Jardim: Monaco won't abandon attacking style in Champions League semis


Monaco's Radamel Falcao, center below, heads the ball to score the team's second goal during the Champions League quarterfinal second leg soccer match between Monaco and Dortmund at the Louis II stadium in Monaco, Wednesday April 19, 2017.

Marco Reus' strike early in the second half briefly sparked hope of a revival, but Monaco's deserved progression to the semi-finals arrived in the closing stages when substitute Valere Germain scored with his first touch to secure a 3-1 win and 6-3 aggregate triumph.

Titleholders Real Madrid, last year's runners-up Atletico Madrid or Juventus await in the semi-finals but Monaco will not abandon their style according to Jardim, who could not hide his pride post-match.

The incident meant that kick-off was pushed back by five minutes, with Tuchel admitting that the nerves around the situation put the players in an "awkward" mindset after last week's bomb attack on his matchday squad for the first leg.

Jardim: Monaco won't abandon attacking style in Champions League semis

With nine minutes left Monaco substitute Valere Germain, who had only just come on for Mbappe, swept the ball in at the far post following a run down the left by Lemar.

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. Dortmund had to wait for 22 minutes on the team bus while additional checks were carried before getting the O.K. from local police to enter the stadium. Kickoff was briefly delayed.

Kylian Mbappe has become the first player in Champions League history to score in his first four knockout games after the Monaco striker found the net against Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday.

It was from his first burst from full-back that Mendy forced Dortmund goalkeeper Roman Burki to parry a long-range effort into the path of Mbappe, and the prolific teenager finished smartly.

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He had scored twice in the first leg and in both legs against Manchester City in the Round of 16.

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.

Monaco's young stars may have shone through over the two legs, but Dortmund have one of their own.

"Everyone was on the bus and the police were ready to accompany us, but then we were told we had to wait", Tuchel said, after the 3-1 defeat which saw them go out 6-3 on aggregate.

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Juventus showed all the poise and experience that PSG had sorely lacked in the previous round.

"We know it will be very tough, but we have the energy and confidence we need to get a result".

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