PSG Watlz Past RB Leipzig To UCL Final

French Ligue 1 Champions, PSG could barely keep their emotions in check as a seamless and very deserved victory against Germany side RP Leipzig  saw them cruise into their first ever UEFA Champions League final in all of the clubs 50 years of existence. 

PSG wasted no time in Tuesday’s semi-final clash, finding the back of the net 13 minutes into the game via a Marquinhos header after creating and missing several early chances.

Argentine playermaker, Angel Di Maria made it two just before the half time mark. 

Juan Bernat sealed it for the French side in the second half with a header that Leipzig felt was offside, but after a very brief review, was confirmed to be a legitimate goal and therefore stood. 

RB Leipzig, champions league debutants and one of the competitions biggest underdogs who saw off an experienced Spanish side Atletico Madrid in the quarter finals with a late goal to set up a Semi-finals fixture against PSG, failed to reciprocate what they pulled off against Atletico and paid dearly for their lack of energy and ideas on how to contain the swift and smooth PSG side. 

But, for an 11 year old club having their first UEFA Champions League experience, they’ve had a rather impressive and admirable campaign leading up to the Semi-finals and their head coach, Julian Nagelsmann was quick to acknowledge both his sides lapses and the pride in what they’ve achieved so far

“PSG were simply the better team – we have to accept that. However we’re very proud to have reached the semi-finals, even if the frustration is the overriding feeling at the moment “- Julian Nagelsmann. 

Take a gracious bow, Leipzig. You have the love of the fans. 

PSG who have now scored in 34 consecutive matches in major UEFA competitions, the longest run for any team (Level with Real Madrid between 2011-2014 in the Champions League) will be waiting to take on the winner of the second semi-final fixture between Germany champions, Bayern Munich and fellow Ligue 1 side Lyon in the finals. 

Lyon made it to the Semi-finals after a shocking triumph over Manchester City, but do they stand a chance against the brutal, free scoring Bundesliga champs when they square up today? 

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