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Champions League!! Player Injured After Champions League Germans’ Team Bus Hit By Explosion!!

A footballer has been injured after three explosions close to a Champions League team bus ahead of the quarter final.

Spanish defender Marc Bartra has been taken to hospital where he had to have surgery to his wrist over cuts caused by shards from the window.

Police are working on the assumption that the blasts were caused by ‘serious explosive devices,’ which may have been hidden in a hedge near a car park.

They went off as the bus left the hotel where the team had been staying ahead of the match.

Borussia Dortmund had been due to play Monaco this evening, but the match has been postponed until Wednesday.

Player injured after 'three bombs' hit Champions League team bus
Players of Borussia Dortmund stand next to their bus at the hotel L’Arrivee in Dortmund (Picture: Getty)
Player injured after 'three bombs' hit Champions League team bus
Monaco supporters wave Borussia scarves in solidarity (Picture: Getty)
Player injured after 'three bombs' hit Champions League team bus
The bus of Borussia Dortmund was damaged on the way to the match (Picture: Getty)
Player injured after 'three bombs' hit Champions League team bus
A fan in a Marc Bartra shirt waits for news inside the stadium (Picture: Getty)
Player injured after 'three bombs' hit Champions League team bus
A window of the bus of Borussia Dortmund is damaged (Picture: AP)
Player injured after 'three bombs' hit Champions League team bus
A fan of Dortmund looks concerned after the bomb attack (Picture: Getty)

Dortmund goalkeeper Roman Buerki said the team bus had just pulled out of the hotel driveway when an explosion – a ‘huge bang’ – happened and sent glass flying.

The Switzerland international told Swiss daily Blick that he was sitting in the last row of the bus, next to Bartra.

Bartra was hit by shards from the broken back window, he added. Players ducked for cover, wondering whether there would be more explosions.

‘We’re all shocked – nobody thought about a football match in the minutes after that,’ he said.

A statement on the club’s Twitter account said: ‘Bomb explosion on the team bus at the team hotel. Players are safe.’

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Player injured after 'three bombs' hit Champions League team bus
The video board reports about a bomb attack to the bus of Dortmund (Picture: Getty)
Player injured after 'three bombs' hit Champions League team bus
Police around the team bus after events in Dortmund (Picture: Reuters)
Player injured after 'three bombs' hit Champions League team bus
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Player injured after 'three bombs' hit Champions League team bus
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Player injured after 'three bombs' hit Champions League team bus
Police escort Dortmund’s players after the team bus had windows broken (Picture: Getty)
Player injured after 'three bombs' hit Champions League team bus
Police patrol the stadium (Picture: Getty)
Player injured after 'three bombs' hit Champions League team bus
Fans wait for news inside the stadium (Picture: Getty)

 

People waiting in the stadium were told to stay calm, as police said they were investigating what happened.

Police Dortmund said in a statement: ‘In the run-up to the Champions League game between BVB (Dortmund) and AS Monaco, there was just after 7pm tonight an explosion close to the BVB team bus.’

The statement added: ‘According to what we currently know, the wheels of the bus (totally or partly) burst and one person was injured.

‘It is not yet possible to say exactly what the explosion was or exactly where something exploded.’

Player injured after 'three bombs' hit Champions League team bus
Police around a team bus (Picture: Reuters)
Player injured after 'three bombs' hit Champions League team bus
Borussia Dortmund fans outside the ground (Picture: Twitter)
Player injured after 'three bombs' hit Champions League team bus
Mounted police patrol outside the stadium prior to the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final (Picture: Getty)

 

 

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