Borussia Dortmund come into this game after a narrow 3-2 loss to Monaco last week despite being 2-0 down at the end of the first half. Dortmund have started showing signs of their attacking instincts again as they scored 13 goals in their last 7 games. While Aubameyng has been leading the way, one cannot hide away from the contributions made by the likes of Schurrle, Dembele, Castro and Pulisic who have been creating and scoring goals with some regularity from the midfield. Dortmund’s problem in recent games has been keeping clean sheets as they have now leaked 10 goals in their last 8 games. They have not stopped conceding goals and their last 3 games have seen 14 goals in those encounters with 6 being scored by them only. This team have nothing to lose coming into this encounter, already down by 3 away goals; and will be going for the goals from the off-set in order to try and get back into this game.
Monaco have been in great form leading up to this encounter, with lots of goals flowing through their games. In their round of 16 encounter, they played out an entertaining 5-3 and 3-1 games against Manchester City, which showcases they are ready to take the attack to anyone, while they have continued to dominate the French Ligue. Last week they put in a master class performance of scoring on the counter attack with the likes of Mbappe scoring 2 goals to lead the team to that 3-2 win over Dortmund. Along with Mbappe in good scoring form, and the likes of Falcao, Germain, Lemar, Bernardo and Moutinho supporting the attack; things can look extremely interesting for tonight’s game against Dortmund. Monaco themselves haven’t been keeping many clean sheets recently, and have leaked goals in 11 out of their last 13 games; and are more focused on outscoring their opponents to win than defending.
This game promises to be an open and free-scoring one between 2 teams who love to score goals and are in good scoring form.