Six things to know as RB Leipzig secures first European semi-finals appearance after a stunning victory over the Rojiblancos!
Diego Simeone began in his professional football career with Vélez Sarsfield on 1987, that was the same year 33-year-old Leipzig’s coach Julian Nagelsmann was given birth to in Landsberg am Lech, a town in Bavaria. How Interesting!
At the moment, what history will remember is that Julian Nagelsmann is the first manager to lead RB Leipzig to their maiden European semi-finals as the German side knocked out the two-time finalist in a dramatic fashion.
A late goal by young American, Tyler Adams crushed Atletico’s dream of igniting a comeback victory as the 21-year-old scored a late winner after João Felix restored parity in the 71st minute via a penalty.
- Leading up to Leipzig’s opening goal on the night, 18 passes (the most in the knock out stage of this season’s Champions League) were made before Dani Olmo put the ball in the back of the net in the 51st minute.
- Leipzig is the first German side aside from Bayern Munich and Borrusia Dortmund to play in the semi-finals of the Champions League since Schalke 04 did in 2010/2011 season.
- Dani Olmo has been directed involved in four goals in five appearances for Leipzig in the competition with 3 goals and 1 assist
- TlyerAdam’s late goal is his first-ever goal for Leipzig in 28 appearances.
- This is will be the first competitive meeting between the two sides after they met for the first time in a friendly match that ended 4-2 in favour of the Germans.
- Leipzig was founded in 2009 and they will play in their first European semi-finals just eleven years after.