Monaco Humble Dortmund 3-1 To Advance In Champions League

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Monaco on Wednesday beat Borussia Dortmund 3-1 to book a place in the semi-final of the UEFA Champions League.

The League One side took the lead with Kylian Mbappe’s three-minute goal, while Radamel Falcao doubled the score 14 minutes later.

In the second half, Marco Reus netted the consolation for the German side, before Valere Germain sealed the win for the hosts nine minutes before the match ended.

Elsewhere, Barcelona could not replicate the greatest fightback they staged earlier against Paris Saint-Germain in the round-of-16.

This led to the Spanish giants’ exit from the Champions League, after a goalless draw with Juventus at the Camp Nou.

The attacking combo of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar failed to help the Catalans progress to the next round of the competition.

 

Dortmund Sign Andre Schurrle

andreGerman side, Borussia Dortmund have signed German Forward, Andre Schurrle from VfL Wolfsburg.

This is According to Borussia Dortmund Sporting Director, Micheal Zorc.

“André Schürrle is a Germany international with outstanding attacking potential who is also a very good passer of the ball and consistently contributes neatly to his team’s defensive play.

“Though still just 25 years old, he has already amassed considerable international experience.

“His quality will be of great value for our team,” Michael Zorc, told Borussia Dortmund official website.

Meanwhile, the former Chelsea forward, has also expressed his desire to achieve great success with is new club.

“Borussia Dortmund is one of Europe’s top clubs and they have a strong and extremely exciting squad.

“I know from my own experience how much strength BVB can harness through its interaction with its fans and I am now very much looking forward to experiencing that as part of the Black and Yellows for the first time rather than as a marveling opponent.

“In the coming years I want to achieve success with Borussia Dortmund and can hardly wait to start training and to convince everyone that the club has made the right choice in signing me.”

Europa League: Dortmund Prepare Ahead Of Porto Clash

Dortmund German side, Borussia Dortmund, hopes to defend a 2-nil lead at Porto as the two sides fight for a place in the last 16 of the Europa League.

Coach Thomas Tuchel expressed hope that since the team dominated the first match in Germany, they would try to do the same in Thursday’s match.

Dortmund beat Bayer Leverkusen 1-nil in the Bundesliga away match on Sunday and presently second in the table behind Bayern Munich, but 15 points ahead of Hertha Berlin in third.

Meanwhile, Coach Louis Van Gaal insists Manchester United must learn to ignore their critics.

The Dutchman observed that their performances might have been affected by the intense scrutiny the team had been under throughout the campaign.

Guardiola Says Bayern Lack ‘Killer Instinct’

Guardiola Says Bayern Lack 'Killer Instinct'Bayern Munich coach, Pep Guardiola, says he is disappointed with his team’s performance, as he struggled to explain the Bundesliga giants’ 2-0 loss to Arsenal on Tuesday night.

The German side, which controlled huge swathes of the Group F game at the Emirates, had 68% of the ball, carved out several great chances, but unusually lacked a killer instinct in front of goal.

Until the disappointing loss, Bayern had won the 12 games they had played in all competitions, setting a Bundesliga record of nine straight victories from the start of the season.

Meanwhile, Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, had expressed satisfaction with the Gunners performance at Emirates Stadium.Wenger

He said he was delighted that his team reproduced their recent outstanding premier league form to revive their faltering European fortunes with the 2-0 win over Bayern.

For long periods, it seemed the English side were either going to lose, or at best secure a draw.

A 77th-minute header from substitute Olivier Giroud and a stoppage-time second from Germany international, Mesut Ozil gave them an unexpected but hugely important victory.

The result means Arsenal have revived their chances of qualifying for the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League for the 16th successive season, even as they trail Bayern and Olympiakos by three points.