AS Monaco host Borussia Dortmund in the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final clash at the Stade Louis II on Wednesday (19 April).
Where to watch live
Kick-off is set for 7.45pm BST. Live coverage of the game is available on BT Sport 3 and BT Sport 3 HD.
Monaco are in a comfortable position in the tie, having won the away leg 3-2 and come into the home leg with three crucial away goals. The first leg was not without its problems, after it was delayed by 24 hours following an attack on the Borussia Dortmund bus, leaving defender Marc Bartra with a broken arm.
Kylian Mbappe was the star of the show as he scored twice to relegate a struggling Dortmund side to defeat, and are now favourites to progress into the semi-finals for the first time since they got to the final in 2004. Sven Bender scored the third goal for the French side, adding salt to Thomas Tuchel's woes, who claimed that his team were in no position to play the game just after the incident.
Dortmund made a good contest of the first leg despite exponential odds and scored two crucial goals to lower the deficit through Ousmane Dembele and Shinji Kagawa in the second half. They are major underdogs going into the second leg but are back in the hunt after beating Eintracht Frankfurt 3-1 on Saturday, with Marco Reus playing the first half.
Reus, who missed the first leg through injury, is expected to be made available for the second leg against Monaco and could be a major factor in their bid to do the impossible. Bartra, on the other hand, is expected to be unavailable for around a month with a hand fracture. The Spaniard will be a massive miss for Dortmund, who are pretty light at the back owing to injuries.
What managers say
Leonardo Jardim: "Our team is used to playing with a DNA which will not change. We want to maintain that momentum. Tomorrow it will be a qualifying match and we are only halfway through the quarter-final. Maybe we'll need to score tomorrow to go through. We're the team that's played the most games in all of Europe. I think the players are ready and are working well. We'll try to be flat out in the Champions League and the league, but it's normal that we're more tired than teams who play less. Our heads have to be focused on tomorrow's game, we're 90 minutes into the Champions League semi-finals but that's true for our opponents as well." (via Goal)
Thomas Tuchel: "We need to play well and I am convinced we are capable of doing it. I have brought a quality squad here and we are capable of winning by two clear goals. Our trademark is to try to score goals. We will attack from the first minute until the 90th. We are ready for the game and focused. We know it will be very hard, but we are confident. We are an attacking side and we will try to create as many chances as possible. We have a good mix of experienced players and youngsters. We have had an exceptional run in the Champions League and our dream is to stay in the competition. We dominated the second half of the first leg in every statistical department. I am very optimistic because we know our quality, even if we are aware that we are up against a quality side." (via Goal)
- Monaco to win: 2
- Draw: 3
- Dortmund to win: 5/4
Possible XI: Subasic; Fabinho, Raggi, Glik, Mendy; Silva, Moutinho, Lemar; Germain, Falcao, Mbappe.
Possible XI: Burki; Piszczek, Sokratis, Ginter, Schmelzer; Weigl; Dembele, Kagawa, Pulisic, Reus; Aubameyang.