Ambitious Monaco fighting on 3 fronts after 141 goals

Bongarts

Kylian Mbappe and Radamel Falcao struck early as Monaco reached the Champions League semi-finals with a 3-1 home win over Borussia Dortmund in an enthralling game on Wednesday that sealed a 6-3 aggregate victory.

"In the first leg it was impossible for us to play the game in the way we needed to do", he said.

On the pitch, Dortmund must find a way to score at least twice against a Monaco side that boasts a fearsome attack.

The Ligue 1 leaders, the first team under the current Champions League format to reach the last four after going through two preliminary rounds, had the game nearly wrapped up through early goals by 18-year-old striker Kylian Mbappe and Colombian striker Radamel Falcao.

Thomas Tuchel's side have suffered two defeats as well as a draw in their last five matches in most competitions, and have won only two away matches since January.

"All the players played to a high level and I'm very happy with the performance of all of them", Jardim told UEFA.com.

"We said at the half-time break that we could still score three in the second-half, but their third goal was a knock-out (punch)".

"Over both games we have the feeling that everything that could go wrong went wrong", he said.

Dortmund were earlier left unimpressed by their delayed arrival, which the Bundesliga club said in a post on Twitter was because the bus had been stopped by police "for approximately 20 minutes without justification".

Second suspect arrested as Briton confirmed among Stockholm dead
Sweden's SAPO security police said Sunday it was working to find "any abettor or network involved in the attack". Their focus is now to prevent further attacks and investigate if there were other accomplices, Thornberg said.

Some of the more experienced players, like 27-year-old attacking midfielder Marco Reus, have also been helping their coach.

The visiting side fell further into the hole when Radamel Falcao connected on a header in the 17th minute, his fifth goal of the current Champions League tourney.

Reus pulled one back when he turned in a right-wing cross from substitute Ousmane Dembele to offer some hope, before Germain sprinted through to send Stade Louis II crowd into raptures.

After the drama of last week's bomb attack, this was a welcome return to euphoric, attacking football.

Monaco fans unveiled a "You'll Never Walk Alone" banner, with the German team's anthem, which they share with British clubs Liverpool and Celtic.

A pacy forward with impressive temperament, Mbappe is the ideal weapon for Monaco, who have emerged as a formidable counter-attacking team.

"This guy has got a huge talent, the amount of goals he's got this season".

Falcao lofted a shot narrowly over after breaking down the right in the 65th and Mbappe had a low shot saved moments later from a similar position. "It wasn't a day for speaking about individuals".

Related News:

  • Ahmadinejad submits name for Iran presidential election

    Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has submitted his name for candidacy in this year's presidential election. But disappointment with the 68-year-old's administration is palpable on the streets of Iran.
    Syria War: Huge Bomb Kills Dozens Of Evacuees

    Syria War: Huge Bomb Kills Dozens Of Evacuees

    Local medical facilities were stretched to the limit treating victims of the attack, while rights groups condemned the killing. He said the regime kills scores of people daily using all types of weaponry and doesn't need to kill its own sympathizers.

    Monaco offers Dortmund a gift as a show of solidarity

    Monaco , which reached the semifinals in 2004 on its way to the final, will join Juventus, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid in Friday's draw.
  • Ashmore Group plc (ASHM) Given

    Ashmore Group plc (ASHM) Given "Hold" Rating at Peel Hunt

    The 52 week high shares of Segro PLC have reached is 488.5 whilst the 52 week low for the company's shares is 316.83. Out of 3 Wall Street analysts rating Anika Therapeutics, 1 give it "Buy", 0 "Sell" rating, while 2 recommend "Hold".
    Lotus Exige Cup 380 Announced

    Lotus Exige Cup 380 Announced

    You can find out more details about the new Lotus Exige Cup 380 over at Lotus at the link below, each one will cost £83,000. Stopping power is provided by AP Racing forged, four-piston brake calipers and grooved performance two-piece brake discs.
    Berkeley soda tax a sweet success, study says

    Berkeley soda tax a sweet success, study says

    It applies to regular soda, energy drinks, sports drinks, sweetened juice drinks, flavored waters, RTD sweetened coffees and teas. Since then, other cities have implemented similar taxes, including San Francisco, Chicago, Oakland, Calif., and Boulder, Colo.
  • Predators route Blackhawks 5-0

    Predators route Blackhawks 5-0

    Mitch Marner and Jake Gardiner scored in the first period for Toronto, back in the playoffs for the first time since 2013. Quenneville rarely practices during the playoffs, but called one Friday to solve the Predators' neutral-zone trap.
    Cavs Collapse in Fourth, Hawks Steal Win in OT

    Cavs Collapse in Fourth, Hawks Steal Win in OT

    Kyle Korver led Cleveland's reserves, netting 11 points on 3-for-7 shooting from long-range against his former squad. Adding injury to insult, Kyrie Irving came away from the game with concerns about his surgically repaired left knee.

    Oilers orange crush surging in Sharks' Silicon Valley

    Coach Todd McLellan knows what to expect from the franchise he coached for seven seasons before being replaced by DeBoer. The Oilers , though, regrouped in the second period when they outshot the Sharks 12-4 and slowly gained some momentum.
  • United States  orders review of lifting Iran sanctions

    United States orders review of lifting Iran sanctions

    On Monday, Foreign Policy reported that the Trump administration was considering increasing current U.S. sanctions against Iran. But this week, Tillerson argued in a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan that Iran is still "a leading state sponsor of terror".

    Pagegroup PLC (PAGE) Upgraded by Credit Suisse Group AG to "Neutral"

    The stock of Del Taco Restaurants Inc (NASDAQ:TACO) earned "Buy" rating by Citigroup on Tuesday, September 13. About 209,665 shares traded. (NYSE:VG) has "Buy" rating given on Monday, September 12 by Dougherty & Company.
    Xiaomi Mi 6 With Snapdragon 835 Gets Official

    Xiaomi Mi 6 With Snapdragon 835 Gets Official

    The base model will be available for approximately $360, while the Ceramic Edition will cost a little more, with a $430 price tag. At an event in Beijing , the company took the wraps off its own flagship handset, and it clearly has the S8 in its sights.


Most liked

USA, Mexico & Canada Announce Joint Bid for 2026 World Cup
As the 2018 and 2022 World Cup were allotted to Russian Federation and Qatar, no Asian and European countries were allowed to bid. The World Cup was last held in the region at United States of America 94, while Mexico hosted in 1970 and 1986.

Bruins' Colin Miller Expected To Return For Crucial Game 4 Vs. Senators
The fun got started for the B's in the second , but not before the crowd was silenced almost four minutes into the period. Miller also said he's ready to return , although Cassidy said his defenseman still will be a game-time decision.

Trump dodges on whether North Korea's Kim is mentally unstable
In the most recent Pentagon report on weapons testing across the department, the long-range system was criticized. The official was adamant that the U.S. is now not anticipating pre-emptive military action against North Korea.

Did Myles Garrett tip off he will be Browns No. 1 pick?
This maneuver makes more sense than any other trade scenario in the draft. "We've said the draft is going to be the pipeline". However, in this draft there doesn't appear to be a player several teams would covet with the second overall pick.

"I am mature", Dhinakaran ready to leave AIADMK, blames BJP for opposition
The ministers, divided in two camps, held meetings at the residents of Thangamani and Udumalai Radhakrishna. He also said as everybody made a decision to keep him out of the party affairs, he has chose to stay out.

McIlroy looking to up his game for Masters weekend
Hoffman was the star of the show in Georgia on Thursday as he stormed to the top of the leaderboard with a brilliant opening 65. That's not to say he hasn't allowed himself to wonder what it would be like to be in contention on the back nine on Sunday.

President Donald Trump's visa order would target high-skilled worker visa program
Dubbed " Buy American and Hire American ", the directive follows a series of recent Trump reversals on economic policies. As Atkinson explains, a merit-based H-1B system could attract more people with advanced science and technology skills.

Tianjin Quanjian owner coy on Diego Costa links
The 28-year-old has suffered a dip in 2017, scoring only three goals , but still have 17 Premier League goals this season. Chinese Super League club Tianjin Quanjian have made a fresh move to land Chelsea striker Diego Costa this summer.

Gorsuch's ascension to high court vindicates McConnell plan
Gorsuch was praised for his faithfulness to the Constitution and his ability to split his personal preferences from the law. Five of the nine justices now on the court have been appointed by a Republican president.

Netflix claims opportunity 'gigantic' as growth disappoints
Meanwhile, Bloomberg reported that analysts had predicted that Netflix would add 5.49 million new users in the first quarter. Revenue was projected to increase 35 percent year over year to $2.64 billion in the first quarter.

Cristiano Ronaldo wants Real Madrid fans to stop booing
"I don't think Real Madrid have any influence on referees". "There are decisions that have penalized us a lot". "It's very harsh. Of course, the game was not without controversy as Cristiano Ronaldo's hat trick pushed Real Madrid to beat Bayern Munich.

Stocks on the Run - Steel Dynamics, Inc. (NASDAQ:STLD),
The Company's divisions include steel operations, metals recycling operations, steel fabrication activities and Other Operations. Heading into the earnings release, covering analysts have a consensus target price of $42.62 on Steel Dynamics, Inc. shares.

New images and found-footage crew promos for Alien: Covenant
I actually saw this thing in action during the 15 minutes of the film that screened at SXSW last month and it made a strong (and gory) impression.

Sharks Explode For Seven Goals While Blanking Oilers to Even Series
The slap shot provided a bit of redemption for Schlemko, who gave up Game 3's only goal after an errant pass near the Sharks goal. The San Jose power play had four goals by game's end, feasting on an Oilers team that's been undisciplined from the start.

At least one police officer, gunman dead in Paris attack
NPR's Eleanor Beardsley reports from the Champs Elysees that the avenue "has been completely cordoned off". Former French President Nicola Sarkozy's tweeted: "To our law enforcement: support, strength, courage".