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US youngster Tyler Adams helps fire RB Leipzig into the Champions League semifinals


The 21-year-old’s deflected shot in the 88th minute was sufficient to reestablish the German membership’s lead after João Felix’s penalty had canceled out Dani Olmo’s opener.

RB Leipzig, in its present kind, was based simply 11 years in the past after Red Bull’s billionaire founder took over German fifth division aspect SSV Markranstadt and the staff has been climbing the footballing ladder ever since.

It now has the probability so as to add one other chapter to its unimaginable story when it faces PSG in the semifinals on Tuesday — after the French champion staged a shocking late comeback to defeat Atalanta 2-1 on Wednesday.

“Great emotions for the club and our team. As a manager you have to look forward,” RB Leipzig’s 33-year-old coach Julian Nagelsmann informed BT Sport after the match.

“We have to prepare for the next game. There’s not a lot of time to celebrate but maybe we will have a beer in the hotel then we focus on PSG.

“The membership (RB Leipzig) develops very quick since. We reached the Bundesliga and certified for the Champions League thrice. We’re nonetheless in the Champions League. The progress is quicker than regular.”

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History made

Atletico Madrid may have been slight favorites going into the game against its German opponent, but the Spanish outfit failed to impress.

It may have played without forward Angel Correa and defender Sime Vrsaljkowho, who both tested positive for the coronavirus, but had enough experience on the pitch to put in a better performance.

The second-half introduction of Felix had appeared to give Atletico fresh impetus, but the 20-year-old’s converted penalty stood for nothing in the end.

With the match seemingly destined for extra-time, Adams’ speculative late shot took a wicked deflection off Stefan Savic to end the tie in 90 minutes — sending RB Leipzig into its first Champions League semifinal.

Adams, who has 10 appearances for the US national team, moved to Leipzig from New York Red Bulls in January 2019. He becomes the first American to score in the Champions League quarterfinal with what was his first goal for the club.

“Now it is about recovering in the proper method, getting ourselves proper mentally and dealing on the recreation plan,” Adams told BT Sport after the game.

“We’re assured in ourselves, you noticed that as we speak.”

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