Champions League 2020: PSG cruises to Final with a smooth 3-0, most hightlights scences

The French side defeated RB Leipzig on Tuesday and won a spot for Champions League final for the first time in club history.
August 19, 2020 | 07:43
champions league preview manchester city vs lyon lineups scores after barca shrunk 2 8 by bayern Champions League Preview: Manchester City vs. Lyon lineups, scores after Barca shrunk 2-8 by Bayern
what time champions league quarter final and semi final kick off What time Champions League quarter-final and semi-final kick off?
latest news champions league quarter final semi final draw Latest News Champions League Quarter-Final, Semi-Final Draw

PSG - 3, RB Leipzig - 0, Neymar's magical flick to Di Maria doubles PSG lead

For all those that say money can’t buy you happiness, Paris Saint-Germain will tell you that, eventually, it really can.

According to Fox Sports, the mega-rich Parisians have finally reached the Champions League final, nine years after they were purchased with the Qatari billions and three years after they dropped £366m on Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.

But while each of those two have starred throughout this campaign, it was the dazzling left foot of Manchester United reject Angel Di Maria which did the majority of the damage as he picked up a goal and two assists in the demolition of RB Leipzig.

Champions League 2020 result: PSG vs. RB Leipzig results and highlights
Di Maria scored. Photo: @MnbrMadrid.

It took 12 minutes for Marquinhos – one of the heroes of the dramatic turnaround in the quarter finals – to nod in Di Maria’s delicious free-kick before Neymar’s classy flick saw the Argentine turn scorer to make the most of a mix-up in the Leipzig defence.

PSG continued to dominate as Mbappe and Neymar missed chances to extend the lead further until a vintage piece of skullduggery from Ander Herrera caused yet another mistake from the Germans, allowing to Di Maria to revert back to provider to cross for Juan Bernat to add the third.

It marks the end of the journey for Leipzig, who surprised everyone by reaching their maiden Champions League semi-final under the guidance of the now in-demand Julian Nagglesmann.

1530 psg 2
Neymar and Di Maria were superb (Getty)

But for PSG, who will surely go into the final as underdogs should Bayern Munich do what is expected of them against Lyon on Thursday morning (AEST), it marks a welcome end to their embarrassing failures in this competition.

They are one game away from achieving the goal set when Qatari Sports Investment injected their billions and are surely right now drawing envious gazes from Manchester City, whose Abu Dhabi owners employed the same method in hope of the same goal.

1415 psg 1
Neymar celebrates victory. Photo: Getty.

Notable performances

Let's rate some of the notable performances on the day by CBS Sports, with one being the worst and 10 being perfection:

Angel Di Maria, PSG

Absolutely lovely assist on the opening goal and got his goal just before half time. After serving a suspension against Atalanta, he took advantage and was the hero. Rating: 9

Presnel Kimpembe, RB Leipzig

Tall, strong and dominant. Read passes well, headed out dangerous balls and was superb. Rating: 8

Peter Gulacsi, RB Leipzig

Horrific error led to the second goal for PSG. Really put his team in a tough spot, and that was the nail in the coffin. Rating: 4

1635 psg 3
And the win is sealed. Photo: Getty.

Paris Saint-Germain entered their very first UEFA Champions League final

According to News18, Paris Saint-Germain have made it to their very first UEFA Champions League final with a 3-0 win over RB Leipzig. PSG were clearly the better team throughout the match and deserved the win. They will meet either Lyon or Bayern Munich in the final.

1248 psg
PSgh celebrate winning through to the Champions League final. Photo: Getty.

PSG were on top of Leipzig right from the first whistle and maintained that momentum throughout the game. Leipzig had very little to show in the semi-final with only a couple of moments of spark.

PSG were hunting throughout, making those incisive passes, running in the spaces and wrecking havoc at the Leipzig backline. Leipzig's defence is pretty much to be blamed here as they were just not up to the speed PSG threw at them. Here are the statistics for their dominance after the match.

1832 psg 3
Photo: News18.
1947 psg 4
Photo: News18.
uefa blue dragon join hands helping street children in vietnam UEFA, Blue Dragon join hands helping street children in Vietnam

A partnership between the UEFA Foundation for Children and the Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation - the well-known charity dedicated to rescuing kids in crisis, is ...

euro 2020 and copa america postponed until 2021 Euro 2020 and Copa América postponed until 2021

The quadrennial championships, two of the most important events on the sport’s calendar, were scheduled for this summer but will now be moved to 2021 ...

english premier league uefa football matches suspended English Premier League, UEFA football matches suspended

All elite football matches in England, including the Premier League, as well as all UEFA Champions League and Europa League matches were suspended due to ...

Ruby Lee
Phiên bản di động