RB Leipzig vs PSG
Time- India: 12.30 AM (Wednesday), UK: 8.00 PM (Tuesday)
Venue- Estádio da Luz (Portugal)
Referee- Björn Kuipers (Netherlands)
RB Leipzig and Paris Saint-Germain will battle it out at the Estadio da Luz on Tuesday for a place in the UEFA Champions League final .
Julian Nagelsmann’s men will be full of self-belief after knocking Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid out of the continental competition, courtesy of an 88th-minute winner from their American youngster, Tyler Adams, in the quarter-finals.
Meanwhile, PSG left it late to score a 93rd-minute winner in the first single-legged quarter-final fixture to book their spot in the last-four.
Neymar and company trailed the Italian side 1-0 heading into the final minutes, but Marquinhos and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting arrived late to secure their first-ever Champions League semi-final appearance in 25 years.
RB Leipzig vs PSG: Road to the Semi-Finals
17 September, 2019: Benfica 1-2 RB Leipzig (Group G fixture)
2 October, 2019: RB Leipzig 0-2 Lyon (Group G fixture)
23 October, 2019: RB Leipzig 2-1 Zenit St. Petersburg (Group G fixture)
5 November, 2019: Zenit St. Petersburg 0-2 RB Leipzig (Group G fixture)
27 November, 2019: RB Leipzig 2-2 Benfica (Group G fixture)
10 December, 2019: Lyon 2-2 RB Leipzig (Group G fixture)
19 February, 2020: Tottenham Hotspur 0-1 RB Leipzig (Round of 16, 1st leg)
10 March, 2020: RB Leipzig 3-0 Tottenham Hotspur (Round of 16, 2nd leg)
13 August, 2020: RB Leipzig 2-1 Atletico Madrid (One-off Quarter-final)
18 September, 2019: Paris Saint-Germain 2-0 Real Madrid (Group A fixture)
1 October, 2019: Galatasaray 0-1 Paris Saint-Germain (Group A fixture)
22 October, 2019: Club Brugge 0-5 Paris Saint-Germain (Group A fixture)
6 November, 2019: Paris Saint-Germain 1-0 Club Brugge (Group A fixture)
27 November, 2019: Real Madrid 2-2 Paris Saint-Germain (Group A fixture)
11 December, 2019: Paris Saint-Germain 5-0 Galatasaray (Group A fixture)
18 February, 2020: Borussia Dortmund 2-1 Paris Saint-Germain (Round of 16, 1st leg)
11 March, 2010: Paris Saint-Germain 2-0 Borussia Dortmund (Round of 16, 2nd leg)
12 August, 2020: Atalanta 1-2 Paris Saint-Germain (One-off Quarter-final)
RB Leipzig vs PSG: Head-to-head record
Tuesday’s high-profile UEFA Champions League semi-final encounter will be the first ever-ever competitive fixture between both sides.
RB Leipzig vs PSG: Recent From (In all competitions)
RB Leipzig: W-W-L-D-W (most recent first)
Paris Saint-Germain: W-W-W-W-W (most recent first)
RB Leipzig vs PSG: Team news
Apart from Konate, the German outfit have a clean slate in terms of injury concerns and Julian Nagelsmann could field the same starting XI that started against Atletico Madrid.
Absentees: Ibrahima Konate
Paris Saint-Germain, on the other hand, are likely to be without their first-choice goalkeeper Keylor Navas (thigh) and key midfielder Marco Verratti (calf) for the mouthwatering encounter.
However, Argentine superstar Angel Di Maria will be available for selection after serving a suspension.
French attacker Kylian Mbappe, who was fit enough to embrace the field for the last 30 minutes against Atalanta, is expected to feature in Thomas Tuchel’s starting XI on Tuesday night.
Absentees: Marco Verratti
Doubtful: Keylor Navas
RB Leipzig vs PSG: Predicted line-ups
RB Leipzig predicted XI: Gulacsi; Klostermann, Upamecano, Halstenberg, Angelino; Laimer, Kampl; Sabitzer, Olmo, Nkunku; Poulsen
Paris Saint-Germain predicted XI: Rico; Kehrer, Silva, Kimpembe, Bernat; Di Maria, Paredes, Marquinhos, Neymar; Mbappe, Icardi.
RB Leipzig vs PSG: Where to watch
India: Sony Ten 2/ Sony Ten 2 HD
UK: BT Sport 1 and BT Sport Ultimate
RB Leipzig vs PSG: Live Stream details
India: Sony Network’s SonyLiv app
UK: BT Sport app
RB Leipzig vs PSG: Prediction
RB Leipzig have played some fearless football to stitch up a fairy tale story to reach the semi-finals of the Champions League for the first time in their short history.
But on Tuesday night, Julian Nagelsmann’s men will have their task cut out as they face one of Europe’s most potent attacking trios in the form of Neymar, Kylian Mbappe, and Mauro Icardi.
PSG, meanwhile, will surely fancy their chances against the German outfit. If the French champions bring their A-game to Lisbon on Tuesday, they will have a great chance of reaching the Champions League final for the first time in their history.
With all that being said, this season’s Champions League has thrown up some unexpected outcomes, and PSG have to be on guard against a free-spirited RB Leipzig side at the Estadio da Luz.
RB Leipzig vs PSG final verdict: 1-3