Borussia Dortmund’s Champions League quarter-final with Monaco was postponed after the Dortmund team bus was damaged by an explosion and Dortmund have confirmed defender Marc Bartra has undergone wrist surgery after he was injured in an explosion on Tuesday.
Borussia Dortmund players were left stunned after Marc Bartra was taken to hospital taking after a blast that hit the team’s bus, the club’s executive Hans-Joachim Watzke said.
Bartra was the only individual affected by the incident, which occurred as the coach left the team hotel ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League quarter-final game against Monaco. The match was, therefore, called off until Wednesday and Watzke assembled for Dortmund to pull in the wake of the blast.
“The team and the officials are obviously shocked,” Watzke told Sky. “We must now channel it somehow.
“It won’t be anything but difficult to get it out of our mind. In such a crisis circumstance, all of Borussia Dortmund will pull together. I think the team will feel it tomorrow.”
Watzke clarified what occurred from the perspective of the Dortmund players, with the blasts happening in the Hochstein territory of the city.
“There was an explosive strike in the region of the hotel exit,” he stated.
“At the point when the squad moved from the parking area to Wittbrauckerstrasse, three explosives were activated there.
“Marc Bartra has been taken to the hospital. He hurt himself on the hand.
“We then reached the security agents and associates from Monaco. The amusement will be played tomorrow at 18:45CET. The tickets stay legitimate.
“Generally, I need to express an immense compliment to our fans, who have conveyed it extremely well, unbiasedly, sensibly and emphatically.”
Dortmund president Reinhard Rauball supported the club’s players to convey a positive show against Monaco notwithstanding Tuesday’s blast.
“Obviously this is a difficult circumstance for the players,” Rauball told Sky. “In any case, they are professionals and I am convinced that they will put that away and will put on their best performances tomorrow.
Meanwhile, Marc Bartra has undergone surgery on a fractured wrist in the wake of being harmed in a blast that targeted Borussia Dortmund’s team coach
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