- Weigl, Kagawa and Piszczek ready to go
All three of them missed Der Klassiker on the weekend and it showed during the game. The black and yellows were not able to compensate the loss of these three (among others) but thankfully Thomas Tuchel said during Monday's press conference that all three will most likely be ready to face AS Monaco. The team will undoubtedly be better with those three players in the starting line-up.
As for Marco Reus, Tuchel said that he hopes the Dortmunder Jung will be ready to at least make the squad for the game. Although he'll only sit on the bench if he has a realistic chance to play a few minutes otherwise it wouldn't make much sense.
André Schürrle and Erik Durm are still injured and will definitely miss the game as well as Mario Götze who is out for the rest of the season.
- AS Monaco miss key players
Borussia Dortmund is not the only team with injury concerns right now, Monaco's coach Leonardo Jardim will have to do without starting right back Djibril Sidibé and defensive midfielder Tiemoué Bakayoko. While Sidibé is currently injured and will also miss the return leg in Monaco, Bakayoko is suspended for one game because of his third yellow card during the competition.
Both have been key players for Monaco this season, Bakayoko is actually the reason why they reached the quarterfinals, the 22-year-old scored the decisive 3-1 against Manchester City.
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