Monaco 3 Borussia Dortmund 1 (6-3 on agg): Kylian Mbappe makes history to help hosts into last four
Kylian Mbappe and Radamel Falcao struck early as Monaco reached the Champions League semi-finals with a 3-1 home win over Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday that sealed a 6-3 aggregate victory.
French prodigy Mbappe and Colombia striker Falcao scored in the third and 17th minutes before Marco Reus gave the visitors hope with a 48th-minute goal, only for substitute Valere Germain to wrap up the win for the French side nine minutes from time.
Monaco joined Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid and Juventus in the last four of Europe’s premier cub competition.
Monaco fans unveiled a “You’ll Never Walk Alone” banner, with the German team’s anthem, which they share with Liverpool and Celtic, before kickoff.
Monaco, who have now scored three goals in each of their last five Champions League games, made a fast start.
Benjamin Mendy’s fierce 25-metre strike was parried by Roman Burki into the path of Mbappe, who coolly slotted home to put the hosts ahead.
Mbappe became the first player to score in each of his first four Champions League knockout games, while only Real Madrid legend Raul scored more in the competition before his 19th birthday than Monaco’s talisman.