Radamel Falcao says that he sympathises the situation of Borussia Dortmund after the club were made to play just 24 hours after their team bus was attacked.
UEFA did not provide any concerns for the players, who were visibly shaken after a period of distress. Even then, Dortmund did manage a 3-2 loss against Monaco in the quarter-finals of the Champions League. This is a good result for the French team considering that this was the first leg. Dortmund will be making the visit to the French club in the second leg in a few weeks. After having scored three away goals, Monaco will be feeling confident about their chances of reaching the semifinals.
Falcao has been an important player for the club this season. After having two failed spells at Manchester United and Chelsea, he returned back to the French club. Since then, he has been on a roll and has managed to score 25 goals in 34 appearances this season.
His goals have been a major factor behind Monaco moving to the top of the French Ligue 1 ahead of Paris St Germain. Monaco are looking likely candidates for a French league title for the first time since the turn of the millennium. They have not won the league title since the 1999-2000 season.
“It was difficult to deal with everything that happened. We stayed very focused for two days for this game, the attacks perhaps changed the [Dortmund] players’ concentration. It’s difficult for the Dortmund players, a player was injured, but UEFA decided that we had to play,” said Falcao. Kylian Mbappe’s goal in the 19th minute was built upon by Sven Bender’s own goal in the 35th minute.Mbappe then scored either side of goals from OusmaneDembélé and Shinji Kagawa in order to give Monaco a crucial victory.