Adams sends Leipzig into CL semis with winner vs Atlético

Leipzig's Tyler Adams, right, celebrates with teammates after scoring his team's second goal during the Champions League quarterfinal match between RB...
Atletico Madrid's goalkeeper Jan Oblak makes a save as Atletico Madrid's Stefan Savic, left, and Leipzig's Yussuf Poulsen follow the ball during the C...
Leipzig's Dayot Upamecano, right, tackles Atletico Madrid's Marcos Llorente during the Champions League quarterfinal match between RB Leipzig and Atle...
Leipzig's Konrad Laimer, left, and Atletico Madrid's Yannick Carrasco battle for the ball during the Champions League quarterfinal match between RB Le...
Atletico Madrid's Yannick Carrasco, left, challenges for the ball with Leipzig's Lukas Klostermann during the Champions League quarterfinal match betw...
Leipzig's Marcel Halstenberg, right, challenges for the ball with Atletico Madrid's Marcos Llorente during the Champions League quarterfinal match bet...
Leipzig's Marcel Halstenberg, right, challenges for the ball with Atletico Madrid's Marcos Llorente during the Champions League quarterfinal match bet...
Atletico Madrid's Stefan Savic, right, gestures as he talks with referee Szymon Marciniak, left, during the Champions League quarterfinal match betwee...
Atletico Madrid's Saul Niguez, left, jumps for a header with Leipzig's Dani Olmo during the Champions League quarterfinal match between RB Leipzig and...

Leipzig's Tyler Adams, right, celebrates with teammates after scoring his team's second goal during the Champions League quarterfinal match between RB...

Atletico Madrid's goalkeeper Jan Oblak makes a save as Atletico Madrid's Stefan Savic, left, and Leipzig's Yussuf Poulsen follow the ball during the C...

Leipzig's Dayot Upamecano, right, tackles Atletico Madrid's Marcos Llorente during the Champions League quarterfinal match between RB Leipzig and Atle...

Leipzig's Konrad Laimer, left, and Atletico Madrid's Yannick Carrasco battle for the ball during the Champions League quarterfinal match between RB Le...

Atletico Madrid's Yannick Carrasco, left, challenges for the ball with Leipzig's Lukas Klostermann during the Champions League quarterfinal match betw...

Leipzig's Marcel Halstenberg, right, challenges for the ball with Atletico Madrid's Marcos Llorente during the Champions League quarterfinal match bet...

Leipzig's Marcel Halstenberg, right, challenges for the ball with Atletico Madrid's Marcos Llorente during the Champions League quarterfinal match bet...

Atletico Madrid's Stefan Savic, right, gestures as he talks with referee Szymon Marciniak, left, during the Champions League quarterfinal match betwee...

Atletico Madrid's Saul Niguez, left, jumps for a header with Leipzig's Dani Olmo during the Champions League quarterfinal match between RB Leipzig and...

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — American midfielder Tyler Adams scored in the 88th minute to give Leipzig a 2-1 win over Atletico Madrid on Thursday and send the German club to its first Champions League semifinal.

Adams came off the bench in the second half and scored with a shot from outside the area that deflected off a defender, ensuring that Leipzig's surprising European run will continue into the last four.

Dani Olmo had opened the scoring for Leipzig in the 51st and João Félix equalized for Atlético from the penalty spot in the 71st.

The result ended yet another title run for Atlético, which was seen as a big favorite to reach the semifinals but again will endure a disappointing elimination. Diego Simeone’s team knocked out defending champion Liverpool in the last 16 and was looking to return to the last four for the first time since 2017, a year after it lost its second final in three seasons.

Leipzig, founded 11 years ago with investment by Red Bull, will next face French powerhouse Paris Saint-Germain, which eliminated Atalanta in Wednesday’s quarterfinal in Lisbon.

The Champions League is finishing the season amid the coronavirus pandemic with a last eight tournament in Lisbon. The semifinals will be next week and the final will take place on Aug. 23.

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