LIVE: Dortmund vs Monaco UEFA Champions League

By  Football Pulp - 12 April 2017

Borussia Dortmund 2-3 AS Monaco

Dembélé (57') Kagawa (84') | Mbappe (19', 79') Bender (35' og)

 

Full-Time: Dortmund 2-3 Monaco 

Famous first leg victory for Monaco. Sloppy play overall from the home side initially but they bounced back well in the second half. Monaco has the advantage ahead of the second leg but can Dortmund pull off a miracle when the two sides meet again in 6 days time? 

90+1 min: Good opportunity to level the tie but sent wide by Aubameyang. 

90 min: Not a great cross by Pulisic. 

89 min: What a run by Aubameyang but Lemar relieves the pressure. 

87 min: Danijel Subasic receives a yellow card 

85 min: Substitution for Monaco. Falco makes way for Valere Germain. 

84 min: GOOOOOOAAAAALLLLLLL

Kagawa scores. Brilliant game of football. Dortmund 2, Monaco 3. 

81 min: Yellow card for Fabinho. (Misses next match)

79 min: GOOOAAAALLLLLLLLL

Kylian Mbappe scores and its 1-3 for Monaco. This may wrap the proceedings. 

77 min: Christian Pulisic volley is saved by the keeper. 

76 min: What a miss by Falcao. That would have wrapped the tie and may well a semi-final spot for Monaco. 

74 min: Sokratis Papastathopoulos trips Mbappe in a dangerous position. 

73 min: Play stopped as there was a player lying on the field. The game has restarted. 

Dortmund have had 66% of possession compared to Monaco's 34%. 

68 min: Foul on Kagawa. Silly free-kick to give away by Monaco. Dangerous position for the kick. Nabil Dirar receives a Yellow Card. 

66 min: Substitution for Monaco. Bernardo Silva is being replaced by Nabil Dirar. 

57 min: GooooooaaaaaLLLLLLLLLLL. Dortmund Scores. 

Ousmane Dembele tapped an easy ball to decrease the deficit. What a start to second-half by Dortmund. 

55 min: A lot better start by Dortmund. Monaco looked more conservative. They can increase the deficit but Dortmund are creating chances.  

Dortmund are threatening inside the box but equally brilliant defending by Monaco. 

49 min: Sloopy play from Monaco. 

47 min: Ousmane Dembele shots goes wide. 

46 min: Yellow card for Monaco straightaway. An opportunity for the homeside. Jemerson receives a yellow card. 

Second-half 

We are underway. Nuri Sahin replaces Sven Bender and Christian Pulisic is on for Marcel Schmelzer. Double substitution for Dortmund. 

Half-Time 

What a dramatic first-half it has been. Penalty, a controversial goal and an own goal. This game has had everything to offer. Monaco have been positive passing the ball all across. Its half-time and Monaco are leading the tie 0-2. Dortmund have had their chances but nothing extravagant. We will be right back with the second-half in few minutes time. Where’s Aubameyang btw?

 

 

35 min: GOOOOOOAAAALLLLLL

Sven Bender scores an own goal. What a terrible night this lad is having. Monaco leads 0-2. 

34 min: Ousmane Dembele  is ruled offside. Nice one-on-one play by Dortmund. 

24 min: The game gets underway. 

23 min: Thomas Lemar is down and receiving medical treatment on the field. 

18 min: GOOOOAAAALLLLLLL for Monaco 

A beautiful run by Silva and a lucky final touch by Mbappé. Thomas Lemar provided the assist. Monaco leads 0-1. 

16 min: MISSEEEDDDDDD

Fabinho sends the ball wide on the left. Opportunity missed. 

15 min: Penalty for Monaco..

Sokratis Papastathopoulos fouled Kylian Mbappe in the box. Fabinho to take the panelty.  

Scenes you won’t see anywhere else. Crazy from Dortmund fans!

 

 

 

10 min: Steady display by Monaco. They haven’t allowed Dortmund to take control of the game in the opening 10 minutes although the Germans have had dominated the possession.

5 min: The game is going smooth so far and the home side has the possession so far. The pace is missing in the game.  

Kick-off 

We are underway. The pitch looks good and we expect this to be a thriller. 

We are 30 minutes away from the Kick-off at Signal Iduna Park. 

 

 

Line-Ups 

 

 

 

 

Thomas Tuchel, Dortmund coach

We are not in a difficult position. We have had one bad result, a well-deserved [4-1] loss at Bayern [on Saturday]. We have asked the players to put that defeat behind them. Sometimes that makes sense, just to forget a game, especially when you are playing Saturday, Wednesday, and Saturday.

Thomas_Tuchel

Monaco have lots of players who impress us. We think they have outstanding individual quality, but they are also very compact as a team and athletically very strong. They have big personalities and many top talents. Usually it is a 50-50 game, but the momentum currently is a little bit on their side. But we feel ready for this great game, to show all our strengths and to win it.

 

Leonardo Jardim, Monaco coach

Radamel Falcao's return means more quality and experience in our side. We have noticed the difference [he makes] before in the Champions League. We know we have a couple of problems with Sidibé and Bakayoko missing, but we must rely on our strength-in-depth.

It will be a very intense game against a very good side with very good players. They have more European experience than we do, which is an advantage, and they have a deeper squad. We will have to play to our strengths and show who we are. But we also have to be wary of their quality when defending. There has to be a balance.

Head-coach-of-Monaco-Leonardo-Jardim

It is not easy trying to play at full intensity every three days. I don't know if a team ever went from the third qualifying round to the quarter-finals. We have had the most games of any team so far.

 

Possible Line-ups 

 

Dortmund: Bürki; Piszczek, Papastathopoulos, Bartra, Schmelzer; Weigl; Dembélé, Kagawa, Pulišić, Guerreiro; Aubameyang.

Monaco: Subašić; Touré, Glik, Jemerson, Raggi; Silva, Fabinho, Moutinho, Lemar; Falcao, Mbappé.

 

Stat Check

Dortmund have won 6, lost 5 and drawn 5 against French opponents.

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Monaco have won 7 against Bundesliga outfits, losing 4 and drawing 5.   

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Fans from both the clubs show support for Marc Bartra. The show must go on!

 

 

Tuesday night’s Champions League tie between Dortmund and Monaco was postponed following three explosions near Dortmund’s bus. The game will be played tonight. It was a sad day indeed, but Dortmund fans showed complete solidarity with the traveling fans. Marc Bartra was injured and was shifted to a hospital. Monaco fans were left without accommodation for the night, but Dortmund fans offered them spare rooms and couches to spend the night on. The supporters were able to communicate and arrange meet-ups using the hashtag #bedforawayfans.

The match is just a few hours away from kick-off. Brace yourself because we will be live in a few hours updating you on the live action from Germany. Follow the live build-up ahead of the UEFA Champions League quarter final between Dortmund and Monaco and stay tuned for live updates.

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