Champions League: Dortmund vs Monaco postponed after bomb blast near Germans’ team...

Champions League: Dortmund vs Monaco postponed after bomb blast near Germans’ team bus

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Tuesday’s Champions League quarter-final first leg between Borussia Dortmund and Monaco, has been moved by 24 hours, after an explosion took place near the Bundesliga team’s bus.

According to Bild, three explosive devices were deposited on the street in front of the bus.

“In the run-up to the Champions League match of BVB against AS Monaco, there was an explosion near the BVB team teambus shortly after 7pm. The location of the event is Wittbräuckerstraße/Schirrmannweg in Dortmund-Höchsten.

“According to current knowledge the windows of the bus (whole or partial) were shattered and one person was injured. It is not yet possible to say exactly what the explosion was or exactly where something exploded,” a statement from local police said.

A tweet from Dortmund’s official Twitter account an hour before kick-off at the Westfalenstadion, had first alerted of an incident.

“At our bus departure, an incident has occurred. One person was injured. More information to follow,” it read.

A later tweet read: “A bomb exploded at the team bus next to the hotel. The players are safe. There is no danger at the stadium.”

Reports in Germany named the injured person as Spain international Bartra, with the 26-year-old having been taken to a local hospital with superficial cuts to his arm.

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