Dortmund: police held team bus for 20 minutes before game
- Author: Loretta Pittman Apr 20, 2017,
Apr 20, 2017, 0:27
Dortmund will be without central defender Marc Bartra, who sustained a wrist injury in the bus attack and has since undergone surgery.
Dortmund were risky and brought back the deficit in the second half thanks to goals from Ousmane Dembele and Shinji Kagawa.
The influential Brazilian midfielder Fabinho - who missed a penalty in the first leg - is suspended while France worldwide full-back Djibril Sidibe is still recovering from appendicitis.
Dortmund midfielder Nuri Sahin hit a post with a free-kick before Falcao headed in a second for Monaco on 17 minutes to all but end the match as a contest.
This makes little sense considering Monaco triumphed 3-2 in the first leg in Dortmund last week, and also when you look at the two sides' progress over the season.
Monaco can reach the semis of the Champions League for the fourth time after 1993/94, 1997/98 and 2003/04.
Teenage winger Kylian Mbappe has scored 21 goals, including two in the first leg last week.
Tuchel's main concern, however, would be Monaco's high-speed transition attacks.
There will for sure be one change from the first leg, as Tiemoue Bakayoko returns from suspension.
Monaco may not have been directly targeted in the attack but the events and subsequent postponement were still hard to deal with for Leonardo Jardim and his young side, who saw teenage prodigy Kylian Mbappé score twice in the first leg.
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.
Only Barcelona and Bayern Munich (4) have been awarded more penalties than Monaco (3) in this season's Champions League.
The task facing Borussia is perhaps more about managing their emotions than simply trying to overcome free-scoring opponents who were the second side in Europe to reach 100 goals in all competitions this season - beaten only by Barca by a few minutes.
The Champions League match between Monaco and Borussia Dortmund will be broadcast on FS2. The club is still involved in the French Cup and has played five matches over the past 15 days.
"We have a good team and a good chance of qualifying".
"This will be a totally new game of football for us to play", Tuchel said. Here are our player ratings for both sides.
Freeview viewers can tune in on channel 59 while the game is also set to be shown on BT TV (409), Sky (414) and Virgin (548).