Borussia Dortmund could benefit from Champions League postponement

Bomb blasts

Borussia Dortmund’s team bus was bombed on Tuesday night, moments after leaving the hotel for the Westfalenstadion.

Dortmund were set to play the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie against Monaco.

Defender Marc Bartra was taken to hospital with a non-life threatening hand injury.

Since Tuesday’s incident, more details have emerged about the bomb blasts.


A decision was made soon after by the clubs and UEFA to postpone the fixture to early Wednesday evening.

While the scenes on Tuesday night were unsavory, thankfully nobody was seriously harmed.

And while it may be an inconvenience to both fans and players to have to play a day later, Dortmund could actually end up benefitting from the postponement.

Dortmund midfielder Marco Reus was not expected to be named in Tuesday night’s line-up, but could be included after an extra day’s training.

The influential 27-year-old has missed the last seven matches with a muscle injury but took part in training on Tuesday morning.