Leipzig beat Atletico Madrid 2-1 and broke the pass for the Champions League semi-final. After a first half with few emotions, the networks of Dani Olmo e Tyler Adams allow Nagelsmann’s men to celebrate the victory. Of Joao Felix, on a penalty kick, the momentary 1-1 of the Colchoneros.
First time without jolts – The first 45 minutes are divided between studying the opponent, physical struggle in midfield and a lot of fear of going under. The first opportunity is for Leipzig with Halstenberg, but his left at the spot ends high above Oblak’s goal. Around the quarter of an hour Atletico shows up with Savic’s header and with the conclusion of Carrasco after exchange with Renan Lodi, but Leipzig holds up without particular problems. The last word of the first half is still from the Germans with Upamecano’s header, but Oblak controls.
Dani Olmo breaks the balance – Nagelsmann’s Leipzig returns very well. The Germans are doing well and want to score, as shown by the initiative at the start of the second half. And in fact the efforts are rewarded: Kampl, author of a great race, opens for Sabitzer who crosses in the middle and finds the head of Dani Olmo. The former Dinamo Zagreb is quick to anticipate the Colchoneros defense and beats Oblak 1-0.
Joao Felix enters and changes the race – Simoene runs for cover and sends out Joao Felix. And the Portuguese talent is very good at being ready: first he wakes up the team with a couple of plays, snatches applause, then he wins and transforms the penalty that is worth 1-1.
Leipzig goes to the semifinals – Nagelsmann’s team doesn’t fit in, they feel they deserve success and work to get it. After a period of suffering, the Leipzig puts his head out and on the counterattack organizes an excellent restart and finds the advantage: Angelino runs on the left and sees the insertion of the newcomer Tyler Adams: the American, left alone by the Spanish midfielders, kicks first and scores also thanks to a deviation from Savic. It is the 2-1 goal, it is the goal that allows the Red Bull team to access the Champions League semifinal where they will face PSG.