Explosions hit a Borussia Dortmund team bus as they were preparing to face AS Monaco in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals today. The blasts broke windows on the bus injuring former Barcelona defender Marc Bartra in the process.
According to reports, the team had left its hotel about 7 p.m. local time (1 p.m. ET) en route to the match, and between 40 and 50 people, including the trainer and medical support staff, were on the bus when three explosions were heard about 13 kilometers from Westfalenstadion, aka Signal Iduna Park, where the game was scheduled to be played., a spokesman revealed.
“Due to tonight’s incident, the UEFA Champions League match between Borussia Dortmund and AS Monaco has been postponed until Wednesday at 18:45CET,” UEFA, European soccer’s governing body, said in a statement. “This decision was made after a meeting held at the BVB Stadion Dortmund between UEFA, representatives of the two clubs and local authorities.”