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Borussia Dortmund’s Roman Bürki Describes Terror That Unfolded As Bomb Exploded Near Team Bus

Borussia Dortmund’s Roman Bürki Describes Terror That Unfolded As Bomb Exploded Near Team Bus

Borrusia Dortmund’s Roman Burki has described what it was like to be on the team bus as a bomb went off nearby.

Dortmund’s Champions League quarter-final clash with Monaco was postponed after three bombs went off around the team bus.

Dortmund star Marc Bartra was injured in the incident and taken to hospital as UEFA postponed the tie until Wednesday evening.

The good side of football has since come out after the German club offered free accommodation to any Monaco fans in need while the French supporters chanted Dortmund in support of their opponents.

One man who was involved in the explosion is reserve goalkeeper Roman Burki and he has described what it was like to be on the bus as terror unfolded nearby.

Speaking to Swiss newspaper Blick, Burki said: “We left the hotel at 7:15 pm and went down the street. The bus turned to the main road, when there was a huge boom, a real explosion

I sat in the back row next to Marc Bartra, who was hit by fragments of the broken back window.

The 26-year-old continued: “After the bang, we all ducked in the bus & who could, got on the ground. We didn’t know if more explosions could happen.

“The police were quick on the spot, we were safe. We’re all shocked – nobody thought of a football match at this time.”

Dortmund and Monaco will now face each other on Wednesday evening at 5:45 BST.

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