Champions League: Monaco Charge Into Semi-Finals After Vibrant Win Against Dortmund (Video)

Alan Duffy

20th, April 2017

Monaco booked their place in the Champions League semi-finals for the first time since 2004 via a superb display against Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday.

Coming into the game on the back of a 3-2 aggregate lead, the hosts were their effervescent best from the off.

Indeed, It only took them three minutes to take the lead, with teen sensation Kylian Mbappe netting from close-range after Roman Burki in the Dortmund goal could only parry Benjamin Mendy’s shot.

Monaco were at their swashbuckling best on the night and went 2-0 up on 17 minutes, with Rademel Falcao deftly heading home from a Thomas Lemar centre.

After the break, Dortmund finally got themselves back into the game, with a superb run from sub Ousmane Dembele setting up Marco Reus who fired home.

However, any hopes the Germans had of staying the competition were snuffed out when Monaco sub Valere Germain netted late on, just 22 seconds after coming off the bench.

The win on the night game Monaco a comprehensive 6-3 aggregate victory, although the decision to reschedule the first leg just one day after the awful bomb attack on the Dortmund bus no doubt had a major bearing on the overall result.

While Thomas Tuchel’s side can now focus on the Bundesliga, Leonardo Jardim’s vibrant, attacking Monaco side can look forward to a clash with a European heavyweight in the last four.

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