The Parisians have crushed Leipzig 3-0 and are just one game away from winning their first Champions League.
Already in the memories, the European epic of PSG has not finished writing its legend: the Parisian club qualified for the first Champions League final in its history, after its victory against Leipzig (3-0 ) Tuesday in Lisbon, with the legitimate ambition to go to the end.
Even behind closed doors, without the direct support of its supporters and in an unprecedented format, the performance will remain unforgettable. With this success, PSG becomes the fifth French club to reach the final of the most prestigious European Cup after Reims (1956, 1959), Saint-Etienne (1976), Marseille (1991, 1993) and Monaco (2004) .
– Benjamin Quarez (@B_Quarez) August 18, 2020
While waiting perhaps for a sixth with Lyon, opposed to Bayern Munich on Wednesday (9:00 pm), in the second round of the France-Germany club version match which punctuates the end of the “Final 8”.
In a match mastered from start to finish against the novice Leipzig, a club created ex nihilo in 2009 by the multinational Red Bull to shake up the aristocracy of continental football, Paris showed that the experience was priceless at this level. time to celebrate its fiftieth anniversary.
After having lived nearly a decade of disappointments in C1 since the arrival of the Qatari owners in 2011, from the glass ceiling of the quarters (2013-2016) to the curse of the “remoradas” since the nightmare of Barcelona in 2017, the happy days have finally come for the QSI version of the PSG.
As if the recruitment of several popular coaches, like Thomas Tuchel in 2018, and the purchase of two of the best players in the world for more than 400 M EUR in 2017, just needed a little more time than expected to become profitable.
– Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_inside) August 18, 2020
From the Neymar-Mbappé tandem, untenable for the opposing defenders, to Marquinhos, author of the opening scoring (13th), not to mention the iron defense embodied by the pair Thiago Silva-Kimpembe, the assets to claim the supreme coronation next Sunday are many.
Neymar, follow the guide
Better, in the absence of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, winners of nine of the last fifteen editions with their respective clubs, but also of Real Madrid, AC Milan, or Liverpool, the opportunity for the “new world To take power has finally come.
Neymar, who dreams of starting at 28 his reign as the new best player on the planet, was not mistaken by making a sublime game … even without having managed to score.
24 – Neymar has delivered 24 assists in the Champions League since his first game in September 2013 – at least 4 more than any other player in the competition over this period (Cristiano Ronaldo – 20). Generous. pic.twitter.com/rLcJNfP4Mk
– Optajean (@OptaJean) August 18, 2020
Just like his start against Atalanta Bergamo, the Brazilian number 10 nevertheless had a golden opportunity to open the scoring from the start! Despite Mbappé’s impeccable service in the back of the defense, he saw his point crashing into the post (6th).
With the returns in the starting lineup of the French prodigy and Angel Di Maria, suspended against Bergamo, Parisian coach Thomas Tuchel was finally able to articulate his attack around the Brazilian playing master.
Determined to drive his opponents mad with his elusive dribbles, despite the angry cries of the opposing bench at each muscular defensive intervention, Neymar managed to obtain an incalculable number of faults.
It was on a free kick that he caused that Angel Di Maria delivered a perfect cross for Marquinhos, author of an unstoppable header to open the scoring (1-0, 13th).
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Tuchel tames his former student
Unable to find the solution against the Parisian pressing, Leipzig has increased the loss of balls in his camp. Without an attentive Gulasci (16th) or even saved by his post (36th), the bill could have been steep after a little over half an hour of play.
As if coach Julian Nagelsmann (33) had been unable to respond to the tactical challenge of his former master Thomas Tuchel, the man who pushed him to become a coach at the age of 20.
Poulsen’s jump, very close to equalizing after a counter initiated by Laimer following a loss of the ball from Mbappé (26th), was only the prelude of a one-sided Parisian festival.
Di Maria, perfectly served in the area by an acrobatic heel from Neymar, came to penalize Gulasci’s relaunch error just before half-time (2-0, 42nd).
– VOD X Match Sheet (@X Sheet) August 18, 2020
The 3-0 goal could have taken place in stride if “Ney” had better framed his shot after the retreating center of Mbappé (45th). It will be the work of Juan Bernat, forgotten by the defense, upon returning from the locker room (3-0, 56th).
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“And one and two and three zeros”, the tune is already known. It only remains to materialize in the final to mark the history of French football again.
The fireworks around the Parc des Princes! 3-0 for PSG!
– the L’Équipe channel (@lachainelequipe) August 18, 2020