Impressive Monaco Eliminate Dortmund

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Monaco eye history as Dortmund risk elimination

Monaco reached the Champions League semi-finals for the first time since 2004 after an impressive second-leg performance in the last eight against Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday.

Three explosions rocked the Borussia coach on its way to the stadium in Germany last Tuesday, causing the match to be postponed for 24 hours.

Monaco deposed of Manchester City in the last round and now they have set their sites on the team from Germany. "We have to make the most of this opportunity and to play with our qualities". "We're ready and focused", he told reporters. "We know it will be very tough, but we have the energy and confidence we need to get a result".

Mbappe netted twice in the first leg and a goal here merely enhanced the burgeoning reputation of a player who has scored 14 goals in his last 13 appearances for the Ligue 1 leaders.

Dortmund pushed for another goal in the closing stages, but it was the French outfit who grabbed the third goal in the 81st minute courtesy of a strike from substitute Valere Germain, who scored his first touch of the game.

That five-goal thriller swung from end-to-end and Jardim says he will not be sacrificing Monaco's attacking potential for a more defensive shape, even though a semi-final spot is within their grasp. It was a must-win game for Barca since they had lost the first leg 3-0 but in the end Juve were able to scrap out a 0-0 draw in the second leg to book a place in the semis.

"We stayed there for 16 or 17 minutes and when we tried to find out why, they just said it was for security reasons". "My team is used to playing a certain way and that will not change".

Before kick-off, the home fans showed solidarity by unveiling a banner which read: "BVB: You Will Never Walk Alone" as the anthem played out around the Stade Louis II.

It was a frantic spell after Mbappe's opener, with Monaco's attacking midfielder Bernardo Silva heading straight at Burki from a good position and Dortmund's Nuri Sahin hitting the crossbar with a curling freekick.

Dortmund keeper Roman Burki could only parry the ball, which fell straight to Mbappe and the 18-year-old coolly slotted into the bottom left corner.

Mbappe was sprung down the right channel moments later, but dragged his right-footed shot from an angle wide of the far post.

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