Marc Bartra injured after explosion near Borussia Dortmund's team bus ahead of Champions League tie

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Bartra was injured by the explosion - EPA

Borussia Dortmund's team bus was damaged and a player was injured following three explosions near the vehicle while it was on its way to Tuesday's Champions League game at home to AS Monaco, police said on Tuesday.

The match, a quarter-final first leg, was called off and rescheduled for Wednesday.

"According to what is currently known, the windows of the bus were (entirely or partly) smashed and one person was injured," Dortmund police said in a said. The police said the incident happened in Hoechsten, located outside the city.

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

Marc Bartra in action at the weekend  Credit:  AFP/Getty Images

Dortmund said defender and Spanish international Marc Bartra had been taken to hospital.

Police added: "Currently there is no evidence of a threat to the visitors at the stadium."

Fans were already in the stadium when the incident took place Credit: Christof Koepsel/Bongarts/Getty Images
Credit:  AFP/Getty Images

Borussia Dortmund said in a statement: "Shortly after the departure of the Borussia Dortmund team bus from the hotel to the stadium there was an incident.

"The bus has been damaged in two places. One person has been injured and is in the hospital. At this point we will inform as soon as we know more."

Dortmund later said in a tweet that the match would go ahead on Wednesday at 1845 local time.

 

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