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Monaco Claim Three Away Goals In Five-Goal Thriller With Dortmund

UEFA Champions League

Result: Borussia Dortmund 2-3 Monaco

Date: 12 April 2017

Venue: Signal Iduna Park

AS Monaco put in an impressive showing on the road, as they recorded a 3-2 win over Borussia Dortmund in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League quarterfinal tie.

The clash was scheduled to take place on Tuesday evening, but an explosion went off near the Dortmund team bus and the match was suspended, while defender Marc Batra was injured from the incident.

The opening 15 minutes proved to be a quiet affair, with both sides struggling carve out in chances in the respective final thirds.

Monaco were awarded a penalty in the 17th minute when Kylian Mbappe was brought down. Fabinho stepped up but pulled his effort wide of the upright.

However, the visitors took the lead in the 21st minute as Mbappe bundled the ball home from close range for his 20th goal in all competitions this season.

Monaco's was doubled in the 36th minute when Dortmund's Sven Bender headed the ball into his own net, following a cross from Andrea Raggi.

Dortmund, meanwhile struggled to carve out clear-cut chances and went into the break trailing by two goals.

However, the hosts pulled a goal back in the 57th minute, as Shinji Kagawa's deft touch saw the ball fall perfectly for Ousamane Dembele, who slotted home from close range.

The French outfit opted for a change after 67 minutes as the influential Bernardo Silva made way for Morocco's Nabil Dirar.

Radamel Falcao had a chance to seal the win in the 77th minute as the Colombian rounded Roman Burki, but sent his effort over the target.

However, Monaco did grab a third goal two minutes later when Mbappe grabbed his second with a cool finish past Burki, after pouncing on Lukasz Piszczek's back pass, 1-3.

There was time for Dortmund to reduced the deficit, as Kagawa showed great control before slotting the ball home from close range.

 

 

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