The Champions League semifinal round was quite a stage for the first competitive meeting between Paris Saint-Germain and RB Leipzig. Both were trying to advance to their first Champions League Final, and because UEFA modified the tournament format for the quarters and semis at a neutral site in Lisbon, Portugal, Tuesday's match was a single-leg fixture.
Which is why RB Leipzig's Champions League season is finished after one semifinal loss. PSG's 3-0 win sent them to their first Champions League Final in club history. They will face the winner of Wednesday's Bayern vs. Lyon match.
PSG is the first French team to reach the Final since Monaco in 2004. Their three goals in the semifinal round tied Real Madrid's major UEFA European competition record of 34 consecutive Champions League games with at least one score. The last team to stop PSG from scoring in such a match was Manchester City in April of 2016 (0-1), when PSG were eliminated from the Champions League quarterfinals.
Sporting News tracked live updates from Tuesday's Champions League semifinal in Lisbon. Below are the highlights from PSG vs. RB Leipzig.
PSG vs. RB Leipzig score, results, highlights
PSG - 3
RB Leipzig - 0
90'+2' — Final. PSG cruises to the Champions League Final with a smooth 3-0 win over RB Leipzig. The French team edges the German side on possession (58 percent to 42 percent) and shots on goal (9-3).
86' — RB Leipzig's Willi Orban gets an opportunity with a header from the center of the box, but it misses well right of the goal.
75' — RB Leipzig's Angeliño blasts a shot with his left foot from the left edge of the box, but it goes straight to the keeper and is saved.
72' — PSG's Leandro Paredes gets a good look with a right-footer from outside of the box, but his shot is easily saved.
70' — PSG's Kylian Mbappé nearly scores on a header from a long Ángel Di María's cross, but his shot bounces left of the goal.
65' — RB Leipzig's Marcel Sabitzer takes an ambitious shot from deep behind the middle of the box, but it sails well over the goal.
61' — RB Leipzig's Marcel Sabitzer's gets a good look with a left-footer from the top-middle of the box, but his shot is easily saved.
56' — GOAL, PSG. Juan Bernat puts it in the back of the net with an easy header off Ángel Di María's cross. Neymar tries to steal the goal for himself, but it crosses the goal line before he can get his foot to the ball.
The Parisians are running away with it...— Champions League on CBS Sports (@UCLonCBSSports) August 18, 2020
Sorry Neymar, that ones goes to Bernat pic.twitter.com/skctoqcY7d
51' — RB Leipzig's Patrik Schick gets a good look with a header from the center of the box after Emil Forsberg's cross, but it's blocked.
46' — Second half begins.
45'+4' — Halftime. PSG has a 2-0 lead over RB Leipzig at the break with an edge in shots (7-5) and shots on goal (3-1).
44' — Another near miss. Neymar's shot from the edge of the right post barely misses wide.
42' — GOAL, PSG. Another easy score for the French side. Ángel Di María taps it into the bottom right corner of the net with his left foot from the middle of the box after fielding a beautiful pass from Neymar.
That's two!— Champions League on CBS Sports (@UCLonCBSSports) August 18, 2020
A costly error gives PSG a two-goal lead through the Di Maria finish. pic.twitter.com/p7VTBLfekL
That Neymar touch pic.twitter.com/QD3numqTPO— Champions League on CBS Sports (@UCLonCBSSports) August 18, 2020
35' — PSG's Neymar blasts a shot on a free kick from way outside of the box on the right wing. It barely misses wide right.
“Only Neymar. Only Neymar”— Champions League on CBS Sports (@UCLonCBSSports) August 18, 2020
A nearly impossible free-kick goal from the Brazilian. pic.twitter.com/ME5fNn8ipl
25' — RB Leipzig's Yussuf Poulsen misses a shot from the center of the box. It goes wide right.
23' — RB Leipzig's Marcel Sabitzer gets a good shot on a free kick from just outside the center of the box, but it deflects off the wall of PSG defenders for a corner.
17' — PSG's Kylian Mbappé blasts a shot from the right side of the box, but it's saved.
¡Cerca otra vez el PSG!— TUDN USA (@TUDNUSA) August 18, 2020
Mbappé la tuvo pero no pudo. Los parisinos se están dando un festín en el inicio del juego. @dierotenbullen 0-1 @psg_espanol#UCL | #RBLeipzig | #PSG
TUDN | @univision
Síguelo aquí https://t.co/DQtt3f94bM pic.twitter.com/WqB4wf1JY7
13' — GOAL, PSG. An easy score for from a set piece after Neymar wins a free kick on the left wing. Marquinhos gets the header from Ángel Di María's cross.
The quarterfinal hero strikes first!— Champions League on CBS Sports (@UCLonCBSSports) August 18, 2020
Di Maria puts the ball right on Marquinhos' head and PSG takes the early lead. pic.twitter.com/YHVXLgzcfP
7' — A hand ball negates a PSG goal. The ball hits Neymar in the arm before being sent into the back of the net.
6' — PSG's Neymar barely misses wide right on a shot, striking the far post after breaking beyond the defense and taking Kylian Mbappé's through pass.
An early chance for Neymar, who pushes it right wide.— Champions League on CBS Sports (@UCLonCBSSports) August 18, 2020
Where have we seen that before? pic.twitter.com/UUgCBC0S4q
3' — RB Leipzig's Christopher Nkunku attempts a shot from the center of the box, but it's blocked.
1' — A quick hand ball committed by RB Leipzig's Yussuf Poulsen.
1' — We're underway. PSG starts with possession.
PSG vs. RB Leipzig channel in the USA
CBS now has the exclusive English-language rights for the Champions League in the U.S., but neither of the semifinal matches will broadcast live on TV (except on Univision, which remains the Spanish-language home for Champions League games in the U.S.). CBS took over the rights for Champions League matches in the U.S. ahead of schedule after Turner Sports prematurely ended its deal in June.
All Champions League matches, including PSG vs. RB Leipzig, are available live on CBS All Access, which is the network's online streaming service. The Champions League Final will be shown on TV via CBS Sports Network.
CBS All Access starts at $5.99 a month, but it is offering a one-month free trial promotion for new subscribers through mid-August. Users can cancel subscriptions at any time.
Below are the devices on which CBS All Access can be streamed:
- Apple TV
- Google Chromecast
- Amazon FireTV
- PlayStation 4
- Xbox One
For the Champions League Final on TV, CBS Sports Network has a channel finder feature for users across the country. CBS Sports Network is available on most cable provider systems. It's also available from satellite providers DirecTV (channel 221) and Dish Network (channel 158).
As for live TV streaming services, CBS Sports Network is available on fuboTV, YouTube TV and Hulu, and all three come with free trials for new subscribers. Below are links to each.
Champions League schedule 2020
The coronavirus shut down live sports on March 11 with four Round of 16 games left on the schedule. UEFA determined those remaining Round of 16 matches could play out at their originally scheduled locations before the tournament headed to Lisbon, Portugal, the neutral site for all quarterfinal and semifinal matches as well as the Final.
Leipzig, PSG, Bayern and Lyon emerged victorious in the quarterfinal round, which like the semifinals played out in a single-leg fixture format.
All Champions League matches are scheduled to start at 3 p.m. ET. Below is the remaining Champions League schedule from the semifinals through the Final at the end of the month
Tuesday, Aug. 18
|Match||Time||TV channel||Live stream|
|Paris vs. Leipzig||3 p.m. ET||N/A||CBS All Access|
Wednesday, Aug. 19
|Match||Time||TV channel||Live stream|
|Bayern vs. Lyon||3 p.m. ET||N/A||CBS All Access|
Sunday, Aug. 23
- Champions League Final
|Match||Time||TV channel||Live stream|
|TBD vs. TBD||3 p.m. ET||CBS Sports Network||CBS All Access/fuboTV|