Jardim will not sacrifice Monaco's 'DNA' against Dortmund

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Borussia Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel has been helping his players through the shock of last week's attack on the team bus and insists they are mentally ready for the second leg of their Champions League quarterfinal against Monaco on Wednesday.

After beating Borussia Dortmund 3- 2 in the first leg in Germany, Monaco have handed themselves a golden opportunity to secure the semi-final ticket as Dortmund will now have to fight hard to upturn the deficit.

The team from the Mediterranean principality were too good for their German opponents in Wednesday's (Thursday in Manila) quarterfinals second leg, winning 3-1 at the Stade Louis II to advance 6-3 on aggregate.

Marco Reus rued Borussia Dortmund's slow start after they were eliminated at the quarter-final stage of the Champions League by Monaco.

"Tonight we played a very solid game, we were in control but we showed ambition".

"Our team is used to playing with a DNA which will not change", Jardim told reporters on Tuesday.

Kylian Mbappe, Radamel Falcao and Valere Germain were on target as Monaco scored three goals for the fourth consecutive Champions League match.

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Whatever the reasons behind the travel issues, there was nothing but support for Dortmund inside the ground. Dortmund nearly pulled level in the 12th minute, when Nihi Sahin hit the post on a direct free kick.

"We know our qualities and we know what we have to do". The lead by 3-2 from the first leg but they will know that their opponents are still very risky on the break and have a lot of good players in their side.

"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.

He had only just come on for Mbappe when he converted Lemar's square ball with his first touch with nine minutes to go, as Monaco join Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid and Juventus in the semi-final draw.

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.

Dortmund trailed 3-2 from the first leg in Germany and conceded twice inside 20 minutes - meaning it needed to score three times to have a chance.

It was this mutual respect that prompted Monaco vice-president Vadim Vasilyev to give Dortmund's CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke a plaque with several photos showing the communion between the two sets of fans last week.

Mbappe was sprung down the right channel moments later, but dragged his right-footed shot from an angle wide of the far post.

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