Scary scenes in Germany as an explosion near the Borussia Dortmund team bus reportedly injured a player and threatens the team’s UEFA Champions League match against Monaco on Tuesday.
An explosion just outside the Dortmund bus as it left the team’s hotel left defender Marc Bartra injured, reports BILD. The team confirmed via twitter that the bomb explosion injured the Spaniard, but stated that there was no danger in or around the stadium as fans gathered ahead of the Tuesday evening match. German police are reportedly on the ground an in control of the situation, which remains unclear, and urge people to wait for official information and refrain from rumors and speculation.
The 26 year old Bartra, who was slated to start for Dortmund, has been rushed to the hospital with glass wounds from a shattered window, reports Marca. Bartra reportedly suffered cuts on one arm and was in a state of shock following the event.
The team has continued to update the situation on Twitter:
“At our bus departure, an incident has occurred. One person was injured. More information to follow.
“Bomb explosion on the team bus at the team hotel. Player in security. No danger in the and at the stadium. More information to follow.
“Decision about a possible game cancellation/new appointment at 20:30.
“Please follow also thefor more information. There are currently no cause for concern for our Stadium visitors.”
Borussia Dortmund have officially announced the match will be cancelled and rescheduled for tomorrow at 12:45 p.m. ET. All tickets will be honored.
“The gamewas just being cancelled. New appointment: Wednesday, 12.04. 18:45. Tickets remain valid.
“We can confirm that there have been three explosions in the area of the team bus as a whole.”