6 Things We Learnt From RB Leipzig’s 2-1 Win Over Atletico Madrid

RB Leipzig overcame a typically cautious Atletico Madrid to reach their first ever Champions League semi-final.

After a disappointing first half, RB Leipzig’s Dani Olmo headed the ball past Atletico goalie to put his German side ahead.

But Atletico Madrid substitute Joao Felix soon converted a penalty to level the tie.

However, the Spanish side sat back for much of the game and seemed content to take the one-legged tie in Lisbon to extra time.

But Tyler Adams punished Atletico Madrid for their characteristically defensive approach.

His deflected strike two minutes from time sent Julian Nagelsmann’s exciting side through to face Paris St-Germain in Champions League semi-finals.

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Here are 6 things the game between RB Leipzig and Atletico Madrid taught us.

1. The win marks an historic night for RB Leipzig. The owners only formed the club 2009.

2. RB Leipzig’s progress to the semi-final also puts another feather in the cap of their coach Julian Nagelsmann.

His stock has risen further after ousting Atletico Madrid’s Diego Simeone, one of this competition’s most notable tacticians.

3. The challenge before RB Leipzig is now to defeat PSG who have only played three matches in six months.

4. For Atletico and Simeone, the game spurned their opportunity to go far in Europe at the end of what has been a disappointing season in Spain.

5. After Real Madrid’s loss against Manchester City, only Barcelona are now left to fly the Spanish flag in this tournament.

But they face a formidable challenge against Bayern Munich on Friday.

6. Questions will be asked again about the future of Simeone, who has struggled to recreate an Atletico side capable of challenging for major honours.

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