OK, we’re going to wrap things up here for now. Thanks for following along.
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Well, we said there’d be goals, and there were. Five of them, and although Monaco’s 3-2 victory means they go into the second leg as clear favourites, Shinji Kagawa’s late goal has given Dortmund some hope. Dortmund were rotten in the first half, and Monaco fully deserved their 2-0 lead, but Thomas Tuchel’s side came roaring back after half-time to really make a game of it. Dortmund played really well in the second 45, and Tuchel might well be OK with 2-3, considering how poor they were before the break.
Kylian Mbappé, however, was the star on the night, and he becomes the youngest player in Champions League history to score two goals in the knockout stage. Monaco are in the box seat, but it isn’t quite finished. It should be interesting to see what Tuchel has to say post-match about the decision to play the game so soon after the postponement.
That’s it! What a game.
90 min +2 Still Dortmund attack. But then Raphael Guerreiro gives away a needless foul, and that could well be that.
90 min +1 Dembele’s corner is cleared, but it’s played back in, and Aubameyang heads over from six yards! What a chance. But was he being held by Kamil Glik? Probably! Glik definitely had a handful of Aubameyang, but the ref said no.
90 min Corner to Dortmund, although Pulisic might have done better with the cross. Three minutes of stoppage time.
88 min Thrilling run down the left from Aubameyang, but it doesn’t quite fall to a yellow shirt. Dortmund throwing everything forward.
87 min Fabinho was booked amid all that, which means he’ll miss the return leg. Three minutes to go, and Dortmund are really pressing.
85 min Pulisic crossed from the right, and Kagawa did brilliantly to accept the pass, feint inside, and bury a shot past Subasic. Impeccable from the Japanese. Five minutes left.
Magic from Kagawa, and maybe the tie isn’t done!
82 min Mbappé did really well to finish that, but it was a clear mistake from Piszczek. Dortmund had pushed right up to halfway, and everyone was committed, so there was no cover once Piszczek had sold Sokratis short. A shame, in many ways, because Dortmund had been on the front foot. Now it looks like the tie is done.
80 min It’s all gone quiet in the Westfalenstadion, and it was a bad goal to concede. Piszczek left Sokratis short with a bad pass, Mbappé nipped in, and all of a sudden he was away, streaking clear … and his finish was outstanding: into the roof of the net with pace. He still had a lot to do, but that was emphatic. Brilliant execution, and Mbappé has done it again.
Never mind: Mbappé scores again!
78 min That was Monaco’s first attack of the second half, and it was surgical. Lemar’s ball was perfect, and though Falcao’s first touch was super, his second wasn’t. It should be 3-1.
76 min Oh, Falcao could have sealed it! He ran in behind the Dortmund defence, took it to one side, and Burki was committed, but Falcao placed his left-foot shot over the bar! Big, big chance for 3-1. Falcao has his head in his hands.
74 min Sokratis might just have escaped a red card there. Mbappé ran past him, and Sokratis, who has already been booked, dived in but missed the ball. Referee Daniele Orsato whistled for a foul, but didn’t show a second yellow, although he might have done. Mbappé, for good measure, waved an imaginary card, which was all rather unnecessary.
72 min Dembele is nearly in, but Dortmund will settle for a corner. Flicked away, but Dembele retrieves it and puts it back into the mix. Subasic handles safely, though.
70 min Sahin and Pulisic have given Dortmund so much more purpose. Monaco have barely attacked since half-time.
69 min That’s well defended by Monaco, actually, and they smack it downfield.
68 min Dirar, who’s only been on for a couple of minutes, is booked for an intemperate lunge on Kagawa, right on the edge of the box. Dangerous position for Dortmund here.
67 min Handball by Touré, and a chance from the free kick for Dortmund. Played in by Raphael Guerreiro, and Dortmund win the first header, but it just doesn’t fall for a yellow shirt, and Monaco blam it clear.
66 min Bernardo Silva is replaced by Nabil Dirar in Monaco’s first change.
65 min Monaco just can’t stop this Dortmund pressure. The visitors, who were so poised in the first half, suddenly look extremely ragged. There are more goals in this.
64 min Dortmund are winning all the second balls. Monaco could do with a spell of possession.
63 min Sloppy play from Bernardo Silva in the right-back slot, and Raphael Guerreiro smacks it right across the six-yard box! Aubameyang just couldn’t get the final touch.
61 min All three goals, interestingly, have come from crosses from the left. Lee Dixon would never have allowed it.
60 min It’s been all Dortmund in this second half. They’ve been miles better than they were before half-time. Monaco can’t get the ball!
58 min A lovely goal from the hosts, and a deserved one. Raphael Guerreiro swung it in from the left, Aubameyang flicked it goalwards in acrobatic fashion, and everyone stopped, except Kagawa, who kept it alive, poked it past Subasic, and Dembele rolled the ball into an empty net. So much better from Dortmund, and we have a game again!
Well done Dortmund! They’re back in it!
56 min Another Dortmund corner after Dembele takes on Jemerson and Raggi down the right. Played in, and Ginter wins it, but it’s safely through to Subasic.
53 min This is much better from the home side. Pulisic skins Raggi on the touchline and pulls it back to Dembele, but the shot is disappointing, and it’s blocked. But Pulisic has already made his presence felt, and Monaco haven’t been out of their own half since the break.
52 min Good defending from Monaco, and the danger is cleared.
51 min This is a bit more like it from Dortmund. Pulisic has made an impact, and now Sahin with a good run and cross. Cut out by Fabinho, but it’s a Dortmund corner.
49 min Slightly short backpass from Raggi, and Subasic has to hare out of his goal to clear the danger.
47 min Dembele hits it, and it’s well wide of the post. Really disappointing.
46 min We’re back, and within 20 seconds a big chance for Dortmund: Jemerson trips Aubameyang, is yellow carded, and it’s a Dortmund free kick right on the edge on the box.
There’s been some activity on the Dortmund bench: we might be seeing Christian Pulisic in this second half. In fact, we’ll be seeing Pulisic and Nuri Sahin. Bender and Schmelzer the men replaced, so Dortmund going to a flat back four.
Monaco have been excellent, and with a quarter of the tie gone, they’re in the driving seat. Two bits of luck on the goals, perhaps – a hint of offside and an unstoppable OG – but they’ve been the much classier side, and it could have been 3-0 had Fabinho not pushed his penalty wide of the post. Shinji Kagawa missed a great chance for Dortmund at 0-1, but the home side haven’t shown nearly enough, and their defending has been sub-par for a Champions League quarter-final. Monaco are cruising.
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That’s the whistle.
45 min Great release from Bernardo Silva to set Falcao away, but his shot is blocked. Bernardo Silva’s been brilliant in this first half.
43 min After a slow start, Monaco have really got their counter-attacking game going now. Dortmund look extremely nervy in defence.
41 min Just going back to the first goal, should Mbappé have been flagged for offside? Clive Allen on commentary insisted he was level, but having seen it again, he definitely looked to have stepped half a yard beyond the defender. The Dortmund players wanted a flag, but none came, and now Monaco have this tie in their grasp.
40 min Ginter is booked for a late tackle on Lemar, and it’s all going down the tubes for Dortmund.
38 min I don’t think Falcao touched Bender on that goal. Bender just got into a bad position, and, off balance, could only divert it past Burki. Dortmund’s defending on the two goals and the penalty has been less than impressive.
36 min A second away goal for Monaco, and that could be so important in this tie. Raggi had time and space on the left, and put in a peach of a cross towards Falcao, but Bender, who was badly positioned, got there first and crashed a header past Burki! Bender wanted a free kick for a push by Falcao, but there didn’t seem to be much in it. Dortmund have it all to do.
Two-nil! Dortmund complain, but the goal is given!
32 min Better from Dortmund. Aubameyang just misses out, and then Dembele finds himself all alone in front of goal after a lucky ricochet … but he’s whistled for offside. The shot was wide, in any case.
30 min Oh, Kagawa! Dortmund worked it down the right hand side, and Kagawa was free in the box from Ginter’s cross, but he got his shot all wrong! Just didn’t get the connection, and he screwed it wide. Big chance for 1-1.
28 min Mbappé goes down in anguish after a foul by Bender. The Dortmund defender seemed to catch Mbappé right on the Achilles heel. Probably not deliberate, and no yellow card, but painful nonetheless.
26 min Monaco on top at the moment. Dortmund haven’t mustered a response to the goal.
23 min Sokratis had his hand up for offside, but I think Mbappé was just about level. It was a lovely first pass from Silva, incidentally, to set away Lemar on the left. Monaco really opened Dortmund up just then.
21 min What a sequence. Monaco broke at top speed, and it got shuttled left to Lemar, who was in acres of space haring forward. He fired it across goal, the Dortmund defenders missed it, but Mbappé, who at first glance looked offside, reacted quickest, and it kind of bobbled off his knee into the goal. A bit of luck with the finish, perhaps, but it was a great counter-attack.
Forget the penalty miss! Mbappé gives the visitors the lead!
18 min A chance spurned for Monaco. Fabinho tried to place it, but he just got the accuracy wrong, and it slid past the post to Burki’s right. But was it a penalty in the first place? Mbappé went between two defenders, and tangled slightly with Sokratis, but there didn’t seem to be too much in it. Sokratis was booked, but he wasn’t happy at all.
A let-off for Dortmund!
Sokratis on Mbappé! Ooh, it looked soft.
14 min Ginter crosses from the right, and Monaco head clear. It falls to Weigl, who tries to hook one past Burki from 30 yards. It’s well over the bar.
11 min First chance of the match, and it fell to Aubameyang! Piszczek slipped a lovely ball through the inside right channel, and Aubameyang was quickly on to it, but he was forced slightly wide, and his shot is over the bar. At the other end, Lemar heads over from Bernardo Silva’s cross. Two decent openings.
9 min Neither goalkeeper has been tested so far. It’s been really even. Glik is unhappy with Dembele for a late challenge by the touchline, but no card for the Dortmund player.
6 min Dortmund are playing a back three, by the way. Piszczek and Schmelzer providing the width.
3 min Both sides just feeling each other out. Not much early thrust, but that’s a good recovery from Glik to stop Aubameyang getting in for Dortmund.
1 min We’re away. Dortmund in yelllow and black, naturellement, and Monaco in their characteristic white and red. Weirdly, these two have never played each other in European competition.
We’re a few minutes away from kick-off. The teams are just emerging from the tunnel, and Westfalenstadion is a sea of black and yellow, with a little pocket of red and white. Superb stuff.
Dortmund’s players have been doing their pre-match warmups in Marc Bartra shirts, emblazoned with the slogan: “Mucha fuerza, estamos contigo.” Which roughly translates as: “Much strength, we’re with you.” And keeper Roman Burki is warming up in Bartra’s No 5 shirt in solidarity. Classy.
Here’s Jake Lynch: “Not surprised Passlack is only on the bench for Dortmund. Sounds like he’d be inclined to hog the ball, overlooking better placed team-mates.”
Here’s Ruth Purdue: “Hi Tim, score prediction? Am I alone at being excited at the possible craziness of the score/attacking/defending? Hope it doesn’t disappoint.”
Well, one thing should be certain in this tie: goals. Dortmund scored 21 goals in the Champions League group stage games, including eight in that zany victory over Legia Warsaw, have 59 in the Bundesliga, second behind Bayern, and walloped Benfica 4-0 at home in their last Champions League game. But this from Monaco is just crazy: the Ligue 1 side have already scored 133 goals in 51 matches this season, including 88 in the league – more than any team in Europe’s top four domestic competitions.
Dortmund make four changes from the team that lost 4-1 against Bayern on Saturday. Barta misses out, of course, but Shinji Kagawa, Sven Bender, Lukasz Piszczek and Julian Weigl all start. USA starlet Christian Pulisic makes do with a place on the bench.
Monaco also make changes: Andrea Raggi, Thomas Lemar, Joao Moutinho and Kylian Mbappe come in, and Radamel Falcao captains the side.
Borussia Dortmund: Burki, Ginter, Papastathopoulos, Bender, Piszczek, Kagawa, Weigl, Schmelzer, Dembele, Aubameyang, Guerreiro. Subs: Weidenfeller, Sahin, Mor, Pulisic, Merino, Passlack.
Monaco: Subasic, Toure, Glik, Jemerson, Raggi, Bernardo Silva, Fabinho, Joao Moutinho, Lemar, Falcao, Mbappe-Lottin. Subs: De Sanctis, Jorge, Dirar, Germain, Cardona, Diallo, N’Doram.
We’ll be focusing on the football in this blog, but here’s an excellent summary of what we know of Tuesday’s explosions:
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Dortmund and Monaco try again, 24 hours later. As we all know, yesterday’s Champions League quarter-final first-leg tie at Westfalenstadion was called off after the Dortmund team bus was hit by an explosion on the way to the stadium, breaking some of the bus’s windows and injuring BVB’s Spanish defender Marc Bartra. The tie was postponed for security reasons, and on Wednesday, German authorities detained a suspect with what prosecutors described as links to “the Islamist spectrum”.
We’re back to replay the game today, but not everyone is happy with the fixture being staged at such short notice. Dortmund and Monaco said today was the only permissible date since their schedules are so tightly packed, but some parts of the German suggested it was far too soon. Welt called the rescheduling “sportingly and humanly unacceptable”.
Tim will be here shortly for this 5.45pm BST kick-off.
Meanwhile, after the shocking attack on Dortmund’s team bus on Tuesday, it’s been heartening to see both sets of fans coming together in solidarity …
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