PSG vs RB Leipzig – Five Key Players to Look For in First Semi Final of Champions League

Paris Saint-Germain will be playing against RB Leipzig in the 1st Semi-Final of UEFA Champions League in a few hours’ time. PSG defeated the dark horses of the competition Atalanta in a close game. They came from behind in the 90th minute of the match and then scored the winner in the injury time. Om the other hand RB Leipzig defeated Atletico Madrid to reach the Semi Final stage.

The winner of this single-legged Semi-Final will take on either Bayern Munich or Lyon in the Final on Sunday. Leys have a look at the key players who can change the game at an moment in the first semi-final match.

Neymar (PSG)

Neymar was impressive against Atalanta in the quarter-finals. This former Barca striker delivered an astonishing show and played an important part in the famous near impossible victory against the Italian club. He led the PSG attack in the absence of Mbappe in the initial stages of the game. Neymar has found the back of the net three times in five Champions League appearances this season. He will play a vital role in the PSG chances to make it to the final. In the game he showed why he is considered as the best winger of the football world.

Marcel Sabitzer (RB Leipzig)

This Austrian player is considered as the backbone of Die Roten Bullen. He can play as a number 10 or as a winger. His goal contribution for the club in highest in the Champions League i.e. 4 goals and 3 assists. Against Atletico Madrid he was impressive as well. He assisted the team first goal with a staggering cross which was later converted by Daniel Olmo. He is considered as the reminiscent of former England Captain, David Beckham, who was famous for his stunning long range free kicks. Sabitzer has also got pin-point accuracy from long distance.

Kylian Mbappe (PSG)

Kylian Mbappe who suffered ankle injury in the French Cup final against Saint-Etienne came as a substitute against Atalanta and helped PSG win from almost impossible position. He is now also set to play against RB Leipzig in the Semi-Final. Mbappe found the back of the net 18 times in the 20 appearance in Ligue 1 plus he has scored 5 goals and set up many in the 8 Champions League appearances.

Dayot Upamecano (RB Leipzig)

Well Dayot Upamecano is considered as one of the best central defenders in the world as he has proven his worth against the game against Atletico Madrid. This French 21 years old was the best player for RB Leipzig in the Bundesliga. He has taken his superb form in the Champions Trophy as well. In the match against Atletico Madrid, Dayot Upamecano was all on Diego Costa who is considered as the most physical striker in the arena. If he come up with the same performance against PSG, he will take his side to the first ever European final.

Angel Di Maria (PSG)

The Argentine player has been the top player for the club for quite some time now. He was impressive through out the season as PSG lifted the title in France. Di Maria is a master at dribbling and can send the crosses into the box effortlessly. He put up an imposing show in domestic season for PSG as he scored 8 goals and provided 14 assists. In Champions Trophy has has appeared seven times and scored twice. Di Maria was suspendd for the Atalanta game but he will be back in the company of Mbappe and Neymar.

Who do you think will play a vital role in today clash between the German and French club? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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