Champions League

Dortmund's Bartra injured in bus explosion

2017-04-12 07:46
Marc Bartra.(Getty Images)

Dortmund - Spain international Marc Bartra was injured in the explosion which hit the Borussia Dortmund team bus on Tuesday and which saw their Champions League game against Monaco called off, the club has confirmed.

The 26-year-old centre-back injured his hand and is being treated in hospital, said Dortmund's CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke.

The quarter-final first leg has been rescheduled for 18:45 local time on Wednesday.

According to previous reports Bartra underwent wrist surgery on Tuesday after being injured when the Borussia Dortmund team bus was rocked by a series of explosions that forced the postponement of their Champions League match against Monaco.

Dortmund's press spokesperson confirmed the 26-year-old Bartra needed an operation on his right wrist. Other Dortmund players were said to be "shocked" but safe after the attack.

The Spanish international was injured following three explosions near the vehicle while it was on its way to the Westfalenstadion, police said.

The match, a quarter-final first leg, has been rescheduled for 17:45 Wednesday.

Mass-selling German newspaper Bild reported in its online edition that explosive devices were placed in a bush by the road along which the bus was travelling.

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