After Borussia Dortmund’s Champions League quarter-final against Monaco was postponed due to an attack on the Dortmund team bus, both the German side and Monaco seem to have become close friends.
Three explosions occurred near the Dortmund team hotel as the squad were travelling to the Westfalenstadion in their coach, with defender Marc Bartra suffering injuries to his arm.
As a result of the postponement, Dortmund tweeted the #bedforawayfans hashtag, which helped many find accommodation for the night.
— Borussia Dortmund (@BVB) April 11, 2017
The experience seems to have brought fans of the two clubs closer, as demonstrated by this pair and their Bartra shirts.
The Dortmund defender appears to be on the road to recovery.
Hello! As you can see I am doing much better. Thanks for all your messages! All my strength to my team mates, fans and to @BVB for tonight!
— Marc Bartra (@MarcBartra) April 12, 2017
The atmosphere ahead of the game was one of unity, with Monaco fans chanting for Dortmund before the game kicked off.
— AS MONACO 🇲🇨 (@AS_Monaco) April 12, 2017
— Borussia Dortmund (@BVB) April 12, 2017
Meanwhile, players and other clubs passed on their messages of support, as the football family came together.
— FC Bayern US (@FCBayernUS) April 12, 2017
— David Alaba (@David_Alaba) April 12, 2017