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Monaco vs Borussia Dortmund

21 April 2017

Borussia Dortmund manager Thomas Tuchel insists that his side have put the attack on their team bus behind them and will emerge stronger because of the incident.

There was no Marc Bartra, the Spanish defender who needed surgery on a broken wrist suffered in the attack on the Dortmund team bus that forced the first leg to be postponed by 24 hours.

Teenage forward Kylian Mbappe, former Manchester United and Chelsea striker Radamel Falcao and substitute Valere Germain netted for Monaco in their quarter-final second leg at Stade Louis II, while Marco Reus replied for Dortmund. "The police was there to escort us and we asked them why we couldn't move and they just said 'for safety reasons.' You can imagine that eight days after the attack that (this is) the worst thing that can happen".

With that goal, Mbappe became the first ever player to score in each of his first four Champions League knockout games.

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Speaking to reporters after the match, Reus said: "We did not start well, we did not enter the challenges and failed to put pressure on them and it quickly was 2-0". The night before, Dortmund's bus was bombed in an attack that we now know was quite serious.

Now they are preparing for their first semi-final appearance since 2004 as they join Juventus, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid in the draw.

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.

Raul, a three-time Champions League victor with Real Madrid, was 41 days older than Mbappe when the Spaniard scored his fifth goal in the competition. The match was hurriedly rescheduled for the next day and Monaco won 3-2.

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Monaco then made the Germans' task all-but-impossible three minutes later - Falcao found space in front of Matthias Ginter and steered in Thomas Lemar's cross from the left with a diving header. "My team is used to playing a certain way and that will not change".

"At this level you can not set limits for your players".

Borussia Dortmund, who have endured a nightmare week, were not going to give up there, however. Mbappe slotted the loose ball into the bottom left corner for his 22nd goal of a breakthrough season that has made the 18-year-old arguably the most sought after young talent in world football.

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