Shocked French and German footballers are coming to terms with the events unfolding in Paris, after finding themselves caught up in a night of terror.
Details are still continuing to pour in at this stage, but reputable news outlets are reporting that at least 120 people have been killed following terrorist attacks at six different sites, including the Stade de France as France took on Germany.
Three people are known to have been killed following a suicide attack outside the stadium, police have confirmed, with many more injured, and we told you earlier this evening how an explosion was heard during the Friday night friendly…
ICYMI: Bomb-like noise heard inside Stade de France during France v Germany match tonight https://t.co/apex507MwO
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Following the bomb-like noises during the first-half, the president of the French Football Federation, Noel Le Graet said: “The evening was spoiled by the events around the Stade de France. There was an explosion at the entrance of the J door causing three deaths and some wounded.
“But at this time, the stadium is secure. People can exit normally. The President of the Republic had to leave very early because of the shootings that took place in Paris to join the Interior Ministry.”
As the shocking scenes unfolded, Germany coach Joachim Lowe admitted he and his players were frightened going into the game, after their team hotel had been evacuated following a bomb threat on Friday afternoon.
He told reporters after the match:
“We are all in shock.
“The game and the goals move into the background on a day like this.
“We were told in the changing rooms what had happened. All of us on the bench were a bit scared because of a bomb threat earlier today when we spent three hours outside (our hotel).”
And players involved in the encounter were left obviously shaken by events, with several taking to Instagram and other social media outlets to extend their thoughts and prayers to those affected…
Manchester United striker Anthony Martial asked people to pray for Paris, whilst Manchester City full-back Bacary Sagna simply posted an all-black picture, with the caption: “Speechless.”
Whilst Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba pleaded for peace as the gravity of the terrifying events continued to sink in…