Watch: Mbappe, Falcao lead Monaco vs. Dortmund in UCL quarterfinal decider

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Wednesday April 19th, 2017

Monaco finished off an emotional series with Borussia Dortmund and advanced to the Champions League semifinals, beating Dortmund 3-1 on the day and 6-3 on aggregate, continuing its sensational run through the competition.

Kylian Mbappe's two goals and a Dortmund own goal gave Monaco three precious away tallies in the postponed first leg following the bus attack that rocked Dortmund last Tuesday. The 18-year-old star added to his tally in the third minute to set the tone on Wednesday. 

Mbappe followed up a parried shot by goalkeeper Roman Burki, after he had saved Benjamin Mendy's effort, making it 4-2 on aggregate to the Ligue 1 leader in just the third minute.

Dortmund, with Marc Bartra–who was injured in the bus attack–on the bench as inspiration, nearly pulled one back through Nuri Sahin, but his 14th-minute free kick rattled the post, coming inches away from sneaking by Danijel Subasic.

Things swung even more in Monaco's favor three minutes later, when Radamel Falcao capped a sensational build-up that ran the length of the field with a clinical header from the center of the box, extending the lead to 2-0 on the day, 5-2 on aggregate.

Ousmane Dembele made a difference off the bench for Dortmund and he was influential early in the second half with a sensational run to set up Marco Reus. The German finished off Dembele's cross in the 48th minute to pull Dortmund within 5-3.

American Christian Pulisic came on in the 72nd minute with Dortmund needing two to force extra time, but the comeback continued to stall out, and Monaco put it out of reach soon after. 

Valere Germain, with his first touch after coming on to replace Mbappe, scored in the 81st minute to restore the three-goal edge.

In its only final appearance, Monaco last reached the Champions League title match in 2003-2004, falling to Jose Mourinho's Porto in Germany.

With Dortmund's ouster, it marks the first time since 2008-2009 that no German team has reached the semifinals and the first time since 2002-2003 that no German or English team has reached the final four.

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