Borussia Dortmund are pinning their hopes of a UEFA Champions League quarter-final comeback (Monaco lead 3-2 on aggregate) on the returning Marco Reus when Thomas Tuchel's side face the Ligue 1 leaders in France on Wednesday (kick-off: 20:45 CEST/18:45 GMT).
The attacking midfielder returned to action in BVB's 3-1 win against Eintracht Frankfurt at the weekend, finding the net after only two minutes. Reus' firm friends, Andre Schürrle and Mario Götze, both remain absent, however.
At the back, Marc Bartra's continued absence means that Tuchel will employ Matthias Gineter at centre-back alongside Sokratis, who also found the net against Frankfurt, while attacker Ousmane Dembele is a surprise exclusion from the starting line-up.
Monaco: Subasic - Toure, Glik, Jemerson, Mendy - Moutinho, Bakayoko - Silva, Lemar - Falcao, Mbappe
Coach: Leonardo Jardim
Absentees: Fabinho (suspended), Sidibé (appendicitis), Boschilia (ankle), Carrillo (groin)
Dortmund: Bürki - Piszczek, Sokratis, Ginter, Guerreiro - Weigl, Sahin - Durm, Kagawa, Reus - Aubameyang
Coach: Thomas Tuchel
Absentees: Bartra (wrist), Götze (illness), Schürrle (Achilles)
- Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has found the net seven times in eight Champions League games this term.
- The Gabon international represented Monaco in the 2010/11 season, scoring two goals in 19 games.
- Christian Pulisic became Dortmund's youngest-ever Champions League scorer in the last-16 second-leg 4-0 win against Benfica.
- Dortmund boast a positive record in Champions League quarter-finals: W4, L3.
- BVB have only been knocked out once by a French club in a two-legged European tie: against Sochaux in the 2003/04 UEFA Cup second round.
- Dortmund returned to winning ways following a two-game losing run by beating Frankfurt 3-1 on Matchday 30.