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

Kylian Mbappe: Monaco have no reason to fear anyone

The loss may have eliminated BVB, but they will certainly have a shot to do it all again in the Champions League next season as they look to claim a place in the competition when they return to action in the Bundesliga.

'What more could you ask for than to be in the semi-finals?

While Lionel Messi had a rare off night, twice missing the target with gilt-edged opportunities, Barca were rarely afforded space in the final third and their movement was largely strangled by their obdurate quarter-final opponents. It's an attackinggame, we play on the front foot. "For them to worry about playing us".

The principality side beat Borussia Dortmund 3-1 for a 6-3 aggregate win with the 18-year-old netting three times over both legs as Monaco joined Juventus, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid in the last four. "I feel appreciated and supported by the club and by the players".

"It's an incredible season for us, indeed". I think that's essential if you want to get the best out of yourself and improve.

"The explosion before the first leg won't be processed in just a week or two", he said.

"We had a first leg which was not good", he said. Then we made too many mistakes in our passing and positioning.

"We didn't have so much luck sometimes so we were searching for the luck".

The Germany worldwide was dragged off after only 26 minutes as Monaco had attacked freely down his channel and raced into a 2-0 lead through goals by Kylian Mbappe and Radamel Falcao.

The Ligue 1 leaders, the first team in the Champions League to reach the last four after going through two preliminary rounds, had the game nearly wrapped up after early goals by youngster Kylian Mbappe and Colombian striker Radamel Falcao.

Mbappe and resurgent forward Radamel Falcao scored early goals to put immediate pressure on Dortmund, which trailed 3-2 from the first leg of the quarterfinal in Germany.

"Everyone went quiet and it felt not so good", said Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel.

Police delayed the bus for around 20 minutes, delaying kickoff for about five minutes.

German midfielder Reus found the net at the start of the second half, but Monaco substitute Germain added a late third for Jardim's well-drilled outfit just moments after coming on.

"All the players played at a high level", Jardim said. "The French clubs aren't used to reaching this level, so we are also representing France".

"Our rivals will want to draw us [on Friday] but our ambition is to enjoy it and play with our attacking qualities like we always do".

"Tonight we played a very solid game, we were in control but we showed ambition".

"Everyone was on the bus and the police were ready to accompany us, but then we were told we had to wait", Tuchel said.

Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel accepted his side had come off second best, with Monaco's early goal "destroying our belief".

Dortmund coach Tuchel had few complaints, telling reporters: "We started well with one or two unsafe moves where we found some space and then conceded an unlucky goal". After every step we've taken we've looked at it and we've kept working, ' Mbappe said following the emphatic quarter-final victory over Dortmund, as reported by Goal.

"We never tried to protect the result", Jardim said.

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