Dortmund players 'fully focused' on Monaco - Tuchel

Lynette Rowe
April 21, 2017

Live coverage of the game is available on BT Sport 3 and BT Sport 3 HD.

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

If Dortmund are going to overcome Monaco, with away goals certainly not on their side, then Reus will need to perform.

Tuchel said "it was a very odd feeling" and that - although he subsequently managed to shut it out - the concentration of the players may have been affected by the incident.

"Our mindset has to be the same as the very first leg".

Bartra is still unable to play but took his seat on the Dortmund bench, dressed in the club's yellow and black tracksuit. The Spaniard will be a massive miss for Dortmund, who are pretty light at the back owing to injuries.

Leonardo Jardim: "Our team is used to playing with a DNA which will not change". We want to maintain that momentum. That's what we do best and today it worked as we qualified for the semi-finals. "We know that our chance is slim, but it is still there", said Watzke. "We had the mind set we needed to win here, but obviously all of a sudden it wasn't possible to think about football".

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

True to the Italian tradition of defending an advantage, goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon had little work to do until late in the game, as Massimiliano Allegri's side expertly absorbed Barcelona's high-paced passing attack that ultimately produced few good scoring opportunities.

"Such an event can bring us together and give us extra energy".

The 18-year-old's strike inside the first ten minutes meant he became the first person in the competition's history to score in their first four knockout games.

"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", Tuchel said. We know it will be very hard, but we are confident. It is up to us to play as we have done since the beginning of the season. We have had an exceptional run in the Champions League and our dream is to stay in the competition. The first leg games are scheduled for May 2 and 3.

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