Tyler Adams (right) celebrates his goal. (Photo courtesy of RB Leipzig Twitter page)

Tyler Adams is going to the UEFA Champions League semifinal for the first time because of well, Tyler Adams.

The former Red Bulls standout and current U.S. men’s national team player scored in the 88th minute to snap a 1-1 tie to boost RB Leipzig over Atletico Madrid in Lisbon, Spain Thursday night.

Leipzig will meet Paris St-Germain in the semis next week.

The 21-year-old Adams’ low shot from the edge of the area appeared to be going wide but hit Stefan Savic and the ball flew past goalkeeper Jan Oblak.

Adams, who joined the Bundesliga team as a 19-year-old in 2018, became the first American player to score

“With such a young team, we are not really fazed in these big moments,” Adams said.

“We’re very happy and I’m so proud of the group,” Leipzig coach Julian Nagelsmann added. “We defended with a lot of passion, and were the better team against a very good and experienced side. We were brilliant.”

Joao Felix equalized via a penalty kick midway through the second half.

Spaniard Dani Olmo had given Leipzig the lead early in second half as Nagelsmann’s side became the first German team outside of Bayern Munich or Borussia Dortmund to reach the semifinal of the Champions League since Schalke in 2011.