Soccer Match Postponed After Explosions Hit Borussia Dortmund's Bus

Bourrisa Dortmund star Marco Reus has missed the last five weeks through injury

"Rather than run out before the full stadium and play in Champions League match, we sit quietly in the locker room and think about where all of this leads".

"The investigation is at this time is for attempted manslaughter". Investigators are not excluding any possible angles in their investigation, while the "concrete background" to the blasts remains unclear, he said.

Three explosions around the team bus left defender Marc Bartra in hospital, where he required an operation for a broken bone in his right wrist.

The incident took place in Höchsten, approximately six miles away from Dortmund's Westfalenstadion.

"The bus turned on the main road when there was suddenly a huge bang, a proper explosion", goalkeeper Roman Burki said, per The Guardian.

"We're all shocked - nobody thought about a football match in the minutes after that", Buerki said.

"The prosecutor's office #Dortmund confirms the discovery of a letter near the scene of the crime".

With the 80,000-capacity stadium filling up just before the scheduled kick-off time, fans were told to stay in the ground until police signalled it was safe for them to leave. "The team of course is completely shocked, and our task is now to deal with it". We must play in under 24 hours. Dortmund Chief Executive Hans-Joachim Watzke said Bartra's injuries were not life threatening, the Associated Press reported.

Ousmane Dembele has told L'Equipe he expects Borussia Dortmund's Champions League quarterfinal tie with free-scoring Monaco to be full of goals.

He said: "The current situation seems to be this".

Ceferin says he was "deeply disturbed" to hear about the explosions and that the teams made the correct decision to prioritize the safety of fans, officials and players by postponing the game until Wednesday.

Police also launched a drone to gather evidence, Lucian adds.

"It's complicated. There are a lot of things we have to deal with", said Tuchel ahead of the clash at Dortmund's imposing Signal Iduna Park.

Dortmund is one of Germany's top teams, and a crowd of more than 65,000 was set to be in attendance for one of the most high-profile matches of its season Tuesday. Good and fast recovery, Marc!

This is the second time in recent times that a soccer match in Germany has been postponed over security concerns.

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