Borussia Dortmund vs Monaco as it happened: Kylian Mbappe scores twice in thrilling away win

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Re-live all of the action from the Westfalenstadion

Teenager Kylian Mbappe scored twice to give AS Monaco a 3-2 win at Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday in a Champions League quarter-final first-leg match that was postponed following an attack on the home team's bus.

Mbappe gave Monaco a 19th-minute lead shortly after Fabinho had missed a penalty for the visitors, and they went further ahead when Dortmund defender Sven Bender headed into his own net.

Ousmane Dembele pulled one back for Dortmund in the 57th minute but another defensive mistake allowed Mbappe to break away and grab a third goal for the Ligue 1 side. Shinji Kagawa gave the German side hope with a neat finish six minutes from time.

Re-live all of the action below...

 

Live Updates

Who do you think will win this first-leg?
Good evening and welcome to the Independent's live coverage of Dortmund and Monaco in the quarter-finals of the Champions League, after the game was postponed from yesterday night.
 
Kick-off is at 5.45pm. Stick with us in the meantime for team news, build up and all of the latest news on the shocking attack on the Dortmund team coach on Tuesday night.
Dortmund have announced their team for tonight's game...
 
Dortmund team news:
 
Matthias Ginter will play in three-man defence alongside Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Sven Bender, in the absence of Marc Bartra. 
 
The 18-year-old American Christian Pulisic meanwhile drops to the bench after starting the 4-1 league defeat to Bayern Munich. That appears to be a tactical switch rather than because of injury. All the same, it's a little surprising given his good form in recent weeks.
 
And here's the Monaco team...
 
 
Monaco team news:
 
No huge surprises with that line-up. Tiemoue Bakayoko is suspended while Benjamin Mendy is ruled out, as expected, with a hip injury.
 
20-year-old Almamy Touré replaces him in Monaco's back-line. 
And once again for the traditionalists:
 
Borussia Dortmund: Burki, Ginter, Papastathopoulos, Bender, Piszczek, Kagawa, Weigl, Schmelzer, Dembele, Aubameyang, Guerreiro.
Subs: Weidenfeller, Sahin, Mor, Pulisic, Merino, Passlack. 
 
Monaco: Subasic, Toure, Glik, Jemerson, Raggi, Bernardo Silva, Fabinho, Joao Moutinho, Lemar, Falcao, Mbappe-Lottin.
Subs: De Sanctis, Jorge, Dirar, Germain, Cardona, Diallo, N'Doram. 
 
Referee: Daniele Orsato (Italy) 
Security has naturally been stepped up ahead of this evening's kick-off

The club warned fans to expect longer waiting times so to get to the stadium early.

They added that backpacks would not be allowed into the stadium and that all places to store them would be closed, so fans bringing them would be turned away.

There has also been a noticeable step-up in the number of police officers and security guards around the Westfalenstadion.

 
That Dortmund line-up has disappointed a fair few people...
Borussia Dortmund's players have just appeared in their tracksuits at the Westfalenstadion for their pre-match warm-up and they've been given a rapturous reception.
 
 
That's including from the Monaco supporters. They greeted the sight of the home side with more Dortmund chants, which have been predictably well received. 
 
Top work from both sets of supporters.
 
 
Dortmund manager Thomas Tuchel has just given a very interesting interview to German broadcaster DW Sports. The gist is that he's unhappy his team have been made to play tonight's match less than 24 hours after the events of last night.
 
 
There are players who can very easily deal with what has happened and then there are others who worry more. So there are very mixed feelings.
 
We wished we had more time to deal with what happened but someone in Switzerland decided that we had to play. That is not very fair.
 
We have been left feeling a bit helpless by the decision. But professionals find solutions to problems. And we are strong enough.  
 
 

One Dortmund fan, Sebastian Sollgan, has just had this to say to the Press Association:

None of us are scared.

We have our normal routines, we are just doing them earlier than usual. The stadium is probably the safest place in Dortmund right now.

I think there will be a thicker bond between the two sets of fans.

What Monaco fans did yesterday, chanting 'Dortmund, Dortmund' earned our respect. There is now a stadium friendship.

An interesting stylistic match-up
 
Much has been made of how these two sides are very similar — young, pacy, attacking — but they'll be lining up in vastly different formations this evening which should make for an entertaining stylistic mash-up.
 
Monaco are sticking to their tried and tested 4-4-2, while Dortmund are likely to retain the three-man defence they fielded against Bayern. 
Both sides are now out on the pitch, with supporters of both Dortmund and Monaco joining together for a rousing, and emotional, rendition of You'll Never Walk Alone.
 
 
Kick-off is just moments away.
(Semi) IMPORTANT NOTE: For the sake of my fingers, from here on in I'm going to refer to Sokratis Papastathopoulos as - simply - Sokratis. Got a problem with that? Tough.
1 min: And we have kick-off! Some head tennis in the middle of the park to get us underway, before Monaco dump it long down the right looking for the run of Lemar. It's headed clear. 
3 mins: A nice spell of Dortmund possession is brought to an end when Kagawa delicately flicks the ball directly into the path of Raggi. He swings his foot through it and clears.
 
Bender then looks to swing a long pass into the box with Aubameyang running in from the wing, but Monaco clear. 
5 mins: Weigl ends a promising Monaco counter-attack by stepping across Mbappe and sending the young forward tumbling to the deck. The free-kick is in range, but Monaco take it short. Sokratis is alert to the danger and wins the ball.
 
On a counter of their own, Aubameyang springs into some space, but he's stopped by a good tackle from Glik. 

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What time does it start?

The match will kick off at 5.45pm on Wednesday 12 April.

Where can I watch it?

It will be shown live on BT Sport 1, with coverage starting at 5.15pm.

Highlights will be shown on ITV on Wednesday 12 April at 11.15pm.

Prediction

 

Previous meetings

​This will be the first time the two clubs have played each other in a competitive fixture.

Form

Dortmund: WWDWL

Monaco: WWLWW

Odds

Provided by 888.com

Dortmund: 51/100

Monaco: 24/5

Draw: 39/10

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