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In the other quarter-final of the night, Kylian Mbappe and Radamel Falcao struck early as Monaco progressed with a 3-1 home win over Borussia Dortmund that sealed a 6-3 aggregate victory. It is also in the last four of the French Cup.

A normally loose Monaco side defended stoutly before wrapping up the tie for good when Valere Germain scored in the 81st minute, just 22 seconds after coming off the bench to replace the impressive Mbappe.

Police guard at the entrance of the Dortmund stadium prior to the German Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and Eintracht Frankfurt, in Dortmund, Saturday, April 15, 2017.

"We are very pleased to have taken Monaco to the semi-finals. I think the hard times helped me grow and made me stronger". "I think the players are ready and are working well".

"The starting conditions were hard".

"It's not easy to play the Champions League and to try and win the French league at the same time", Jardim said of the domestic league leaders. "At no time have we believed that".

Both sets of fans united in a touching show of support beforehand, singing the famed football anthem "You'll Never Walk Alone" as they raised scarves together.

Champions League: Monaco Charge Into Semi-Finals After Vibrant Win Against Dortmund

"There are two or three things we can still improve on - there are for example some moments when we are too passive so we concede chances".

Only Barcelona and Bayern Munich (4) have been awarded more penalties than Monaco (3) in this season's Champions League. We are representing a whole country.

Monaco, which reached the semifinals in 2004 on its way to the final, will join 2015 runner-up Juventus, defending champion Real Madrid and beaten finalist Atletico Madrid in Friday's tough draw.

Intentionally or not, Jardim sent a stinging reminder to PSG of its shortcomings in Europe.

"It makes for a lot of games, which is very hard", Jardim said. "Well, I suppose we could be in the final!" "This is the proof that the project we put in place a few years ago is working", rejoiced Monaco's Russian vice-president Vadim Vasilyev on Wednesday. "We're going to play just as we have since the start of the season", said Jardim, whose men started their Champions League journey with a defeat at Fenerbahce in the third qualifying round in late July.

Dortmund's urgency to find goals left them exposed at the back and Falcao controlled Jemerson's long punt before wastefully scooping his shot over the crossbar.

Montpellier coach Jean-Louis Gasset can do Monaco a favor.


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