Paris Saint Germain has for the first time in the club’s history qualified for the Champions League final, thanks to a dominant display against German side Red Bull Leipzig in Lisbon, Portugal.
Three goals and a dominant display from Angel Di Maria, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe ensured that the French treble winners outsclassed a young Leipzig side which has exceeded expectations to reach thus far in the Europe’s most converted club competition.
Marquinhos was a first player in the 13th minute of the first half to be on a score sheet when, with a looping header, gave PSG an early lead before Angel Di Maria, on 42 minutes of the same first half and Juan Bernat on 54 minutes in the second half, tied up everything for PSG to win the match with three goals to nill.
Julian Nagelsman, RB Leipzig coach has admitted PSG were a better team during the majority of the game and that they would use the positives from this year’s Champions League campaign to come out firing again next season.
“In the end, its a deserved final qualification for PSG”, Nagelsmann told BT Sport.
“In the first 10-12 minutes we played well. PSG has so much quality and at the end they were the better team, but football is sometimes like that.
“We had to decide before the game if we wanted to attack early. In the first 10 minutes we had three or four good moments and made two or three big mistakes.When we conceded the second goal, the belief of our players drained. At the end it was a question of character and we did well in the second half”, he explained.
PSG beat Atalanta in the quarter finals to book their place in yesterday’s semis while RB Leipzig saw out Atletico Madrid. They now awaits tonight’s result between Lyon and Bayern Munich to know who they will play against in the final.