PSG Reach First Ever Champions League Final After Beating Leipzig
Paris Saint-Germain are through to the final of the Champions League for the first time after goals by Marquinhos, Angel Di Maria and Juan Bernat saw them ease to a 3-0 win over RB Leipzig in a one-sided semifinal in Lisbon on Tuesday.
It was 2-0 at half-time, with the first two goals set up by Neymar, the Brazilian again outstanding at the Estadio da Luz, just as he had been in last week’s quarterfinal against Atalanta.
Bernat’s goal came in the 55th minute and snuffed out any hopes Leipzig had of a comeback. Leipzig felt Bernat’s goal was an offside but VAR ruled it was legitimate as the prone Nordi Mukiele, who had slipped in the build-up, was playing the scorer onside.
Leipzig could not handle Neymar or any of the other outstanding performers in the PSG side, who no longer appear overcome by the sense of occasion that surrounds a Champions League knockout tie.
PSG will find out who they face in Sunday’s final when five-time winners Bayern Munich play Lyon in the other semi-final on Wednesday.