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Full-time: Borussia Dortmund 2-3 Monaco

A scintillating match at the Westfalenstadion ends in a priceless victory for Monaco. A Kylian Mbappe brace and a horror Sven Bender own goal has given Jardim's men three crucial away goals going into the second leg.

Dortmund were rather poor in the first-half - understandable given recent events - but improved considerably as the game wore on and had chances to restore parity. Aubameyang missed a glorious chance to make it 3-3 at the death, while Dembele and Kagawa were also guilty of spurning opportunities.

It's finely poised for the second leg, that's for sure.

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19:36

Just three minutes of stoppage time, and Aubameyang has missed a guilt-edged opportunity to restore parity to the scoreline. For a man of his quality, he must do better. Another huge flashpoint in the tie.

19:33

Mbappe stretches the Dortmund defence once again but Piszczek stands tall.

At the other end, Aubameyang surges away from Glik but Dembele can't make enough of his cross. Not long left to go now.

19:29

Sahin's whipped ball is controlled incredibly by Kagawa, who manages to keep his composure amid the challenges and slots excellently past Subasic. Dortmund respond instantly.

Falcao is off for Germain as Jardim looks to pin Dortmund back.

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GOAL! Borussia Dortmund 2-3 Monaco (Kagawa)

19:26

Fabinho picks up a booking for a trod on Dembele. The influential Brazilian will now miss the next match, just how costly could that be for Les Monegasques?

19:24

A huge mistake from Piszczek gives Mbappe a golden chance to bare down on goal. The teenager has time to think - something strikers loathe - but manages to execute an absolutely sublime finish past Burki.

Ruthless from the 18-year-old, curtains for Dortmund?

19:23

GOAL! Borussia Dortmund 1-3 Monaco (Mbappe)

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Falcao should make it 3-1. He rounds Burki with excellent control but just can't keep his effort from going over. A huge flashpoint in the match, Monaco now starting to threaten again.

19:19

Sokratis is lucky to escape a second yellow after mistiming a challenge on Mbappe, who burst down the left flank with a lovely combination of pace and skill.

Lemar's delivery is fierce but doesn't cause Dortmund any real problems.

19:17

Dembele almost forces an equaliser as he glides past Raggi and Jemerson, but the young Frenchman's effort is blocked at the last. Subasic alleviates pressure with a commanding piece of goalkeeping. Just over quarter of an hour left.

19:13

Dirar's first meaningful contribution is to give away a foul. He hauls down Kagawa just outside the penalty area and picks up a yellow card for his troubles.

19:11

Pulisic has the beating of Raggi and exploits the Italian once again, but his cutback just evades those in yellow.

Dortmund;'s pressure is not over yet though; they have a free-kick in a dangerous area.

19:10

Jardim bids to stem the tide as Dirar replaces Silva, who has been anonymous in the second half.

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Some more neat work from Pulisic finds Kagawa in the area but Dembele inadvertently nullifies the attack. Aubameyang then tries his luck with a long-range volley, which is never troubling Subasic.

19:04

Dembele almost sends Aubameyang through but the Gabon international just can't bring the ball into his path. Dortmund looking dangerous, rejuvenated by Tuchel's tactical changes.

19:03

Guerreiro's delivery is met by Aubameyang, who somehow manages to flick the ball into the path of Kagawa. The Japanese international manages to take Subasic out the game with a deft pass, and Dembele couldn't miss. Game on at the Westfalenstadion!

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GOAL! Borussia Dortmund 1-2 Monaco (Dembele)

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Ginter manages to connect with a corner but his effort drifts comfortably into the arms of Glik. Encouraging signs from Dortmund but Monaco are holding firm.

18:58

Glik rescues Monaco!

The sturdy Pole makes an excellent last-ditch clearance after some incredible work from Pulisic. The young winger has started the half in some fashion, Raggi just cannot live with him at the moment.

18:54

Aubameyang almost latches on to a loose backpass but Subasic races out to clear the danger just in time.

Kagawa switches play out to Pulisic brilliantly but the American international is crowded out by Monaco's backline. Dortmund eventually win a corner off Fabinho, but Falcao heads away with authority.

18:50

Second half under way. Dortmund earn a free-kick immediately as Jemerson hacks down Aubameyang.

Dembele steps up but executes the set-piece poorly.

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Tuchel is making a double change at half-time. Sahin and Pulisic replace Bender and Schmelzer.

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Despair for Dortmund as it stands.

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