Sadness to surreal: The biggest day in Tyler Adams' career
(Miguel A. Lopes/Pool Photo via AP)LISBON A day that ended with Tyler Adams producing the biggest moment in Leipzigs history and his own young career started in disappointment. Without a goal in his injury-disrupted 20 months at Leipzig, Adams confidence wasnt diminished that he could break the 1-1 deadlock in the quarterfinal. An American had never done so this late in the Champions League knockout stage. The Bundesliga was reached in 2016 and Champions League qualification secured within three years. It's a crazy, crazy journey for RB Leipzig," Nagelsmann said.
No fans and no protesters as Leipzig beats Mainz 5-0
Leipzig's Timo Werner in action with 1.FSV Mainz 05's Moussa Niakhate during a German Bundesliga soccer match between FSV Mainz 05 and RB Leipzig in Mainz, Germany, Sunday, May 24, 2020. (Kai Pfaffenbach/pool via AP)BERLIN Leipzig seemed to enjoy playing in an empty stadium with no protesters as it routed host Mainz 5-0 to move third in the Bundesliga on Sunday. Leipzig has got used to protests from rival fans due to its support from backer Red Bull. Leipzig players have been regularly whistled at away grounds, and Union Berlin supporters even held a funeral march for soccer before their teams game in Leipzig earlier this season. Leipzig, which beat Mainz 8-0 in front of its own fans earlier this season, took advantage of Borussia Mnchengladbachs 3-1 loss at home to Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday as it stayed three points behind second-place Borussia Dortmund.