Monaco Vs. Borussia Dortmund Live Stream
- Author: Julie Sanders Apr 21, 2017,
Apr 21, 2017, 2:32
The rearranged quarter-final first leg was played just a day removed from an attack on Thomas Tuchel's team looked out of touch against the slick Monaco attack.
The incident occurred a week after the first leg was postponed by 24 hours after the Borussia team bus was attacked with explosives on its way to the stadium.
Meanwhile, Kylian Mbappe and Radamel Falcao struck early as AS Monaco reached the semi-finals with a 3-1 home win over Borussia Dortmund to seal a 6-3 aggregate victory.
Tuchel, who also said his side made too many mistakes in Wednesday's 3-1 second-leg defeat at Monaco, told BT Sport that the delay affected the team's focus.
"The police was there to escort us and we asked them why we couldn't move and they just said 'for safety reasons.' You can imagine that eight days after the attack that [this is] the worst thing that can happen".
Dortmund coach Tuchel had few complaints, telling reporters: "We started well with one or two risky moves where we found some space and then conceded an unlucky goal". As football statisticians Opta revealed on Wednesday, Mbappe became the youngest player ever to get to five goals in the Champions League knockout phase, beating Real Madrid great Raul's previous mark, after netting the opener against Dortmund.
"We've faced a lot of teams who have very good strikers and we know what to do", Reus said confidently.
Mbappe scored twice in the first leg, either side of a Bender own goal, to leave Monaco in pole position to reach the semi-finals for the first time in 13 years.
"During the 90 minutes it was slightly easier for us than it was on Wednesday evening", Dortmund captain Marcel Schmelzer said. "My team is used to playing a certain way and that will not change".
"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." he said.
Both sets of fans united in a touching show of support beforehand, singing the famed football anthem "You'll Never Walk Alone" as they raised scarves together.
Borussia Dortmund, who have endured a nightmare week, were not going to give up there, however.
Mbappe was sprung down the right channel moments later, but dragged his right-footed shot from an angle wide of the far post.