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Champions League: Monaco beat Dortmund in entertaining match

Published 1956 GMT (0356 HKT) April 12, 2017
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Showing support. Dortmund´s players wore T-shirts with 'Mucha Fuerza' (A lot of strength) and a picture of teammate Marc Bartra -- injured in the bomb attack on Dortmund's team bus -- on the front. PATRIK STOLLARZ/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
Dortmund fans displayed a banner with a message to their Spanish defender, who underwent surgery on his injured arm and hand, which read "Get well Marc." SASCHA SCHUERMANN/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
Dortmund's famed 'yellow wall' -- Europe's largest free standing terrace which holds 25,000 fans -- was subdued in the first half as Dortmund struggled against Monaco in their Champions League first-leg tie. Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Bongarts/Bongarts/Getty Images
What a miss! Monaco defender Fabinho screwed a penalty wide, squandering a chance to put Monaco ahead after 17 minutes, following a foul by Sokratis Papastathopoulos on Kylian Mbappe. Maja Hitij/Bongarts/Bongarts/Getty Images
From bad to worse. Dortmund's Sven Bender scored an own goal, heading Andrea Raggi's cross into his own net, as the German side fell 2-0 behind in the first half. Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Bongarts/Bongarts/Getty Images
Eighteen-year-old striker Kylian Mbappe was Monaco's star man, becoming the youngest player to score two goals in the knockout stages of the Champions League. Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Bongarts/Bongarts/Getty Images
Shinji Kagawa scored late for Dortmund, giving the Germans hope heading into next week's return fixture in Monaco. Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Bongarts/Bongarts/Getty Images
Monaco fans -- praised for their show of support to Dortmund following Tuesday's attack -- celebrated after Mbappe scored his team's third goal -- a brilliant long-range strike into the top corner. Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Bongarts/Bongarts/Getty Images
Sokratis cut a dejected figure at fulltime after Dortmund suffered a first home defeat in 21 games. Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Bongarts/Bongarts/Getty Images
Dortmund's subdued start was understandable given that three explosive devices shattered windows and injured a player on the team bus as the German squad was en route to its home Champions League quarterfinal against AS Monaco Tuesday. Martin Meissner/AP
German authorities said earlier on Wednesday that they suspect "terrorist involvement" and were investigating a possible radical Islamist link. SASCHA SCHUERMANN/AFP/Getty Images
Spanish defender Bartra, 26, suffered injuries which required surgery. He posted on social media Wednesday thanking fans for their support and said: "I am doing much better." Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Bongarts/Getty Images
Following the announcement that Tuesday's match had been rescheduled to Wednesday, the away supporters began singing and waving flags in support of their rivals. ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
Outside Dortmund's training ground Wednesday, four fans held a sign in support of their team which read "You'll Never Walk Alone" -- which is the title of the club's anthem. Maja Hitij/Bongarts/Bongarts/Getty Images
Policemen stood guard in front of a Monaco team bus Wednesday before the rescheduled Champions League encounter as security was tightened.
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Before the match, Dortmund said it would "not bend before terror" and hours before kickoff police sniffer dogs checked inside the stadium. Maja Hitij/Bongarts/Bongarts/Getty Images
There was heavy police presence in the city and Dortmund's team coach was escorted by police as it arrived for the rescheduled match. Maja Hitij/Bongarts/Bongarts/Getty Images