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Explosion hits Borussia Dortmund bus ahead of Monaco match, match postponed

Dortmund v Monaco rescheduled for Wednesday

It has just been announced by Borussia Dortmund that tonight’s game will be postponed.

Will be played at 6.45pm local time Wednesday (5.45pm UK).

Reports from Germany also confirm that there were three explosions, rather than the one initially reported.

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Initial reports are emerging from Germany less than an hour before Borussia Dortmund were due to play AS Monaco in the first leg of their Champions League quarter final tonight.

There was an explosion near the Borussia Dortmund bus before the Monaco match. It took place in Hochsten – approximately 6 miles from stadium

One player from the Borussia Dortmund travelling party has been injured: Marc Bartra is on his way to hospital.

Bartra is not thought to be in serious danger, but the shattering of glass on the bus caused some problems for the Spanish defender.

The explosion is initially thought to have been caused by a firecracker.

According a Tweet from Bartra’s mother, the former Barcelona defender has slight wounds on one arm.

Dortmund confirm explosion

The explosion device was planted on the street and it supposedly shattered bus windows.

Borussia Dortmund confirm that the explosion happened near the team bus at the team hotel. Players are safe & more information will follow.

The Bundesliga giants have also added that there is no danger in or around the stadium.

BILD report that Dortmund v Monaco is suspended. According to Dortmund, a decision will be made by 8:30 pm CET on whether the game will go ahead.

As it stands, the other game between Juventus and Bayern Munich is scheduled to take place this evening as normal.

German police call for calm

Both the German police and Borussia Dortmund have called for calm after the incident and have urged those on social media to take care of what official accounts are saying.

As it stands, there is plenty of conjecture about whether the bomb (or firecracker) was on the team bus or on the road in front of.

Dortmund have confirmed that there is no danger to any of the supporters who are already at Signal Iduna Park.