Borussia Dortmund host AS Monaco in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final clash at the Westfalenstadion on Tuesday (11 April).

Where to watch live

Kick-off is set for 7.45pm BST. Live coverage of the game is available on BT Sport 2 and BT Sport 2 HD.


In the highly anticipated quarter-final tie of this year's Champions League, Dortmund will play high fliers Monaco for the first time in a European competition.

Although Thomas Tuchel's side are struggling in the Bundesliga, where they are currently in fourth place – 18 points behind Bayern Munich – BVB have been impressive in the Champions League this season. They topped their group which notably included Real Madrid and only suffered one defeat in the competition.

Tuchel celebrates with his players after beating Benfica Getty

Dortmund advanced to the quarter-final stage after comfortably disposing Portuguese side Benfica 4-1 on aggregate and will be looking to get a positive result at home, with hopes of making their second Champions League semi-final in four years.

With regard to injury news, Shinji Kagawa, Andre Schurrle, Julian Weigl and Lukasz Piszczek are doubtful to play, but Marco Reus has returned to training after recovering from a hamstring injury and could start from the bench. Mario Gotze on the other hand, will remain sidelined indefinitely due to a "metabolic disorder".

As for Monaco, the Ligue 1 leaders had quite the season as their goalscoring antics have become the talk of Europe.

Leonardo Jardim's side topped their group which included Tottenham Hotspur and Bayer Leverkusen before impressively knocking out Manchester City 6-5 on aggregate in the round of 16.

French teenager Kylian Mbappe was the star with two goals in two games against the Citizens and with 11 goals in his last 10 games in all competitions, is expected to start against the Germans.

Kylian Mbappe
Europe's biggest clubs are pursuing Mbappe Getty Images

Radamel Falcao is also available after recovering from an adductor problem and a hip injury, however, Monaco will be without midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko who is suspended while Djibril Sidibe will also miss out due to a case of appendicitis.

What managers say

Thomas Tuchel: "Monaco play at a very high tempo and, in addition to individual talent, they have a very strong team ethic. I think it's safe to say we won't have two 0-0 draws; both teams are too interested in scoring and pushing themselves to the limit," via BBC Sport.

Leonardo Jardim: "My opinion is that we're not favourites. I think there are two quality teams with a lot of missing players. It's not easy to play all these competitions every three days with this intensity. We played in the third qualifying round, the play-offs, the group stage...We're the team that has played most in Europe. It's not easy, but it's not possible to put our reserve team out to face Dortmund. We need to play to our maximum," via ESPN.

Betting odds

  • Dortmund to win: 13/20
  • Draw: 17/5
  • Monaco to win: 4/1

Team news

Borussia Dortmund

Possible XI: Burki; Piszczek, Sokratis, Bartra, Schmelzer; Weigl; Dembele, Kagawa, Pulisic, Guerrero; Aubameyang.

AS Monaco

Possible XI: Subasic; Fabinho, Raggi, Glik, Mendy; Silva, Moutinho, Lemar; Germain, Falcao, Mbappe.