Over the Moon

LISBON, August 19

Paris St Germain reached their first ever Champions League last with a convincing 3-Zero win over RB Leipzig yesterday, lastly delivering the reward of the largest sport in European soccer for his or her Qatari backers.

Goals from Marquinhos and Angel Di Maria put PSG 2-Zero up on the interval and Juan Bernat added the third within the 56th minute for what was a snug victory on the Estadio da Luz.

The French membership, celebrating the 50th anniversary of their founding in 1970, ended what some felt was a psychological block within the knockout levels.

PSG have gone out within the last-16 for the previous three years, however they proved a step too far for Leipzig, who had been taking part in within the regional leagues simply 11 years in the past.

The Germans, financed by the Red Bull vitality drink firm, have outperformed all expectations by reaching the last-four, knocking out Tottenham Hotspur and Atletico Madrid en route.

“We showed quality and determination. A good mix. We deserved to win,” stated Tuchel, who had confronted a heavy expectation to ship in Europe this season. — Reuters

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