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Class Touch From Monaco Fans As They Pay Tribute To Dortmund After Bus Explosion

Class Touch From Monaco Fans As They Pay Tribute To Dortmund After Bus Explosion

Three explosions near the Borussia Dortmund team bus - which left Marc Bartra with "superficial" injuries - have seen tonight's Champions League quarter-final first leg with Monaco moved to 5:45pm Irish time tomorrow night.

Bartra was the only person hurt in the incident, but the injuries have been reported as small cuts on his hands due to the shattering of a window on the team bus following one of the blasts.

The blasts occurred outside the team hotel, and Dortmund have confirmed that all players are now safe, and there is no danger to fans in and around their Westfalenstadion - roughly 6km away from the incident.

Details of the explosion were put up on the big screen at Dortmund's home ground, naturally changing the atmosphere there drastically. With Dortmund fans understandably quiet and concerned, the travelling Monaco contingent began to chant 'Dortmund! Dortmund!' in tribute to tonight's opponents.

Their gesture was warmly appreciated by the home fans.

Monaco fans sing Dortmund

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SEE ALSO: Marc Bartra Injured As Blast Hits Dortmund's Team Bus

Gavan Casey
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