Source: Lisbon – dpa
Leipzig taught Spanish rival Atletico Madrid a harsh lesson and threw him out of the Champions League football championship by beating him 2-1 on Thursday in the quarter-finals of the tournament to reserve Leipzig his position in the tournament’s golden square, contrary to many expectations that preceded the confrontation.
The first half of the match ended in a goalless draw, despite Leipzig’s control over the course of the game in this half.
In the second half, Leipzig translated its advantage into the lead goal by signing Danny Olmo in the 50th minute, then Atletico swung in and scored the equalizing goal with a penalty kick that was hit by the young Portuguese substitute, Joao Felix, in the 71st minute.
In the 88th minute, while the match appeared to be on its way to extra time, Leipzig snatched the victory with a goal by American substitute Tyler Adams.
Leipzig will meet in the semi-finals the French team Paris Saint-Germain, who beat Italy’s Atalanta 2-1 on Wednesday in the first quarter-final match.