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Bartra visited by former Barca teammates as he recovers in Germany

Date Posted,April 16, 2017

Marc Bartra was visited by former Barcelona teammates Jordi Alba and Sergio Busquets as he continues to recover from the injuries he sustained in the Borussia Dortmund bus blast.

The defender suffered a broken wrist at the Dortmund team coach was targeted on its way to the home leg of their Champions League quarter-final against Monaco.

Three small explosions forced a window on the bus to shatter and caused the injury to Bartra.

The match, scheduled for Tuesday evening last week, was delayed until the following day. Monaco ran out 3-2 winners.

Alba uploaded a snap of the trio to his Instagram page, with Bartra’s arm bandaged up.

He captioned: “What a joy to see you and share your laughs together, my friend.”

Barta, 26, spent seven seasons at the Nou Camp before switching to Dortmund last season, where has has made 23 appearances.

Roman Burki pays tribute to Bartra (Photo: REUTERS)
Shinji Kagawa wears a shirt in Bartra’s honour (Photo: Bongarts)

His Dortmund teammates paid tribute to him by holding up a shirt with his name on it prior to their 3-1 victory over Eintracht Frankfurt in the Bundesliga on Saturday

On the bus incident, Bartra said: “The pain, the panic and the uncertainty of not knowing what was going on, or how long it would last were the longest and hardest 15 minutes of my life.”

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