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Monaco fans show their support inside Westfalenstadion after an “explosion” near Borussia Dortmund team bus

Date Posted,April 10, 2017

Monaco fans showed their support inside Signal Iduna Park after news of an explosion near the Borussia Dortmund team bus.

The German outfit’s Champions League quarter-final clash with Monaco has been postponed as a result of the incident six miles away from the Westfalenstadion.

Police confirmed there were as many as three explosions near the vehicle at around 7pm, and defender Marc Bartra was injured and taken to hospital, reported Bild.

It has since been reported that the Spaniard suffered superficial injuries and is OK.

Monaco supporters with Borussia Dortmund banners react in the stadium (Photo: AFP)
Both sets of fans show their support following news of the “explosion” (Photo: AFP)

Dortmund took to Twitter to reiterate that the rest of the squad was safe and that there was no danger in or around the stadium.

The incident reportedly took place in Hochsten, as the team left their hotel.

German police have stated it is not possible to identify what caused the explosion.

As news of what happened filtered through to the supporters already inside the stadium, video emerged of fans showing their support.

Dortmund fans were seen on their feet clapping after hearing their team were safe and sound following the incident.

While Monaco fans chanted “Dortmund” to show support for their opposition.

The BVB team bus pictured after an explosion near their hotel (Photo: Reuters)
Police near the Borussia Dortmund team hotel following the incident (Photo: REUTERS)

On Twitter, Dortmund wrote: “Thanks for your patience and understanding and the “Dortmund! Dortmund” chants, dear supporters of Monaco”.

The Champions League tie will now be played on Wednesday night at 5.45pm.

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