13 August 2020 22:51
A late strike from American midfielder Tyler Adams sent RB Leipzig into the semi-finals of the Champions League and broke Atletico Madrid hearts in Lisbon on Thursday night. Adams struck a low drive from outside the box with two minutes remaining and saw his fierce effort deflect off defender Stefan Savic and wrong-foot Jan Oblak on its way into the corner. The Bundesliga side had the better of an even first half and Marcel Halstenberg missed perhaps the best chance of the opening 45 minutes as he volleyed over with his left foot following a corner. Atletico struggled to get out of their own half initially, but Diego Simeone's side could have had a penalty after Saul had his heel clipped in the area inside 15 minutes. The scores were level at the break, but Spanish international Dani Olmo glanced a header past Oblak early in the second period to hand Leipzig a precious lead.
Simeone sent on Joao Felix after that and his side improved immediately with the Portuguese's pace offering them an outlet. The club's record signing won a penalty after 70 minutes after he was brought down by Lukas Klostermann and stepped up to convert it himself, but Leipzig's late goal was enough for them to win it despite a frantic finale and the German set up a mouth-watering meeting with Paris Saint-Germain in the last four. Relive the action as it happened with Standard Sport! Live Updates FULL TIME FULL TIME | RB Leipzig 2-1 Atletico Madrid 90 mins + 8: Morata penalised for a foul in a frantic finale as Atleti throw everything at it... 90 mins + 3: Chaos in the Leipzig area, Oblak up for a corner, but can't get a header away... Advertisement 90 mins + 1: Into five minutes of added time... GOAL 89 mins: Substitute Tyler Adams hits a low drive from just outside the box which deflects off Savic and fools Oblak on its way in. Heartbreak for Atleti, joy for Leipzig! GOAL! GOAL | RB Leipzig 2-1 Atletico Madrid | Tyler Adams 88' Advertisement 85 mins: Atletico with some momentum now, but Leipzig still very much in it and win the ball back here... SUBS 83 mins: Double change for Leipzig as Kunku and Olmo are replaced by Amadou Haidara and Patrik Schick. Earlier, Alvaro Morata had come on for Diego Costa... YELLOW CARD 82 mins: Leipzig's Kevin Kampl is booked... Advertisement 81 mins: Corner is partially cleared, but Atleti win it back. Llorente is then caught offside after he looks to link up with Trippier... 80 mins: Carrasco cuts in and hits a deflected shot which flies just wide from the edge of the box... 77 mins: Atletico forced back again in the last couple of minutes, but Simeone's side are standing firm outside their area as well... Advertisement 75 mins: Just 15 minutes left of normal time in Lisbon now and it's all square. Atletico with more possession since Joao Felix came on and they have a certain momentum now, but Leipzig are still playing well... 73 mins: Christopher Nkunku tries a chipped effort from outside the box, but it's off target... GOAL 72 mins: Joao Felix hits a shot at medium height and just inside the goalkeeper's left-hand post. Gulacsi guesses correctly, but can't quite get there. Back level in Lisbon! Advertisement GOAL! GOAL | RB Leipzig 1-1 Atletico Madrid | Joao Felix 71' YELLOW CARD 70 mins. Penalty to Atletico as Klostermann brings down Joao Felix. Yellow card for the Leipzig defender as well... 68 mins: Joao Felix beats his man on the left and slides a low ball through to Carrasco, but the Belgian can't find a way past Upamecano and the ball is out for a goal kick after touching him last... Advertisement 67 mins: Atleti break up a Leipzig attack, but give it away again straight away. Poulsen's shot is way off target, though, and the Rojiblancos regain the ball... 65 mins: Some uncertainty in the Leipzig area as the ball goes in, but Atletico are penalised for a foul and the Germans win a free-kick... Can't see the live blog? Click here to view our desktop version.