PSG equal Real Madrid record as Thomas Tuchel’s men down Leipzig to clinch CL final berth

French giants Paris Saint-Germain this evening secured their status as the first 2019/20 Champions League finalists, courtesy of a dominant victory over RB Leipzig.

PSG march on

Thomas Tuchel’s men went head-to-head with tournament surprise package Leipzig a short time ago, in the first of two semi-final ties.

PSG of course headed into the clash as favourites to advance, with the Ligue 1 champions also boosted by the return to full fitness of Kylian Mbappe.

Leipzig, however, could not be taken lightly, with the German outfit having shocked the masses in putting Atletico Madrid to the sword to book their spot in the final-4.

Leipzig’s players celebrate their win at the end of the UEFA Champions League quarter-final football match between Leipzig and Atletico Madrid at the Jose Alvalade stadium in Lisbon on August 13, 2020. (Photo by LLUIS GENE / POOL / AFP) (Photo by LLUIS GENE/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

When all was said and done at the Estadio du Luz, though, the class of PSG simply proved too much for Leipzig to handle.

A superb attacking display on the part of the latter eventually saw Tuchel’s outfit emerge 3-0 victors.

Marquinhos put the capital giants in front inside the opening quarter of an hour, nodding home from Angel Di Maria’s pinpoint free-kick.

Di Maria then turned goalscorer shortly before the interval, as a mixup at the back on the part of Leipzig saw Neymar’s clever flick set the Argentine up for a simple finish.

PSG are turning it 🔛

Angel Di Maria doubles their lead after capitalising on a goalkeeping error! 🎯

THAT Neymar assist 🤤#Club2020 pic.twitter.com/fO3jABr1FH

— Football on BT Sport #Club2020 (@btsportfootball) August 18, 2020

And any hope of a 2nd-half comeback was extinguished with 56 minutes on the clock, as yet another superb delivery from Di Maria was met by Juan Bernat, to round out the evening’s scoring.

Madrid matched

As such, PSG’s European dream remains very much alive, with the Parisians set to take on one of Bayern Munich or Lyon in Sunday’s showpiece.

On the back of their impressive win, meanwhile, a host of noteworthy statistics have since come to the fore online, several of which surround the French giants’ stars:

27 – Since his #ChampionsLeague debut in 2007-08, only Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo (32 each) have provided more assists in the competition than Ángel Di María. Company. #RBLPSG pic.twitter.com/jku4B1FjpE

— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) August 18, 2020

5 – Juan Bernat has scored 5 goals in the Champions League since last season, more than any other defender. Foxy 🦊. pic.twitter.com/KBDN0pfA2O

— Optajean (@OptaJean) August 18, 2020

24 – Neymar has delivered 24 assists in the Champions League since his first game in September 2013 – at least 4 more than any other player in the competition over this period (Cristiano Ronaldo – 20). Generous. pic.twitter.com/rLcJNfP4Mk

— Optajean (@OptaJean) August 18, 2020

Perhaps the most intriguing stat of all, though, highlights the fact that PSG have now scored in a staggering 34 consecutive Champions League outings, equalling Real Madrid’s competition record:

34 – @PSG_English have found the back of the net in each of their last 34 Champions League games, equaling the all-time record in major UEFA European competition (Real Madrid, also 34 between 2011 and 2014). Boom 🧨. pic.twitter.com/o9evhxqK6M

— Optajean (@OptaJean) August 18, 2020

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