There are two German-French duels in the semi-finals in the Champions League. The Europa League winner and thus the first winner of a final tournament will be determined in Cologne. The women continue in the premier class - and the amateurs are also in focus.
Berlin (dpa) - RB against PSG and Bayern against Lyon - there will be two semi-finals in the premier football class, which were not necessarily expected. In the Europa League, Sevilla FC is already a finalist after beating Manchester United on Sunday evening.
RB LEIPZIG - PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN: Eleven years after the club was founded, RB Leipzig is in the semi-finals of the Champions League for the first time. No other club has succeeded in this in the premier class before the Bundesliga club. With the German coach duel between RB coach Julian Nagelsmann and Thomas Tuchel, the game on Tuesday (9 p.m. / Sky and DAZN) in the Estádio da Luz in Lisbon will get a special touch. Both have known each other since 2007, when Tuchel was Nagelsmann's coach at FC Augsburg II. The final training session is due for both teams on Monday. While Nagelsmann lets his team practice at the venue, Tuchel asks the star ensemble for Kylian Mbappé and Neymar on the Sporting Lisbon training ground.
OLYMPIQUE LYON - FC BAYERN: Bayern have been in Portugal for a week. After the training camp in the Algarve and the terrific 8: 2 against FC Barcelona, the stay should last a full week. "We really want to go to the final," said Jérôme Boateng in Lisbon. For this, however, the semi-final curse that has prevailed since winning the 2013 title would have to be ended on Wednesday (9 p.m.) in the Estádio José Alvalade: 2014 (Real Madrid), 2015 (Barcelona), 2016 (Atlético Madrid) and 2018 (Real Madrid) were for the Munich team in the semifinals terminus. The colossal start to the tournament against Barcelona gave the team "another push" for the triple mission in Portugal, Boateng reported confidently.
EUROPEAN LEAGUE CORONATION: On Friday, the Europa League winner and thus the first winner of a final tournament will be determined in Cologne. After the 2-1 win against Manchester United, Sevilla FC and the winners of the second semi-final will meet on Monday between Inter Milan and Shakhtar Donetsk. All possible winners have won the Europa League or the UEFA Cup forerunner competition at least once. As the only German participant in the final tournament in North Rhine-Westphalia, Bayer Leverkusen was eliminated with a 1: 2 against Inter Milan in the quarter-finals.
WOMEN'S KING CLASS: Olympique Lyon, VfL Wolfsburg or an outsider? The final tournament of the Women's Champions League begins in San Sebastian and Bilbao on Friday. Wolfsburg, who are aiming for the triple, will face Glasgow City in the quarter-finals on Friday and are favorites. The second German representative, FC Bayern Munich, has a much harder time and is an outsider against Cup defender Lyon. The two top teams from Lyon and Wolfsburg can only meet in the final on August 30th in San Sebastian.
FINAL DAY OF AMATEURS: With a long delay due to the Corona break, 19 of 21 state cup winners will be determined on Saturday. ARD starts its live conference at 2.30 p.m. For the clubs it is also about the lucrative entry into the first round of the DFB Cup, which is to be played from September 11 to 14. The Mittelrhein Football Association is particularly excited: The local cup winner - Alemannia Aachen or 1. FC Düren - can play against FC Bayern Munich.
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