A place in the final of the UEFA Champions League, in «Da Luz» of Lisbon, was closed for the first time in its history, Paris Saint-Germain. The French champions prevailed 3-0 over Germany, RB Leipzig in the first semifinal of this year’s tournament, on the night of Tuesday, August 18th. The team from the French capital, which turned 50 this year, has been dreaming of this qualification for the last few years.
But she always found … a wall in front of she and she could not go higher. But with all that the pandemic has caused, the anomaly in the development of sports events (initially suspension of activity, in the case of France early end of the season and Final 8 in the European) Nasser Al Khelaifi’s team managed to exclude Leipzig in the semi-final and now celebrates its qualification to the Champions League final.
Paris Saint-Germain, which we must not forget that in the summer of 2017 had acquired the Neymar clause, paying Barcelona the astronomical amount of 222 million euros, this year managed to reach the… source. Now what will be achieved on Sunday night, we will be a little patient and we will find out that too.
The great success of the Parisian team, which will be present for the first time in its history in the top inter-club competition of UEFA is largely due to the class of some of its units, such as the Argentine extreme midfielder, Angel Di Maria – mainly reason- which helped a lot after his return to the starting lineup as he served his sentence and of course Neymar.
So after many fruitless years, Paris Saint-Germain is there this time. Where her followers dreamed. On Sunday, the players of the German Thomas Tuchel will be the first French representatives from Monaco in 2004 (they lost 3-0 to Porto) who will seek to challenge their luck against Bayern Munich or Olympique Lyonnais. With the ultimate goal, of course, to win first place in Europe
The teacher defeated the student
Meanwhile, «teacher» Thomas Tuchel defeated «student» Julian Nagelsmann. In the 2006-2007 season, the first coach of Augsburg (a team in the 5th division at the time) was Julian Nagelsmann. So now Tuchel has beaten Nagelsmann by the state in the battle of tactics. He played with 4-3-3 having Paredes, Herrera and a little behind Marquinhos in an amazing situation and they did not allow their opponents, almost not even to breathe. Later, of course, Di Maria, who was absent against Atalanta in the quarterfinals, due to a penalty, was handing out great balls and was generally the master of the match.
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Now 32 years old, Di Maria will play in his second final after the one he won in 2014, with the jersey of Real Madrid (4-1 in overtime against Atletico Madrid). Of course, Neymar also played an important role in the dominance of the Parisians, who hardly lost the ball, performing some impressive actions, overcoming two and three of his opponents.
For the record, Marquinhos scored 13΄, Di Maria 42΄, Bernat 56΄.
Has Paris time arrived? We will find out on Sunday, a little patience…