And that’s that for the first half. Monaco were threatening to rattle up a cricket score, and you wouldn’t rule out their scoring another couple of goals. But Dortmund dug in, and since the introduction of Ousmane Dembele, have looked pretty dangerous on occasion themselves. Also, how Nuri Sahin’s free kick stayed out is a question for the scientists. But the visitors need three goals in the second half simply to survive. We’ve seen some comebacks in the Champions League this season; this would be right up there.
45 min: Mbappe sends Mendy into more space down the left. Dortmund all over the shop again. But this time the offside flag saves them.