Published: Fri, April 21, 2017
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

Impressive Monaco Eliminate Dortmund

Impressive Monaco Eliminate Dortmund

Last week's first leg was postponed by 24 hours after a bomb attack on the Dortmund team bus en route to the game in Germany which injured a policeman and left Dortmund's Spanish global defender Marc Bartra needing surgery on a broken wrist.

After beating Borussia Dortmund 3- 2 in the first leg in Germany, Monaco have handed themselves a golden opportunity to secure the semi-final ticket as Dortmund will now have to fight hard to upturn the deficit.

But any thoughts of a revival were ended by Germain, another replacement, as he converted following a swift Monaco break only 22 seconds after taking the field in place of Mbappe.

The midfielder won't be playing Wednesday either, when Monaco host Borussia Dortmund in their Champions League quarterfinal.

The Monaco whizkid is putting every single opponent he faces to the sword at the moment, with the Champions League particularly a competition he's flourishing in.

"In the first leg it was impossible to be at a normal level, in terms of concentration".

Radamel Falcao and Valere Germain added to Mbappe's strike, helping Leonardo Jardim's impressive side to the last four of the competition for the first time since 2004, when they reached the final before falling to Jose Mourinho's Porto.

He had only just come on for Mbappe when he converted Lemar's square ball with his first touch with nine minutes to go, as Monaco join Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid and Juventus in the semi-final draw. "Everyone was prepared and in the bus, but we couldn't move for 16 or 17 minutes", Tuchel said.

With that goal, Mbappe became the first ever player to score in each of his first four Champions League knockout games. We were always looking for the extra goal, that is the way we play, it is in our DNA.

The France worldwide then took his reputation to new heights at Signal Iduna Park where he scored either side of half-time to secure a 3-2 victory before scoring again at the Stade Louis II. The German team's bus was held without moving for around 20 minutes. "This quarter of an hour prevented us from thinking about football when we were well prepared for the match". "I think the players are ready and are working well".

Ahead of the return match, Dortmund players were escorted to the airport by police, WDR reported, as security was tightened. "I hope that with the Monaco fans, the German fans are going to enjoy the match after what happened over there".

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