Dortmund Emotionally Ready to Face Monaco: Coach


Germany's Champions League challenge is over, as Borussia Dortmund joined Bayern Munich in exiting at the quarterfinal stage. We were always looking for the extra goal, that is the way we play, it is in our DNA.

Benjamin Mendy's fierce 25-metre strike was parried by Roman Burki into the path of Mbappe, who coolly slotted home to put the hosts ahead. Our trademark is to try to score goals. "They have [Gonzalo] Castro and [Marco] Reus back and they're two very important players for them".

Dortmund came close to an equaliser when Nuri Sahin's free kick hit Danijel Subasic's left-hand post. In this situation, the chances of retaliatory attacks from the Monegasques will be plenty, considering not too reliable defense "Borussia", we would not be in a hurry with the rates on the German club, at least not lose Monegasques are quite capable. I hope that things get better very quickly. It became an end-to-end affair, with defences stretched to their limits.

Mbappe said after becoming the first player in Champions League history to score in his first four knockout ties.

Both teams produced plenty of entertainment in their respective victories over Benfica and Manchester City, and that one of them will progress to the semi-finals of Europe's top competition is good news for a tournament that has been dominated by a small group of elite clubs for quite some time now. They are major underdogs going into the second leg but are back in the hunt after beating Eintracht Frankfurt 3-1 on Saturday, with Marco Reus playing the first half.

It's a sad day in the United States of America today. Mbappe's talent has shone only briefly so far, but he must already be valued at a similar sum.

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Monaco, who will be without suspended midfielder Fabinho, are balancing European commitments against a finely poised Ligue 1 title race with Paris Saint-Germain and Nice, but Jardim believes his side have enough energy in the tank.

"In Monaco, they sometimes play with four attacking players at the same time".

Not conceding them, however, is somewhat hard against a Monaco side that has scored 138 goals this season, and boasts one of the hottest talents in football.

The kickoff was delayed by five minutes after the German team arrived late at the Louis-II stadium due to traffic problems, UEFA said.

A policeman was injured along with Dortmund's Spanish global defender Marc Bartra, who needed surgery on a broken wrist after being hit by flying glass. We expect Dortmund to be much stronger than in the first leg.