Dortmund emotionally ready to face Monaco - Tuchel

Dortmund emotionally ready to face Monaco - Tuchel

Dortmund emotionally ready to face Monaco - Tuchel

On the road in a pitch he is comfortable with, look for him to check to the ball more and look to attack Monaco straight up the middle.

Dortmund may also have defensive midfielder Sebastian Rode and winger Andre Schurrle back.

"When he is not there, it makes a huge difference", said former Nice coach Eric Roy, now a TV pundit.

Monaco's first-choice centre-backs Jemerson and Kamil Glik are fine competitors but they are not blessed with particular pace. "As soon as there is one missing, the team becomes a bit unbalanced".

Borussia Dortmund, who have endured a nightmare week, were not going to give up there, however. Dortmund's fans also sang "Hourrah, Hourrah, Monaco" (Hurray, Hurray Monaco).

Marco Reus has been directly involved in 15 goals in his last 13 Champions League appearances for Dortmund. "Eight days ago it was very hard to play this match seriously and to prepare for that match in the right way", he said.

Monaco, however, doubled their tally three minutes later as Falcao perfectly timed his header to beat Burki from Thomas Lemar's cross from the left.

Lionel Messi came closest to giving Barcelona a route back into the contest with four strikes at goal but failed to hit the target with any of them and frequently came up short against Juventus's intimidating centre-back pairing of Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci. The Champions League is very hard and you need to keep your concentration at all times. And perhaps we win that match 3-0.

Time to carry the weekend form over to the Champions League.

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Kylian Mbappe, the pacy 18-year-old winger or striker likened to Thierry Henry, could just be the pick of the bunch.

Monaco pulled off a shock when they defeated Borussia Dortmund in the first leg in Germany.

There was a high security presence near Monaco's stadium on Wednesday, with armed police - some with automatic rifles - patrolling the vicinity.

Dortmund has no new injury worries ahead of its 100th Champions League match.

A policeman was injured along with Dortmund's Spanish worldwide defender Marc Bartra, who needed surgery on a broken wrist after being hit by flying glass.

But as they try to turn the tie around in the Mediterranean principality, he added: "What happened last week has brought us together and made us even stronger".

We dominated the second half of the first leg in every statistical department. "We did not have the quality, the energy and the luck to equalise", Tuchel said.

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