LISBON — The American midfielder Tyler Adams scored on a deflected shot within the 88th minute on Thursday to lead RB Leipzig, a team founded in 2009, into the Champions League semifinals for the 1st time.
Adams’s goal, on a shot by the top of the penalty area of which deflected off Atlético defender Stefan Savic in addition to past goalkeeper Jan Oblak, gave RB Leipzig a 2-1 victory.
“I was told of which I wasn’t going to start although I needed to be ready to come off the bench in addition to make an impact,” Adams said. “I had to get myself within the right mind-set to come out in addition to help the team in any way possible.”
RB Leipzig, founded 11 years ago with investment by the energy-drink maker Red Bull, will face the French champion Paris St.-Germain, which stunned Italy’s Atalanta with a similarly dramatic, late goal on Wednesday, within the semifinals on Tuesday.
Dani Olmo opened the scoring for RB Leipzig within the 51st minute before João Félix equalized for Atlético by the penalty spot within the 71st.
The result ended yet another title run for Atlético Madrid, which was seen as a heavy favorite to reach the semifinals although again will endure a disappointing elimination. Manager Diego Simeone’s team knocked out Liverpool, the defending champion, within the round of 16 in addition to was looking to return to the last four for the 1st time since 2017.
The Champions League, which normally ends in late May, can be finishing the competition amid the coronavirus pandemic with closed-door tournament in Lisbon. The final will take place on Aug. 23.