RB Leipzig vs PSG: Neymar shines as Parisians qualify for Champions League final

RB Leipzig vs PSG: Neymar shines as Parisians qualify for Champions League final

- RB Leipzig vs PSG saw the French side book a place in the Champions League for the first time ever in their history

- Di Maria and Marquinhos inspired Thomas Tuchel's men to victory, with the pair finding the back of the net in the first half

- PSG will now take on the winner between Lyon and Bayern Munich in the finals for a chance to win the European title for the first time

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French giants Paris Saint-Germain have qualified for their first-ever Champions League following their 3-0 win over RB Leipzig.

Both sides came into the match full of confidence after securing a place in the semis with heroics in the one-legged quarter-final fixtures in Lisbon.

Marquinhos and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting netted late to rescue PSG from a resilient Atalanta side, with Leipzig, on the other hand, stunning favourites Atletico Madrid.

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PSG made a couple of changes from the side that secured the Tuesday night, August 18, semi-final berth, with Angel Di Maria making a return to the fold as Mauro Icardi dropped to the bench.

Maria's return went on to inspire the French giants to victory as the Argentinian netted his side's second goal.

Marquinhos broke the deadlock for PSG inside 13 minutes of gameplay, heading into the bottom corner from Di Maria's deliciously curled delivery.

The former Real Madrid playmaker doubled PSG's lead in the 42nd minute, sliding a shot under an embarrassed Gulasci who mistakenly gifted the Ligue 1 side possession 25 yards out.

The restart saw PSG continue their dominance, with Juan Bernat putting the game beyond the Bundesliga side in the 55th minute, driving the ball into the back of the net from Di Maria's near-post cross.

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RB Leipzig vs PSG: Neymar shines as Parisians qualify for Champions League final

RB Leipzig vs PSG: French champions celebrate UCL final ticket. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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The match eventually finished 3-0, with PSG cruising to the finals to set up a date with the winner between Lyon and Bayern Munich.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Neymar has been named the UEFA Champions League player of the week after helping his side to an epic comeback to beat Italian side Atalanta in the quarter-final.

The Brazilian forward who was the hero as Barcelona knocked PSG out three years ago was at his very best as the French champions secured their place in the semi-finals.

He missed two big chances to score in the first half and the critics were out with their pitchforks.

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