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MATCH REPORT |
RB Leipzig has advanced to the 2019-20 UEFA Champions League semifinals and the team will take on Paris Saint-Germain, which beat Atalanta 2-1 yesterday, in the last-four stage on August 18 (Tuesday) at the same stadium in Lisbon.
AND IT'S FULL-TIME!!!! RB LEIPZIG 2 - 1 ATLETICO MADRID!!!!!
90+5' CHANCE FOR ATLETI!! Renan Lodi launches a powerful cross from the corner into the box, but the ball is intercepted by the defender. BOOKED!!! Jose Maria Gimenez receives a yellow card during an Atletico Madrid counter-attack.
90' FIVE MINUTES OF STOPPAGE TIME TO BE ADDED ON AT THE END OF THE SECOND HALF!!! Leipzig's Marcel Sabitzer requires medical treatment, so the referee stops play and signals for the physio to come onto the pitch.
88' GOALLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!! RB LEIPZIG 2 - 1 ATLETICO MADRID!!!!! TYLER ADAMS SCORES!!!!!!!!!!! Another super-sub moment in this game. Manchester City loanee Angelino with the all-important assist here. Adams received the ball just outside the box and went for a shot on target. The ball was deflected off Stefan Savic and Jan Oblak had no chance as the ball went past him into goal.
85' YELLOW CARD!! RB Leipzig player Amadou Haidara is awarded a yellow card for his tackle. He doesn't seem to agree with the decision, but the referee ignores the protests.
82' BOOKED!! The tackle by Kevin Kampl was quite harsh and the referee didn't hesitate to show him a yellow card. DOUBLE CHANGE BY LEIPZIG!!! Patrik Schick has come on for Dani Olmo and Amadou Haidara replaces Christopher Nkunku.
77' SUBSTITUTIONS!!! Both the managers are making attacking changes at pretty much the same time. RB Leipzig boss Julian Nagelsmann brings in Tyler Adams to replace Konrad Laimer in the middle, while Simeone deploys Alvaro Morata in place of Diego Costa.
71' GOOOOAAAAAALLLLLLL!!!!!!!!! ATLETICO MADRID 1 - 1 RB LEIPZIG!!! JOAO FELIX SCORES!!!!! Felix earns the spot-kick and he converts it. The goalkeeper had dived in the correct direction but there was too much power on the ball, which was directed to the right of the keeper.
70' PENALTY FOR ATLETICO MADRID!!! Super-sub Joao Felix has made an instant impact. YELLOW CARD!! RB Leipzig defender Lukas Klostermann made a very clumsy tackle there and deservedly went into the referee's book.
66' CHANCE FOR ATLETICO MADRID! The ball is whipped in from the corner by Renan Lodi, but one of the defenders gets it clear. The rebound falls to Yannick Carrasco slaloms his way past challenges, but a RB Leipzig player does well to get the ball away.
62' RB Leipzig's goal scorer Dani Olmo tries to find the head of a teammate in the box but overhits the cross. However, Leipzig regains possession after a while. YELLOW CARD!!! Renan Lodi is booked by the referee for a silly tackle.
58' SUBSTITUTION!!! Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone has decided to introduce fresh legs, with Joao Felix replacing Hector Herrera in the middle.
55' CHANCE!! Marcos Llorente looks to break free, but his touch lets him down and he loses the ball. COUNTER-ATTACK!!!! A few moments later, Dani Olmo gives away the ball and makes a rough challenge in an attempt to regain possession.
50' GOAAALLLLLLL!!!!! RB LEIPZIG 1 - 0 ATLETICO MADRID!!! DANI OLMO SCORES!!!!!! This was a brilliant team move from the Leipzig players and terrible defending from the Atletico players. It was a Marcel Sabitzer cross from the right flank which did the trick in the end as Olmo smashed the ball across Oblak with a powerful header.
47' FOUL!!! Marcos Llorente of Atletico Madrid makes a rough challenge on an opposition player. FREE-KICK FOR RB LEIPZIG!! The resulting set-piece is cleared away with ease by the Atleti defence.
THE SECOND HALF BEGINS!
Forty-five minutes to go. Stay tuned!
AND IT'S HALF-TIME!!!
45+3' CORNER FOR RB LEIPZIG! Nkunku will take it as usual. Dayot Upamecano peeled away from his marker and got on the end of the ball, but he sends his header straight at Jan Oblak. FREE-KICK FOR ATLETICO MADRID!! Lukas Klostermann makes an overly-aggressive challenge to concede a set-piece.
45' FOUR MINUTES OF STOPPAGE TIME TO BE ADDED ON AT THE END OF THE FIRST HALF!!! Both teams have struggled to create clear cut chances so far. RB Leipzig holds a slight advantage when it comes to the possession stats.
42' CHANCE FOR RB LEIPZIG!!! Konrad Laimer delivers a promising cross into the box, but it's cleared. CORNER! Christopher Nkunku takes a short corner and after a few passes the ball comes back to him. OFFSIDE!! However, the Leipzig star is marginally offside as the linesman raises his flag.
38' Both Savic and Halstenberg are able to continue in the middle. No substitutions needed. CORNER FOR ATLETICO MADRID!!! Marcos Llorente was racing towards goal but Dayot Upamecano gets back well to make a challenge. Yannick Carrasco swings in the ball, but it's comfortably cleared away.
35' INJURIES!!! This was a nasty collision of heads between Atletico Madrid's Stefan Savic and Marcel Halstenberg of RB Leipzig. Both of them were only watching the ball as they went in for the header. The medical from either team are rushing into the pitch.
31' Yannick Carrasco goes on a solo run, but he fails to create a chance as an opposition player blocks him. The ball has crossed the sideline. THROW-IN FOR ATLETI! Saul makes a reckless foul to give away the possession to RB Leipzig.
27' WHAT A CHANCE! Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul drives to the edge of the box after picking up a rebound, but his shot is tame and bends well wide of the left post. CROSS! At the other end, RB Leipzig full-back Angelino sends a dangerous cross into the box, but Jan Oblak comes off his line to gather the ball.
22' GREAT DEFENDING! Christopher Nkunku tries to find Angelino inside the box, but the pass is cut out by the Atleti backline. FOUL! Moments later, RB Leipzig Yussuf Poulsen commits a silly foul and concedes a free-kick at a decent distance to goal.
18' Kevin Kampl commits a rough challenge and the referee blows his whistle for a foul. SET-PIECE FOR ATLETICO! Yannick Carrasco dinks a cross into the box from the free-kick. However, the opposition defence thwarts the attack, preventing anyone from finding the back of the net.
13' Yannick Carrasco receives a precise pass in the box and takes the shot early. The ball heads inside the left post, but Peter Gulacsi shows off his skills and makes a brilliant save to deny him. CORNER FOR ATLETI! Lodi sends in a poor ball.
8' Marcel Sabitzer jumps into a tackle and Szymon Marciniak blows his whistle for a foul. FREE-KICK FOR ATLETICO MADRID!!! Renan Lodi takes the set-piece and sends the ball into the penalty area, but the opposition's defence is alert and clears the danger.
4' CORNER FOR RB LEIPZIG!!! Christopher Nkunku takes the corner but fails to find any of his teammates. The rebound off an opposition defender falls to Marcel Halstenberg, who latches onto the ball inside the penalty box and takes a first-time effort that goes a couple of yards over the crossbar.
AND THE MATCH IS UNDERWAY!
THE PLAYERS ARE OUT!
The team line-ups are out!
ATLETICO MADRID XI: Oblak (G), Trippier, Savic, Gimenez, Renan Lodi, Koke (C), Herrera, Saul, Carrasco, Costa, Llorente.
COACH: Diego Simeone.
RB LEIPZIG XI: Gulasci (G), Angelino, Klostermann, Upamecano, Halstenberg, Sabitzer, Kampl, Laimer, Olmo, Poulsen (C), Nkunku.
COACH: Julian Nagelsmann.
Atletico Madrid had dumped out defending champion Liverpool in the previous round of the UEFA Champions League in March and it should secure a semifinal spot with victory over RB Leipzig at the Estadio Jose Alvalade in Lisbon on Thursday.
RB Leipzig has enjoyed a decent 2019-20 campaign thus far, qualifying for the Champions League yet again with a third place finish in the Bundesliga.
As far as their performance in Europe goes, it has been very consistent, losing just 1 of its 8 games so far while not letting in any goal in the knockout stages till date, having beaten Tottenham 4-0 on aggregate in the Round of 16.
Meanwhile, Atletico Madrid is unbeaten in all competitions since February 1 and is clear favourite to advance against a team making its debut in the knockout stages of Europe's premier club competition.
Diego Simeone is now a manager of considerable top level experience, having won nearly everything in his eight seasons with Atleti. However, the Champions League is the one prize that has eluded him after suffering two defeats in the final to Real Madrid in 2014 and 2016.
Famed for its miserly defence, Atlético should have little trouble stifling an RB Leipzig side which has lost Timo Werner to Chelsea and Marcel Sabitzer to injury. Emil Forsberg is expected to start from the bench as well.
On the other hand, Atletico's Angel Correa and Sime Vrsaljko have not travelled to Lisbon whilst midfielder Thomas Partey suffered a muscle injury in the final La Liga game of the season and is doubtful.
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