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Monaco don´t want to avoid anyone, says magical Mbappe

21 April 2017

Leonardo Jardim insists Monaco will not give up their attacking "DNA" when they welcome Borussia Dortmund for the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final on Wednesday, despite their advantage in the tie.

Last week's first leg was postponed by 24 hours after the Dortmund team bus was attacked with explosives on its way to the stadium.

Borussia Dortmund head to Monaco with the task of overturning a 3-2 first leg deficit it what is set to be a hard night for the Germans. Reus could be a deciding factor in the second leg.

Falcao has warned Monaco not to think Dortmund are out of the champions league yet, as they prepare for the second leg.

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Schmelzer and Dembele started on the bench along with Sven Bender as Erik Durm, Raphael Guerreiro and Matthias Ginter all started for the German club, who were looking to overturn a 3-2 first-leg deficit at the Stade Louis II.

The 18-year-old was a lively presence throughout as goals from fellow strikers Radamel Falcao and Valere Germain saw Monaco through to the semi-finals - where they could face Real Madrid, Juventus or Atletico Madrid - but Mbappe is unconcerned about the prospects of Friday's draw. We are trying to talk a lot among ourselves, to cope with it all, but we have also had professional help offered to us, which I believe is very important.

Tuchel said the incident evoked bad memories of last Tuesday's bus attack in Germany, when three explosions went off as the bus headed to the stadium for the home leg.

The France global then took his reputation to new heights at Signal Iduna Park where he scored either side of half-time to secure a 3-2 victory before scoring again at the Stade Louis II.

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"The police didn't let our team bus leave the hotel without giving the reason for around 20 minutes", Dortmund said on its official Twitter account. We're the team that's played the most games in all of Europe.

"It's been an incredible season and we're a bunch of mates who manage to enjoy ourselves out on the pitch", Mbappe said. "I am very optimistic because we know our quality, even if we are aware that we are up against a quality side".

However, Germain put an end to any hopes Dortmund still held in the 81st minute, poking home Lemar's deflected cross from the left to complete the victory on the night.

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