Monaco coach Leonardo Jardim promised that his team would stay true to their offensive style in the Champions League semi-finals after eliminating Borussia Dortmund, thanks to another brilliant adventurous display yesterday morning (Singapore time).
On Saturday, Dortmund defeated Frankfurt 3-1, but the bigger news was the return of Marco Reus.
And Dortmund coach Tuchel had few complaints, telling reporters: "We started well with one or two unsafe moves where we found some space and then conceded an unlucky goal". But Dortmund are a great team with great players.
Defending champions Real Madrid, runners-up Atletico Madrid and Juventus are all potential semi-final opponents, but a proud Jardim said Monaco will not abandon their positive approach.
"We were not good enough but I don't want to criticise the players". "We believe in our ability and we know we can score goals".
"It's an incredible season for us, indeed".
Monaco were at their swashbuckling best on the night and went 2-0 up on 17 minutes, with Rademel Falcao deftly heading home from a Thomas Lemar centre.
Radamel Falcao has warned Monaco can not actually afford to take qualification for granted when they confront Borussia Dortmund in the next leg of the Champions League quarterfinal.
Prior to Wednesday's game, Dortmund's bus was held for 20 minutes by police at the team hotel.
"We'll try to be flat out in the Champions League and the league, but it's normal that we're more exhausted than teams who play less". Eight days ago we were ready to reach the semifinals, but everything changed in the most traumatic manner.
Valere Germain, with his first touch after coming on to replace Mbappe, scored in the 81st minute to restore the three-goal edge.
Monaco fans unveiled a "You'll Never Walk Alone" banner, with the German team's anthem, which they share with British clubs Liverpool and Celtic.
"In the first leg, it was impossible for us to play the game and take it seriously in the way we needed to do".
"We dominated the second half of the first leg in every statistical department".