Monaco flew to the semi-final as their offensive aces once again showed world class play.
Written by Jonas Porsborg. April 19, 2017
With a 2-3 victory away in the last match, Monaco had secured a rather safe baseline for tonight. But Monaco seemed to just improve their play, and once again teared Dortmund’s player apart.
Monaco should only use three minutes of play, before the impressive wonderkid, Kylian Mbappe, scored to 1-0 after a return ball from Dortmund keeper Roman Bürki. The Germans could definitely have hoped for at better start, but things should go even worse.
After excellently playing through Dortmunds defensive line, Thomas Lemar served the ball for Radamel Falcao, and with his head he made it 2-0. Monaco has destroyed Dortmund’s tiniest chances in just 17 minutes of this second leg.
The always offensive Monaco team seemed to step down after this, and the intensity were understandably lowered for a great part of the first half.
Again, the teams would just need 3 minutes to produce the next goal. Subbed Ousmane Dembele made a little magic on the wing, served the ball for Marco Reus, and now the Dortmund players could feel the slightest hope, to get back in this game. 2-1.
The high tempo were held, and both teams produced good chances in both ends, with Dortmund having the highest pressure in trail of Monaco’s big lead. Ousmane Dembele and Marco Reus had a great deal in this pressure, but couldn’t open up the Monaco line.
In the 81th minute Thomas Lemar took advantage of sloppy Dortmund play, served the ball to Valerie Germain and Dortmund was completely left in the dark with 3-1.
Monaco are now ready for the semi-finals, and will play either Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid or Juventus. The draw will take place on Friday 21. April 12:00 CET, and can be watched live at UEFA.com.