Monaco offers Dortmund a gift as a show of solidarity

Borussia Dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel insists his team can put last week's events behind them as they seek to book a place in the semi-finals of the Champions League.

The Federal Prosecutor's office in Germany is investigating after three explosions hit the Dortmund team bus as it drove to their home stadium for the first leg last week.

A brilliant Monaco side that has taken Europe by storm will not relent in their bid for glory after beating Borussia Dortmund to reach the Champions League semi-finals, promised coach Leonardo Jardim. We expect Dortmund to be much stronger than in the first leg. We are 90 minutes away from qualifying.

A gendarme holds a crowd control weapon ahead of the Champions League quarterfinal second leg soccer match between Monaco and Dortmund at the Louis II stadium in Monaco, Wednesday April 19, 2017.

The Monaco whizkid is putting every single opponent he faces to the sword at the moment, with the Champions League particularly a competition he's flourishing in.

Reus, who missed the first leg through injury, is expected to be made available for the second leg against Monaco and could be a major factor in their bid to do the impossible.

Teenage forward Kylian Mbappe, former Manchester United and Chelsea striker Radamel Falcao and substitute Valere Germain netted for Monaco in their quarter-final second leg at Stade Louis II, while Marco Reus replied for Dortmund.

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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.

Everyone was prepared and in the bus, but we couldn't move for 16 or 17 minutes, " Tuchel said after after Dortmund were eliminated following a 6-3 aggregate defeat.

"It's been an incredible season and we're a bunch of mates who manage to enjoy ourselves out on the pitch", Mbappe said. Prior to Wednesday's game, Dortmund's bus was held for almost 20 minutes by police at the team hotel.

"We played a very solid game, we were in control but we showed ambition".

True to the Italian tradition of defending an advantage, goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon had little work to do until late in the game, as Massimiliano Allegri's side expertly absorbed Barcelona's high-paced passing attack that ultimately produced few good scoring opportunities. "For me, not; for the players, I don't know".

"We've got this out of our system now, and we're more stable emotionally", said Tuchel, who was speaking through a translator at the pre-match news conference. We have to keep going along the same lines and look at what didn't work so well today; I think that at some points we were too passive, we sat too deep.

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