Borussia Dortmund-Monaco Champions League quarterfinal called off after explosion

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The Borussia Dortmund team bus is seen after an explosion near their hotel before the game
The Borussia Dortmund team bus is seen after an explosion near their hotel before the game

Dortmund - Dortmund defender Marc Bartra had been taken to hospital

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Published: Tue 11 Apr 2017, 10:00 PM

Last updated: Sat 15 Apr 2017, 11:46 PM

Borussia Dortmund's Champions League quarterfinal first-leg match against Monaco on Tuesday has been called off after three explosions hit the Dortmund team bus on the way to the match, the club has confirmed.
Dortmund say the match will now be played on Wednesday at 1845 local time (1645 GMT).
Borussia Dortmund's team bus was damaged and a player was injured following three explosions near the vehicle while it was on its way to Tuesday's Champions League game at home to AS Monaco, police said on Tuesday.
The match, a quarterfinal first leg, was called off and rescheduled for Wednesday.
"According to what is currently known, the windows of the bus were (entirely or partly) smashed and one person was injured," Dortmund police said in a said. The police said the incident happened in Hoechsten, located outside the city.
"It is not yet possible to say exactly what the explosion was or exactly where something exploded," said the statement.
Dortmund said defender and Spanish international Marc Bartra had been taken to hospital.
Police added: "Currently there is no evidence of a threat to the visitors at the stadium."
Borussia Dortmund said in a statement: "Shortly after the departure of the Borussia Dortmund team bus from the hotel to the stadium there was an incident.
The bus has been damaged in two places. One person has been injured and is in the hospital. At this point we will inform as soon as we know more."

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