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UEFA Champions League 2020 Highlights: PSG beat RB Leipzig, reach first-ever final

UEFA Champions League 2020, PSG vs RB Leipzig Highlights: PSG are set to face either Bayern or Lyon in the final on August 23.

By: Sports Desk | Updated: August 19, 2020 2:37:18 am
PSG vs RB Leipzig Live Score: This will be the first-ever competitive meeting between the teams.

UEFA Champions League 2020, PSG vs RB Leipzig Football Live Score Streaming Online: Paris Saint-Germain reached their first-ever final of the competition in their 50 years of existence after they defeated RB Leipzig 3-0 in the first semifinal at the Estadio da Luz in Lisbon on Tuesday.

PSG were in the driving seat from the start as Marquinhos opened the scoring with a header from an Angel Di Maria free-kick in the 13th minute. Just before the half-time, Di Maria doubled the lead for his team with a close-range left-footed finish past goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi. Bernat put the game beyond the opposition in the second half with his header from yet another Di Maria cross.

PSG will now face either Bayern or Lyon in the final on August 23.

Live Blog

PSG vs RB Leipzig Highlights:

02:29 (IST)19 Aug 2020
A long wait comes to an end
02:24 (IST)19 Aug 2020
FT: PSG 3-0 RB Leipzig

PARIS SAINT GERMAIN ARE INTO THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL! For the first time in their 50-year history, PSG have made it to the competition's final after a dominating performance against RB Leipzig beating them 3-0. Marquinhos opened the scoring before Di Maria doubled their lead in the first half. Bernat put the game beyond the opposition in the second half with his header. The Ligue 1 side will now face either Bayern or Lyon in the final on August 23.

02:18 (IST)19 Aug 2020
86' Double change for Parisians

Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting and Pablo Sarabia are on for Mbappe and Di Maria.

02:15 (IST)19 Aug 2020
84' Substitutions for PSG

Marco Veratti, who has recovered from a long injury, replaces Herrera, and attacking midfielder Julian Draxler replaces Paredes.

02:14 (IST)19 Aug 2020
82' End-to-end stuff

After Paredes and Mbappe threatened the Leipzig goal minutes back, Leipzig find their way into the opposition box and Schick's shot is stopped in its way by Silva's face of all things. Forsberg tries to get on the rebound but he is blocked again. 

02:08 (IST)19 Aug 2020
76' Angelino threatens goal

After Forsberg plays Schick into space, Upamecano's last-ditch tackle saved them the blushes, but from that buildup, Leipzig again circulate the ball to the left side and Angelino shoots from 25 yards out and it's fisted away by Rico. Playing for pride now.

02:05 (IST)19 Aug 2020
74' Leipzig make changes

Tyler Adams and Marcel Halstenberg have replaced Laimer and Kampl. 

02:03 (IST)19 Aug 2020
70' PSG looking for fourth

PSG are back in control now, and they are looking for a fourth goal now. After Mbappe put his header from Di Maria's cross just wide, his left-footed shot is palmed away by Gulacsi. In that attack itself, Paredes tries his luck from distance, but to no avail.

01:52 (IST)19 Aug 2020
'How may I assist you?': Di Maria tonight
01:48 (IST)19 Aug 2020
56' BERNAAAAT!

AGAINST THE RUN OF PLAY! In one of their rare attacks, PSG make the best of it as Di Maria's cross from the left is headed home by an out-of-position Bernat. Leipzig players were furious as they claimed Mukiele was fouled in the process of the buildup, but after a VAR check, the goal stands. Semi-final over?

01:43 (IST)19 Aug 2020
50' Leipzig in the thick of things

The second half has been Leipzig so far, with Schick involved in almost everything. Angelino tried to set him up with a low cross, intercepted. A through ball by Forsberg to him, intercepted. Kimpembe even fouled him. Schick even got his head to a corner too. 

01:37 (IST)19 Aug 2020
Second half starts

Striker Patrick Schick and playmaker Emil Forsberg comes on for Leipzig. They replace Christopher Nkunku and Dani Olmo. By the looks of it, Nagelsmann has changed his system a bit too with two strikers up front now.

01:20 (IST)19 Aug 2020
HT: PSG 2-0 Leipzig

After another customary Neymar miss and two minutes of added time, the first half comes to a close where PSG have really played with an air of belief. What they missed against Atalanta was the dynamism of Mbappe and Di Maria alongside Neymar, and that has exactly what has made the difference against Leipzig. Di Maria is the player of the half -- scored one and assisted the opener.

01:15 (IST)19 Aug 2020
42' DI MAAAARIIIAAAA!

THE ARGENTINE SCORES! After Di Maria pressed the goalkeeper, Gulacsi booted the ball away carelessly to the PSG midfield. A ball inside the box, Neymar got a flick and Di Maria just coolly finishes in the bottom left corner. Lightning quick attack.

01:07 (IST)19 Aug 2020
35' Neymar hits the woodwork... again!

Oh my! Neymar has hit the same post again as he tried an outrageous 40-year free kick from the right wing. He just smiles.

01:01 (IST)19 Aug 2020
30' Leipzig looking feisty

In the opening half an hour of the match, Leipzig have committed nine fouls. Christopher Nkunku, Yussuf Poulsen, and Konrad Laimer with two each. Is the trio of Neymar, Mbappe and Di Maria proving too much for them?

01:00 (IST)19 Aug 2020
STAT: PSG last failed to score in April, 2016
00:52 (IST)19 Aug 2020
22' PSG in control

PSG are comfortably in the driving seat in the first quarter as Mbappe's point-blank shot was well saved by Gulacsi few minutes back. Apart from that chance, the ball has hardly left a PSG player's feet. Nagelsmann has a look of concern on his face.

00:48 (IST)19 Aug 2020
Back in the team, back with the assists

Angel Di Maria was suspended against Atalanta, but within 13 minutes of coming back on the field for PSG, he has popped up with an inch-perfect assist. Only three players have more assists in the UEFA Champions League than him since 2003/04 -- Cristiano Ronaldo (38), Lionel Messi (33), and Ryan Giggs (27). He is level with Andres Iniesta with 26 assists.

00:43 (IST)19 Aug 2020
13' MARQUINNHOOSSSS!

WHAT A CROSS, WHAT A HEADER! After Neymar was stopped in his tracks by Laimer, PSG got a freekick just outside of the box on the left wing. Di Maria whips it in perfectly and Marquinhos outjumps everyone to give his team an early lead.