Champions League Tuchel stunned as Dortmund bus delayed in Monaco

Dortmund were unable to overturn a 3-2 deficit from last week's highly emotional first leg, which took place less than 24 hours after a bomb attack on their team bus as it made its way to the club's Westfalenstadion.

The changes meant Tuchel sent his side out in a 3-5-2 formation, with Marco Reus - who missed the first leg - supporting one-time Monaco player Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in attack.

"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".

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.

Although the principality team have three away goals in the financial institution, Falcao says they have to anticipate a renewed challenge from Thomas Tuchel's side as they pursue a fourth Champions League semifinal appearance.

Monaco striker Radamel Falcao stunned the Manchester City fans with an expert chip over the keeper sending City crashing out of the Champions League.

A normally loose Monaco side defended stoutly before wrapping up the tie for good when Valere Germain scored in the 81st minute, just 22 seconds after coming off the bench to replace the impressive Mbappe.

After an explosive and thrilling games on Tuesday night, April 18, when holders Real Madrid qualification to the semi-finals of the 2017 Champions League after defeating Bayern Munich, action resumes as Barcelona hope for another epic comeback against Juventus, while Monaco will be at home against Dortmund.

"Still, it wasn't over then, as we could have scored three".

However, their second-leg preparation was also disrupted with Dortmund saying their bus was held for 20 minutes by local police.

"In the first leg it was impossible to approach the game with the concentration and mentality needed to deliver a top-level performance". It is up to us to play as we have done since the beginning of the season. We play attacking football. "I think the players are ready and are working well". "I expect Dortmund to be much stronger, they will have overcome to some extent the events of the first leg".

Dortmund's urgency to find goals left them exposed at the back and Falcao controlled Jemerson's long punt before wastefully scooping his shot over the crossbar.



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