Published: Fri, April 21, 2017
Sport | By Ellis Neal

Dortmund: police held team bus for 20 minutes before game

Dortmund: police held team bus for 20 minutes before game

Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel was philosophical after a hard tie from the moment his team's bus was attacked before the first leg last week.

Dortmund manager Thomas Tuchel hit out at Uefa after the first leg, insisting his players need more than the 22-hour postponement but spoke this week of his players' readiness to compete this week.

The team bus of German Bundesliga soccer club Borussia Dortmund is escorted by police officers as it arrives at the Louis stadium before the Champions League quarterfinal second leg soccer match between Monaco and Dortmund in Monaco, Wednesday April 19, 2017.

German prosecutors are staging a reconstruction of last week's attack on the Borussia Dortmund soccer team's bus as they look for clues about the perpetrators. Now we have to play well and I'm convinced we can do that.

"It was the worst thing that could happen a week after the attack - everyone was on the bus ready to go but we were not allowed to", said coach Thomas Tuchel.

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 scored twice in the first leg, either side of a Bender own goal, to leave Monaco in pole position to reach the semi-finals for the first time in 13 years.

Monaco joined Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid and Juventus in the last four of Europe's premier cub competition.

"France isn't used to having teams reach this stage of the competition".

Leonardo Jardim's young Monaco side have swept aside all before them in the Champions League this season, entertaining as they go with a brand of fearless, attacking football that the Portuguese boss said before the tie is part of their "DNA". We play attacking football.

On the pitch, Dortmund conceded after just three minutes.

"At this level you can not set limits for your players".

It was a frantic spell after Mbappe's opener, with Monaco's attacking midfielder Bernardo Silva and Dortmund's Nuri Sahin going close.

Mbappe was sprung down the right channel moments later, but dragged his right-footed shot from an angle wide of the far post.

Germain put the result beyond doubt as he broke through down the right and slotted the ball under Burki's body.

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