Monaco vs Borussia Dortmund as it happened: Kylian Mbappe and co progress

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Re-live the Champions League quarter-final at the Stade Louis II

Borussia Dortmund head to Monaco with the task of overturning a 3-2 Champions League first leg deficit in what is set to be a difficult night for the Germans.

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Welcome to The Independent's live coverage of tonight's Champions League quarter-finals.
In the pick of tonight's games, Barcelona must come up with another stunning comeback to make this year's last four.
Luis Enrique's side eventually triumphed over Paris Saint-Germain, but Juventus pose a more formidable test.
Stay with us for team news, build-up and minute-by-minute updates...

Team news

Barcelona vs Juventus

Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Roberto, Piqué, Umtiti, Alba; Busquets, Iniesta, Rakitić; Messi, Suarez, Neymar.
Juventus: Buffon, Alves, Chiellini, Bonucci, Sandro, Khedira, Pjanic, Cuadrado, Dybala, Mandzukic, Higuain.

Borussia Dortmund vs Monaco

Borussia Dortmund: Bürki; Piszczek, Ginter, Sokratis, Durm; Weigl, Şahin; Reus, Kagawa, Guerreiro; Aubameyang.
Monaco: Subašić; Touré, Glik, Jemerson, Mendy; Moutinho, Bakayoko; Silva, Lemar; Falcao, Mbappé

What time does it start?

Both Barcelona vs Juventus and Borussia Dortmund vs Monaco kick off at 7.45pm BST.
Can Barcelona pull off another comeback?
Here's our chief football writer Miguel Delaney, who is in position at the Nou Camp tonight, on why a Barcelona comeback is even unlikelier this time around... 
The scene outside the Nou Camp... 
A Bayern Munich post-mortem...

Bayern Munich's latest European exit leaves questions of how exactly history will remember this side

"With the changing of the guard will come the inevitable period of revisionism. A process of peeling away the modern buzz and hype that has followed Bayern for at least the past five years and asks a very simple question: just how will history remember this team?" 
Monaco vs Borussia Dortmund:
Update: The Dortmund team bus has been delayed by 20 minutes so the game will now get under way at 7.50pm. Nothing sinister to it, thank goodness.
A teamsheet from the Nou Camp...
All eyes will be surely fixed on Lionel Messi and Paulo Dybala as the two Argentines go head-to-head tonight. The latter saw his stock rise after bagging two goals against Barcelona last week and has already been tipped to fill Messi's shoes in the years to come. Another strong and rounded performance from the 23-year-old this evening will be vital to Juventus' hopes of seeing off their opponents and reaching the last four of Europe.
Here we go, we're moments from kick-off as the players make their way out into the Nou Camp!
Handshakes done, Champions League anthem over, pre-match rituals finished. We're almost there!
1 min: And that's the whistle! We're under way!
2 min: Juventus free-kick inside the Barcelona half. It's played short, worked out wide to the left flank before Sergi muscles in to force the throw-in.
4 min: Dybala wins a foul after being brought down by Iniesta. He had originally been rolling about on the deck after an earlier challenge, which the ref waved away, but, as if by magic, sprung to his feet to claim a loose ball before Iniesta intervened with his reckless challenge. It's as if Dybala was faking an injury...
6 min: Higuain shows some silky feet to skip past two Barcelona players before releasing Cuadrado down the right. The forward goes on to draw a foul from Pique near the right-hand side byline but Juventus struggle to make anything from the following free-kick.
9 min: Neymar races down the left flank to meet a long searching ball over the top but Bonucci comes barreling in to clear the danger. Barca free-kick but once again the Juventus defence stands strong and the delivery is nodded clear.
12 min: From just outside the Juventus box, Neymar dinks in a clever arcing ball to pick Suarez ahead of him. With his back to the goal, the forward attempts to nod sidewards to the incoming Messi but struggles to find his team-mate. Goal-kick for the visitors.
15 min: Juventus show their class with a series of short, sharp passes between themselves deep inside their own half before Cuadrado is let loose on the right. Storming towards the edge of the Barca box, he eyes Dybala to his left but Alba times his recovering challenge to perfection to deny the cross and halt Juventus' attack in its tracks.
19 min: Barcelona starting to ask some testing questions as Messi and Iniesta float ominously across the edge of the Juventus box, sharing the ball greedily between themselves. The space eventually opens up for Messi to pounce who shifts the ball onto his left before taking it the other way and letting fire with a shot. It's blocked and the danger is booted clear.

What time is kick-off?

The clash will kick-off at 7.45pm BST.

Where can I watch it?

It will be live on BT Sport 3, with coverage starting at 7.00pm.


In a match overshadowed by the Dortmund bus attack where defender Marc Bartra was injured. The rearranged quarter-final first leg was played just a day removed from an attack on Thomas Tuchel’s team looked out of touch against the slick Monaco attack. Understandably the events of last week are not to be forgotten but a team with the class and professionalism of Dortmund will be sure come out firing, especially since star man Marco Reus is set to make his return.

Monaco’s high speed attack will undoubtedly cause trouble to Dortmund with the likes Kylian Mbappe, Radamel Falcao and Bernardo Silva looking so slick on the attack and counter. They will also be boosted by the return of Thomas Bakayoko from suspension but will be without Fabinho who has accumulated too many yellow cards. Monaco have won four of their last five games against German opposition and if their form is anything to go by, the boys from Monaco will be well on their way to reaching the semis for the first time since 2004.

It’s a big game for…

Marco Reus: Dortmund looked one dimensional without the Germany international in their armoury.

The 27-year-old attacking midfielder played the first period of Dortmund's comprehensive 3-1 over Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday, so was able to get some much needed game time before the crucial Champions League clash.

If Dortmund are going to overcome Monaco, with away goals certainly not on their side, then Reus will need to perform.

Remember when…

Monaco striker Radamel Falcao stunned the Manchester City fans with an expert chip over the keeper sending City crashing out of the Champions League.

Player to watch…

Kylian Mbappe: His goals played a huge part in sending Manchester City tumbling out of the Champions League and in similar fashion, he has just about consigned Dortmund to the same fate.

Mbappe is one of the rising stars of world football and the youngest player to score twice in the Champions League.

His fiery pace and ridiculous power had the Dortmund players shivering in their boots and it would be a great surprise if Thomas Tuchel's side didn’t attempt to shut him out the game completely.


Monaco: WWWWWW

Dortmund: WLLWDW


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Monaco: 39/20

Draw: 31/10

Dortmund: 16/15