrid, chasing a third final in the last six years, seemed content to take the one-legged tie in Lisbon to extra time and sat back for much of the game.

They were punished for their characteristically defensive approach as Tyler Adams' deflected strike two minutes from time sent Julian Nagelsmann's exciting side through to face Paris St-Germain.

No Werner, no problem
Leipzig came into the tie without the focal point of their attack after Timo Werner's £54m transfer to Chelsea earlier in the summer.

Werner scored 34 goals for the club this season while the starting XI in their first quarter-final at this level had mustered just 44 between them.

A lack of cutting edge was as evident as was expected, with Leipzig's enterprising approach play all-too-often leading to nothing.

The German side were the only team playing progressive football in a dull first period - and that sense of adventure included centre-back Dayot Upamecano frequently carrying the ball out from a back three and suggesting he is a defensive prospect out of the very top drawer.

Their deserved lead arrived early in the second half when Marcel Sabitzer's fine cross was met by Olmo's late surge from midfield and he flicked a header beyond the dive of Atleti's renowned keeper Jan Oblak.

If Leipzig's lack of threat was down to the absence of an individual, their opponents' issues were more systemic.

Former Chelsea striker Diego Costa was marooned up front and was bullied by young Frenchman Upamecano at times.

Just as in PSG's fightback on Wednesday night, though, the introduction of a £100m+ substitute made the difference.

Portugal playmaker Felix was excellent as soon as he entered the match and won a penalty with a driving run into the area then confidently converted the penalty.

However any sense of a change in momentum was stymied by Atleti boss Diego Simeone, who appeared content to play for extra time as he instructed his side - unbeaten in 18 games - to sit in.

But a brilliant pass from Sabitzer freed Angelino into space and after he found Adams, the United States midfielder's powerful shot flew in off the heels of Stefan Savic past a stranded Oblak.

Man of the match - Dayot Upamecano (RB Leipzig)

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/53730258

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Re: RB Leipzig Reach UCL Semifinal Just 11 Years After They Were Formed; Atleti Out by Cleanmindalways: 7:20am On Aug 14, 2020
This one legged knockout is to some people's advantage

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Re: RB Leipzig Reach UCL Semifinal Just 11 Years After They Were Formed; Atleti Out by Kriss216: 7:24am On Aug 14, 2020
While Manure formed in 80s is still struggling in Europa. Shame on them!


Go Leipzig!!

I'm getting a Leipzig jersey next season.

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Re: RB Leipzig Reach UCL Semifinal Just 11 Years After They Were Formed; Atleti Out by thesicilian: 7:29am On Aug 14, 2020
E shock you, right? The same athletico that beat Liverpool home and away.

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Re: RB Leipzig Reach UCL Semifinal Just 11 Years After They Were Formed; Atleti Out by Johnjanrt: 8:03am On Aug 14, 2020
The unexpected finally materialising. I was shocked by ATM's elimination.
While RB Leipzig is gradually turning in to a formidable force to be reckoned with even at its cradle. PSG go begin tighten their belt else them shock

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Re: RB Leipzig Reach UCL Semifinal Just 11 Years After They Were Formed; Atleti Out by paulolee(m): 8:24am On Aug 14, 2020
good for them and that's the main advantage of a one leg affair, its full of surprises..
i can bet my money dt they wouldn't av defeated athletico assuming its a two leg affair because the likes of barca, bayern and even liverpool couldn't better that simeone athletico layout
i pray the ucl continues with this one leg knockout pattern after the group stage next season because it would give the smaller teams chances to believe and dream of winning it..
big teams like madrid, bayern, barca, city, liverpool, and juve do dominate the knockout stages of ucl because they may flop on away ground but would always do the main work playing at home with is a fortress to the smaller teams..
but i know the top dogs would oppose the one leg tie because they wont generate more cash like before which is the main aim for football..

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Re: RB Leipzig Reach UCL Semifinal Just 11 Years After They Were Formed; Atleti Out by zealousayo(m): 8:34am On Aug 14, 2020
Nice.
Re: RB Leipzig Reach UCL Semifinal Just 11 Years After They Were Formed; Atleti Out by internationalman(m): 8:55am On Aug 14, 2020
This Covid 19 year things are unprecedentedly happening..

One of the clubs who have not won it before will will win it.

PSG, Man City or RB Leipzig

And one of the players who have not won FIFA the best player will win it..

The other Earthly GOAT is no longer in the running..

Allien GOAT(Messi) still has a chance of winning it if Barca win the Champions League...

Or did they also cancel FIFA the best player award as well?

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Re: RB Leipzig Reach UCL Semifinal Just 11 Years After They Were Formed; Atleti Out by cassyrooy(m): 9:03am On Aug 14, 2020
Any team that wins this season’s UCL needs something extraordinary in their next 2 games, and it would be deserving as well.

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Re: RB Leipzig Reach UCL Semifinal Just 11 Years After They Were Formed; Atleti Out by vandp: 9:12am On Aug 14, 2020
They've really been playing nice football. Meanwhile, people shouldn't write-off Lyon because I see them winning Man City in the match.

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Re: RB Leipzig Reach UCL Semifinal Just 11 Years After They Were Formed; Atleti Out by DrKlever(m): 9:19am On Aug 14, 2020
vandp:
They've really been playing nice football. Meanwhile, people shouldn't write-off Lyon because I see them winning Man City in the semi-final.
Winners Chapel ni grin

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Re: RB Leipzig Reach UCL Semifinal Just 11 Years After They Were Formed; Atleti Out by kenzysmith(m): 10:14am On Aug 14, 2020
this bastards spoil my ticket That atletlico coach is worse than jose very negative fool defending against liezig which is d underdog if i know i for do cash out o

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Re: RB Leipzig Reach UCL Semifinal Just 11 Years After They Were Formed; Atleti Out by tfash96(m): 11:03am On Aug 14, 2020
internationalman:
This Covid 19 year things are unprecedentedly happening..

One of the clubs who have not won it before will will win it.

PSG, Man City or RB Leipzig

And one of the players who have not won FIFA the best player will win it..

The other Earthly GOAT is no longer in the running..

Allien GOAT(Messi) still has a chance of winning it if Barca win the Champions League...

Or did they also cancel FIFA the best player award as well?
It is FIFA THE BEST they 1st cancelled before proceeding to BALLON D'OR

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Re: RB Leipzig Reach UCL Semifinal Just 11 Years After They Were Formed; Atleti Out by tfash96(m): 11:06am On Aug 14, 2020
DrKlever:
Winners Chapel ni grin
Guy this is football not mathematics.. Man City ain't better than last season even when they were better than last season common Tottenham eliminated them so what's special about this season's Man City.. The same team that got raped countless times @ Etihad this season

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Re: RB Leipzig Reach UCL Semifinal Just 11 Years After They Were Formed; Atleti Out by vickydevoka(m): 11:10am On Aug 14, 2020
kenzysmith:
this bastards spoil my ticket That atletlico coach is worse than jose very negative fool defending against liezig which is d underdog if i know i for do cash out o
I tire o
Re: RB Leipzig Reach UCL Semifinal Just 11 Years After They Were Formed; Atleti Out by lyriclekidd(m): 12:43pm On Aug 14, 2020
Okay

Re: RB Leipzig Reach UCL Semifinal Just 11 Years After They Were Formed; Atleti Out by ramark04: 12:45pm On Aug 14, 2020
wow, that's the reward of good management that knows what they want. well I just wish them to lift the cup.
Re: RB Leipzig Reach UCL Semifinal Just 11 Years After They Were Formed; Atleti Out by NewDelhi(m): 12:45pm On Aug 14, 2020
My only concern is that man City must not win that thing.

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Re: RB Leipzig Reach UCL Semifinal Just 11 Years After They Were Formed; Atleti Out by jericco1(m): 12:45pm On Aug 14, 2020
The thing shock me sha
Re: RB Leipzig Reach UCL Semifinal Just 11 Years After They Were Formed; Atleti Out by Kingluqman(m): 12:45pm On Aug 14, 2020
Football is crazy grin

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Re: RB Leipzig Reach UCL Semifinal Just 11 Years After They Were Formed; Atleti Out by Sunnycliff(m): 12:45pm On Aug 14, 2020
What a great milestone
Re: RB Leipzig Reach UCL Semifinal Just 11 Years After They Were Formed; Atleti Out by CARLOSZ: 12:46pm On Aug 14, 2020

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Re: RB Leipzig Reach UCL Semifinal Just 11 Years After They Were Formed; Atleti Out by kalax9: 12:46pm On Aug 14, 2020
logon599:
Wow an 11 year old club? Imagine if they now went on to win it. shocked
Infact I'm now backing them for this season's UCL trophy. My money is on Leipzig.
I think some clubs need to go take a lesson from them on how to run a football club with minimal resources and still get results
Re: RB Leipzig Reach UCL Semifinal Just 11 Years After They Were Formed; Atleti Out by AroleOduduwa2: 12:46pm On Aug 14, 2020
The better team won, Athletico are anti football, they defend and defend and then hope to cheat their way to score and then defend again.

At the end of the day, football won.

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