RB Leipzig failed in the semi-finals of the Champions League against a clearly superior Paris Saint-Germain. Paris is now in the final for the first time. On Sunday in Lisbon, Bavaria Munich or Olympique Lyon will be the opponent.
The 3-0 (2-0) on Tuesday (18.08.2020) puts Paris Saint-Germain in the final of the Champions League for the first time, but Leipzig has to bury the dream of participating in the biggest game of European club football. The difference was too clear.
“The opponent was significantly stronger than us today,” said Leipzig’s coach Julian Nagelsmann. “Being in the semi-finals is a great achievement that we will be proud of by far. But now frustration prevails.”
Paris in the final against Lyon or Bavaria
The final is scheduled for Sunday evening at 9 p.m. at the Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica. Opponent to Paris will be the winner of the second semi-final between Olympique Lyon and Bayern Munich, this game will take place on Wednesday evening (9pm).
For RB Leipzig, the focus is on the new season: in mid-September we will continue with a home game against Mainz 05 in the Bundesliga, and the DFB Cup will also see the first FC Nuremberg play. “The season will be very strenuous and very long. But I am not afraid when I see our achievements,” said Nagelsmann.Out of the dream of the final: RB Leipzig missed the final of Lisbon. Clever Parisians defeated coach Julian Nagelsmann 0-3.
Marquinhos (13th), Angel Di Maria (42nd) and ex-Bavarian player Juan Bernat (56th) brought the Parisian starry ensemble to the Siegerstraße and ensured clear conditions at an early stage. With PSG, coach Thomas Tuchel celebrated his first entry into the Champions League final. For him, it is also the first finals in the royal class. On Sunday, the Parisians meet either Olympique Lyon or FC Bayern Munich.