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RB Leipzig, competing in the UEFA Champions League for the second time, stunned Atletico Madrid 2-1 here on Thursday to enter the tournament’s semifinals for the first time.

Both sides played conservatively in the first half, failing to create clear-cut chances.

Everything changed in the second half when the German team returned with renewed energy and with a clear mission to go in search of the decisive goal.

In the 50th minute, Dani Olmo gifted RB Leipzig the 1-0 lead, scoring in a beautiful move assisted by Marcel Sabitzer.

In need of a draw, Atletico coach Diego Simeone fielded in his young Portuguese hope Joao Felix who changed the team’s performance and leveled for Atletico on 71 minutes from a penalty.

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As both teams looked to the penalty shootout, RB Leipzig midfielder Sabitzer landed a spectacular pass to Angelino Tasende who served Tyler Adams at the edge of the area. Adams kicked and saw the ball deflect into the net in the 88th minute.

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RB Leipzig will take on Paris Saint-Germain, who defeated Atalanta on Wednesday, in a semifinal match scheduled for the August 18 in Lisbon.

Source: Xinhua

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