DOWNLOAD: Dortmund Vs Monaco 2-3 (12-04-2017) Uefa Champions League – Highlights & All Goals
Champions League, April 12 2017, Signal Iduna Park Stadium.
0-1 Kylian Mbappe
0-2 Sven Bender Own Goal
1-2 Ousmane Dembele
1-3 Kylian Mbappe
2-3 Shinji Kagawa
That was a game of two halves for Dortmund, who struggled in the first half before improving tenfold after the break. The introduction of Pulisic made all the difference, as the young American looked dangerous every time he had the ball at his feet. In the end, costly errors would prove to be the hosts’ undoing, as Monaco just about managed to hold on to take a slender lead into next week’s second leg. 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. 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.