Paris Saint- Germain got to their first-ever UEFA Champions League final after a comfortable win over RB Leipzig at the Estadio da Luz in Lisbon.
PSG were favorites to advance to the final ahead of RB Leipzig and they leaved up to the expectations of many by cruising 3-0 in a one-sided match against the Bundesliga side.
Goals from Marquinhos, Angel Di Maria and Juan Bernat helped Paris Saint Germain saw off Julian Nagelsmann’s side and set a date with the winner between Bayern Munich and Lyon.
The French champions had to come from behind in the quarter-finals, needing two late goals to see off a resilient Atalanta team.
However, today’s encounter was different as Paris Saint- Germain took an early lead through Marquinho header following Angel Di Maria’s set-piece delivery in the 13th minute.
Just before the half time break, Thomas Tuchel’s side extended their lead to 2-0, Di- Maria was the goal scorer this time assisted by Neymar.
Leipzig had no answer to PSG attack force with the trio of Neymar, Di-Maria, and Mbappe, keeping the defense of RB busy all through.
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10 minutes into the restart of the second half, PSG put the game beyond the reach of the German club as Juan Bernat added a third. PSG could’ve had more than three, but were wasteful in front of goal.
The most important thing was that they reached their first-ever champions league final, also attaining the record scoring the most consecutive number of goals (34) in a UEFA competition the same as Real Madrid.
PSG will face the winner between Bayern Munich and Lyon in the Saturday finals in Lisbon.