Champions League

Dortmund keeper describes moment blasts went off

2017-04-12 09:18
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Cape Town - Borussia Dortmund goalkeeper Roman Burki has described the scene inside the team bus after it was hit by an explosion en route to their Champions League tie.

Dortmund’s scheduled quarter-final first leg encounter with AS Monaco was postponed by 24 hours on Tuesday after the Bundesliga side’s bus was struck on their journey to the game.

Windows were shattered and defender Marc Bartra was injured, before being taken to hospital with an arm injury.

"We left the hotel at 7:15 pm and went down the street. The bus turned to the main street, when there was a giant explosion," Burki told Blick.

"I was sitting in the back row next to Marc Bartra, who was hit by fragments.

"After the bang, we all ducked in the bus and who could, put on the ground. We did not know if more happened.

“The police were quick on the spot, they were safe. We're all shocked - nobody thought of a football match in the minute. "

Figures and clubs throughout football have been quick to offer their support, with police confirming there were three explosions in the area.

Dortmund have also launched a campaign for supporters to provide accommodation for Monaco fans left stranded in the city.

 

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