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Shinji Kagawa scores and keeps hope alive for Dortmund

Shinji won’t let BVB go quietly into the night!

Sporting Clube de Portugal v Borussia Dortmund - UEFA Champions League Photo by Octavio Passos/Getty Images

We all expected this tie to be full of goals, and it is not disappointing.

Moments after Kylian Mbappe had put Monaco 3-1 up, Shinji Kagawa responded for Dortmund with a crucial second goal.

Look at that effort from the Japanese international! That’s why we love him.

Christian Pulisic couldn’t get his cross in, but Nuri Sahin was able to put the ball into the box. Kagawa stole in front of two Monaco defenders, took a couple touches, and slotted the ball past Daniel Subasic.

It had gone from 3-1 to 3-2 in a matter of moments.

The three away goals still loom large, but this goal at least keeps hope alive for Dortmund going into the away leg in Monaco.