United States midfielder Tyler Adams was the star of the show as he scored Leipzig’s late winner against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League quarter-finals on Thursday.
Leipzig, who were only founded in 2009, reached the semi-finals for the first time with a 2-1 win over Atletico, twice runners-up. They will face Paris Saint-Germain for a place in the final.
Holding midfielder Adams scored the winner in the 88th minute, his first goal for the club, after a Joao Felix penalty had cancelled out Dani Olmo’s opener for Leipzig.
“I am not your typical goal scorer, but I am happy I could help the team,” said Adams, who came on as a substitute. Adams’ effort came after his fired shot took a cruel deflection of Stefan Savic and flew in.
“Coming into this game, I was told I wasn’t starting but needed to be ready to come off the bench and make an impact, so I had to get myself in the right mindset to come out and help in anyway possible,” added the 21-year-old.
Twitter was full of praise for RB Leipzig as they cherished the win for a side that have achieved so much in such a short period of time.
Here are some notable reactions of football fans on Twitter to Leipzig reaching the semi-finals.
At just 33, Julian Nagelsmann has guided Leipzig to the semi-finals of the Champions League. Twitter were in awe of his tactical masterclass that got better of the wily Digeo Simeone and his Atletico Madrid side.
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As for Timo Werner who decided against playing for Leipzig in the Champions League in order to be ready for Chelsea’s new season, Twitter wasn’t a very kind place.