Dortmund: police held team bus for 20 minutes before gameBy Kelly Sanders Apr 20, 2017
There will be sympathy for Dortmund, whose coach Thomas Tuchel claimed it was "absurd" to play last week's first leg so soon after the incident with the team bus, and they will wonder what might have been had Nuri Sahin's free-kick not rebounded off the post with the score at 1-0 here.
Marco Reus: Dortmund looked one dimensional without the Germany worldwide in their armoury.
"All that happened last week has made us stronger".
The game had been scheduled for Tuesday night but was postponed when the Dortmund team bus was targeted with three pipe bombs as it made its way to the Westfalenstadion.
Dortmund got back on track with a 3-2 Bundesliga win over Frankfurt the weekend, while Monaco kept rolling in the league with a 2-1 win against Dijon.
His fiery pace and ridiculous power had the Dortmund players shivering in their boots and it would be a great surprise if Thomas Tuchel's side didn't attempt to shut him out the game completely.
One of many outstanding young players in the Bundesliga side, the 18-year-old could be the cream of the crop. Raphael Guerreiro then crossed to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who knocked the ball forward for Shinji Kagawa to square to Dembele to tap into the net.
The Dortmund squad received a timely boost when Bartra left hospital on Saturday.
Dortmund midfielder Nuri Sahin hit a post with a free-kick before Falcao headed in a second for Monaco on 17 minutes to all but end the match as a contest.
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While recovering at home, Bartra received a visit from his ex-Barcelona teammates Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba yesterday.
The French side go into the second leg of their last eight clash with the advantage.
Monaco got off to a fast start in the first leg when Kylian Mbappe scored in 19th minute.
Many Barcelona fans are optimistic that their team will upturn the first leg defeat considering how they came back against PSG in their round of 16 second leg duel.
The Portuguese said: "Our head must be on tomorrow only, nothing else. I strongly believe we can do it".
Borussia Dortmund will need a big performance from Marco Reus against Monaco. The 3-2 loss at home is hard, but far from impossible to come back from.
Monaco plan to welcome back both Tiemoué Bakayoko, who missed the first leg through suspension, and Benjamin Mendy, who dropped out late with an injury, back into their starting eleven.
Monaco have won all 12 of their European matches when they were victorious in the first-leg - and Dortmund want to make it unlucky 13.
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