Marvellous Mbappe sets new Champions League records

Paola Ditto
Aprile 21, 2017

As Monaco strolled into the semi-finals of the Champions League on Wednesday night, reaching the last four of the competition for the first time since 2004 thanks to one of their more complete performances of the season.

When the game finally went ahead at Signal Iduna Park Dortmund lost 3-2 and Tuchel later fumed at UEFA for allowing the match to be played at all.

But any thoughts of a revival were ended by Germain, another replacement, as he converted following a swift Monaco break only 22 seconds after taking the field in place of Mbappe.

Meanwhile, Kylian Mbappe and Radamel Falcao struck early as AS Monaco reached the semi-finals with a 3-1 home win over Borussia Dortmund to seal a 6-3 aggregate victory.

Marco Reus rued Borussia Dortmund's slow start after they were eliminated at the quarter-final stage of the Champions League by Monaco.

The first leg was postponed after an attack on Dortmund's team coach but Jardim believes the Bundesliga team will have regained their focus for their trip to Monaco.

The semifinalists for the 2016-17 season of the Champions League have been decided.

Reus, who had missed the first leg with a hamstring injury, pulled a goal back within three minutes when he smashed a cross from Dembele into the top corner after the teenager had charged down the right.

Tuchel said the German club's bus was scheduled to leave one-and-a-half hours before kick-off and "everyone was there ready to go".

Monaco will be a bit more reserved defensively while looking to counter and get a goal, which would mean Dortmund would have to score three. Dortmund said their bus had been held up by police at their hotel for 20 minutes.

Dortmund's fans also sang "Hourrah, Hourrah, Monaco" (Hurray, Hurray Monaco), returning the compliment after Monaco clapped and sang for Dortmund in the first leg. "They have [Gonzalo] Castro and [Marco] Reus back and they're two very important players for them".

Monaco won the rearranged fixture 3-2.

Dortmund's chances of reaching the semi-finals are boosted by the presence of German worldwide star Marco Reus.

"We understand that tomorrow is a closing, it'll be required to value our principles of play". We have to keep going along the same lines and look at what didn't work so well today; I think that at some points we were too passive, we sat too deep.

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