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Published: Thu, April 20, 2017
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

Bomb attack made us stronger - Dortmund boss

Bomb attack made us stronger - Dortmund boss

They are two of Europe's most exciting younger coaches, but only one will take his team into the last four of the Champions League as Monaco and Borussia Dortmund meet in their quarter-final second leg on Wednesday.

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That set the tone for an enthralling first half, and Dortmund were further up against it when Radamel Falcao headed in his 45th goal in 50 UEFA appearances from a sublime team move.

Monaco were forced to push their Ligue 1 game at home to Dijon FCO on Saturday back by four hours in the hope of giving their players additional rest following the incidents that marred last week's first leg in Dortmund and caused the game to be delayed 24 hours. Right-back Djibril Sidibe sat out last week's first leg and is still unavailable, while midfielder Fabinho is suspended.

The match was hurriedly rescheduled for the next day and Monaco won 3-2 to put themselves in a strong position to reach the semifinals ahead of Wednesday's second leg.

The French club did eliminate Manchester City in the previous round on away goals after a 3-1 home win nullified a 5-3 first-leg defeat. If Greek centre back Sokratis can finish off a mazy dribble with a thumping shot into the top corner - like he did against Frankfurt - then Dortmund can get past Monaco.

Reus made a fine return from six weeks out with a thigh injury, registering the opening goal at Signal Iduna Park inside two minutes.

Time to carry the weekend form over to the Champions League.

Kylian Mbappe scored a brace in the first leg of the tie, but a late goal from Shinji Kagawa gave Dortmund a foothold.

Tuchel's main concern, however, would be Monaco's high-speed transition attacks.

Joao Moutinho, Almamy Toure and Jorge likely to fill in unless the coach opts for a change of formation.

Not conceding them, however, is somewhat hard against a Monaco side that has scored 138 goals this season, and boasts one of the hottest talents in football.

"It's not a question of fear; it's actually good for us".

"This will be a totally new game of football for us to play", Tuchel said.

There will be pressure on both sides, and this game is a tough one to call. In Germany, the match will be on Sky Go Deutschland, and while it won't be shown online in France, you can find viewing options in other countries by checking the listings at LiveSoccerTV.

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