Monaco (3) vs. (2) Borussia Dortmund: Champions League Quarter-Final Second Leg – Match Preview

Monaco and Borussia Dortmund meet in the second leg of their eventful Champions League tie on Wednesday.

Monaco hold a slim advantage over Dortmund after a thrilling 3-2 victory in Germany last weekend.

Kylian Mbappe scored twice for the French leaders, although Shinji Kagawa’s late goal has given Dortmund a chance.

Monaco recovered from a goal down to beat Dijon 2-1 and remain at the top of Ligue 1.

Dortmund eased past Eintracht Frankfurt, with Sokratis scoring a solo goal in the win.

Champions League form: Monaco W3 D0 L2; Borussia Dortmund W2 D1 L2
Champions League top scorers
Monaco – Radamel Falcao & Kylian Mbappe 4 goals each
Borussia Dortmund – Pierre Emerick Aubameyang 7 goals

Team news
Monaco will be without key midfielder Fabinho who is suspended, meaning Joao Moutinho will come into the side.

Benjamin Mendy will return having missed the first leg, however the other full-back Djibril Sidibe remains injured.

Marco Reus returned for Dortmund in the win over Frankfurt and is likely to be risked here with Dortmund needing a win.

Marc Barta remains out having broken his wrist in the explosion near the Dortmund bus prior to the first leg.

Expected starting XI’s
Monaco (4-4-2): Subasic; Toure, Jemerson, Glik, Mendy; Silva, Moutinho, Bakayoko, Lemar; Falcao, Mbappe
Borussia Dortmund (4-2-3-1): Burki; Piszczek, Sokratis, Ginter, Schmelzer; Weigl, Castro; Pulisic, Reus, Dembele; Aubameyang

Predictions

Result: Draw (3/1 with Bet 365)

Correct Score: 2-2 (13/1 with Paddy Power)

Anytime Goalscorer: Radamel Falcao (4/3 with 888 Sport)

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