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RB Leipzig dumped out of the Champions League by PSG

By Rune Gjerulff   @runegjerulff

RB Leipzig were dumped out of the Champions League by Paris Saint-Germain, who deservedly advanced to the final with a 3-0 win.
Angel Di Maria celebrates his goal against RB Leipzig.
Angel Di Maria celebrates his goal against RB Leipzig.Photo: GEPA Pictures/PICTURE POINT/Sven Sonntag/Pool via PICTURE POINT
RB Leipzig's hopes of reaching the Champions League final came to an end as they lost 0-3 to Paris Saint-Germain in Tuesday's semi-final at Estadio da Luz in the Portuguese capital of Lisbon.

PSG gave the Bundesliga side an early scare, when Neymar used the outside of his foot to hit the post after six minutes. Just two minutes later, the French champions had the ball in the net, but the goal didn't count because the ball hit Neymar's arm before it dropped to Kylian Mbappé.

Thomas Tuchel's troops continued their pressure and opened the scoring 13 minutes into the game when Angel Di Maria's cross was met by Marquinhos, who planted a header into the back of the net to score for the second game in a row.

RB Leipzig struggled to create-clear cut chances, although Yussuf Poulsen came fairly close midway through the first half, sending a shot a whisker wide of the right post from within the box.

At the other end of the pitch, Neymar hit the post once more before Angel Di Maria doubled the lead shortly before the break. RB Leipzig goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi's pass was snapped up by PSG, who sent the ball into the box, where Di Maria picked up a flick on from Neymar and made it 2-0.

After the break, the French champions further increased their lead in the 56th minute as Juan Bernat headed home a third from close range.

PSG's win was never in doubt, and the French champions are now set to face either Bayern München or Olympique Lyon in the Champions League final on Sunday.

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