Explosion hits Borussia Dortmund bus; Champions League match postponed

Dortmund defender Marc Bartra was injured in the incident ahead of a scheduled game against Monaco.

Borussia Dortmund's team bus has been hit by an explosion ahead of the first leg of its Champions League quarterfinal against Monaco on Tuesday.

Dortmund saidthe explosion occurred at the departure of the bus from the hotel around an hour ahead of the scheduled kick-off time at Signal Iduna Park, adding that defender Marc Bartra was injured and taken to the hospital.

The team later announced the match has been postponed until 12:45 p.m. ET Wednesday.

"Bomb explosion bythe team bus at the team hotel. Players are safe. No danger at the stadium. More information to follow," the club posted on Twitter.

They also stressed that there was "no cause for concern" for individuals at the stadium.

Local police confirmed there were three explosions near the bus in the Hochsten area of Dortmund.

"It is not yet possible to say exactly what the explosion was or exactly where something exploded," police said in a statement.

Rising United States national team star Christian Pulisic plays for Dortmund. His mother Kelley confirmed to PennLive.com that the 18-year-old is safe after the incident.

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