The Champions League quarter-final between Borussia Dortmund and Monaco was postponed on Tuesday following three explosions near the Dortmund team bus.
Defender Marc Bartra needed surgery after suffering a broken bone in his wrist and catching fragments of glass in his arm when a window on the bus shattered as the German team were leaving their local hotel ahead of the first-leg tie.
The blast shattered the bus windows and the vehicle was burned on the right hand side – leaving players diving for cover.
‘The bus turned onto the main road, when there was a huge noise – a big explosion,’ Dortmund’s Swiss goalkeeper Roman Burki told Swiss media.
A police officer escorting the coach to the match on a motorcycle was also injured when the bombs detonated. He suffered hearing damage and shock and was unable to report for duty today.
On Tuesday night prosecutors said a letter was found outside the hotel which ‘takes responsibility for the act’ – though it remains unclear who carried out the attack.
Police said they are hunting a car with foreign registered plates, which was seen near the crime scene shortly before the explosions occurred.