Falcao To Monaco: Dortmund Are Not Done

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Falcao To Monaco: Dortmund Are Not Done

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.

Monaco vs Borussia Dortmund at 2:45pm on Fox Sports 1 in the Champions League quarterfinals. Understandably the events of last week are not to be forgotten but a team with the class and professionalism of Dortmund will be sure come out firing, especially since star man Marco Reus is set to make his return.

Twice European champion Juventus lacked the spark and power of its thrilling first-leg victory in Turin, but there was rarely any doubt it would exact revenge for its defeat to Barcelona in the 2015 Champions League final by reaching a 12th semi-final.

Talking about the goal scorers in the exciting and action-packed second leg clash, with strikes from Kylian Mbappe in the third minute and Radamel Falcao in the 17 minute, the victors got an irresistible lead in the first few moments of the match.

Monaco joined Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid and Juventus in the last four of Europe's premier club competition, becoming the first French team to achieve the feat since Olympique Lyonnais in 2010.

"Unfortunately we didn't have the quality, energy or the luck to get into the semi-finals", said Dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel.

"Now, regardless of who we will take on next, we will be facing a very experienced team".

UEFA blamed "heavy traffic" for the hold-up but, on their official Twitter account, Dortmund said they had been delayed in leaving their hotel by police for around 20 minutes "without justification".

"We played a very solid game, we were in control but we showed ambition". 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.

In all the games Dortmund played this season, Reus spent only 1,090 minutes on the pitch but was involved in 13 goals (seven goals, six assists). "For me, not; for the players, I don't know".

The hosts poured forward with ruthless efficiency in the first half, with the pace of Benjamin Mendy and Thomas Lemar creating an overlap on Monaco's left that Dortmund had no answer to.

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