bus bomb fc dortmund

The Borussia Dortmund v Monaco Champions League quarter-final match was postponed last night following an explosion that damaged the Dortmund bus.

Dortmund defender, Marc Bartra, sufferred a broken wrist in the incident which occurred close to the team’s hotel.

The match will now be played at Dortmund’s Westfalenstadion at 17:45 BST this afternoon.

Confirmation of three explosions in the vicinity of the German team’s bus was confirmed by police.

Dortmund’s chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke said: “There has been an attack with explosives on the team bus.

“The whole team is in a state of shock – you can’t get pictures like that out of your head.”

Images appeared displaying broken windows on the coach as reporters and photographers received the news.

The blast happened approximately six miles from the stadium at 18:00 BST.

At present it is unclear as to the cause of the explosions and there appears to have been no threat to either set of supporters.

The incident is sure to affect the players from both sides as they make their way to the rescheduled match later today.

Let us hope for an incident free event.


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