Saturday 24 February 2018

Mbappe sends Monaco into final four

Monaco's Kylian Mbappe in action. Photo: Reuters
Monaco's Kylian Mbappe in action. Photo: Reuters Sportsdesk

Kylian Mbappe and Radamel Falcao struck early as Monaco reached the Champions League semi-finals with a 3-1 home win over Borussia Dortmund in an enthralling game last night 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 are the first French team to reach the last four since Lyons in 2010.

"We're happy to be in the semi-finals, it's important for French football," Falcao said.

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