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PSG beat Leipzig 3-0 to reach 1st Champions League final

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LISBON, Aug 19: The wait is finally over for Paris Saint-Germain.

After 110 Champions League matches, the French powerhouse has made it to the final of Europe�s top club competition.

No other club to reach the final had to wait longer, with Arsenal holding the previous record by going 90 matches from 1971-2006 before being able to play for the title.

And there was no need for late drama for PSG this time as Angel Di Maria scored a goal and set up two others in a comfortable 3-0 win over Leipzig in the semifinals on Tuesday. PSG needed two late goals to come back against Atalanta in the quarterfinals last week.

�We�re very happy. It�s a first for the club,� Di Maria said. �We worked hard and played a great game. We want to make history for the club. We succeeded tonight and we�re in the final, that�s very important. We have to continue like tonight to make our dream come true.�

PSG became the first French league club to reach the Champions League final since Monaco in 2004, and it can become the second French team to win the title after Marseille in 1993.

PSG will face either five-time champions Bayern Munich or fellow French club Lyon. They meet on Wednesday in the other semifinal of the mini-tournament being played in Lisbon because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Marquinhos and Juan Bernat also scored as the Qatari-owned French club moved a win away from finally capturing an elusive European crown.

Neymar, who set up one of the goals with a neat backheel flick inside the area, is also a step closer to fulfilling his goal of winning the Champions League away from former club Barcelona. � AP

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PSG beat Leipzig 3-0 to reach 1st Champions League final

LISBON, Aug 19: The wait is finally over for Paris Saint-Germain.

After 110 Champions League matches, the French powerhouse has made it to the final of Europe�s top club competition.

No other club to reach the final had to wait longer, with Arsenal holding the previous record by going 90 matches from 1971-2006 before being able to play for the title.

And there was no need for late drama for PSG this time as Angel Di Maria scored a goal and set up two others in a comfortable 3-0 win over Leipzig in the semifinals on Tuesday. PSG needed two late goals to come back against Atalanta in the quarterfinals last week.

�We�re very happy. It�s a first for the club,� Di Maria said. �We worked hard and played a great game. We want to make history for the club. We succeeded tonight and we�re in the final, that�s very important. We have to continue like tonight to make our dream come true.�

PSG became the first French league club to reach the Champions League final since Monaco in 2004, and it can become the second French team to win the title after Marseille in 1993.

PSG will face either five-time champions Bayern Munich or fellow French club Lyon. They meet on Wednesday in the other semifinal of the mini-tournament being played in Lisbon because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Marquinhos and Juan Bernat also scored as the Qatari-owned French club moved a win away from finally capturing an elusive European crown.

Neymar, who set up one of the goals with a neat backheel flick inside the area, is also a step closer to fulfilling his goal of winning the Champions League away from former club Barcelona. � AP

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