Dortmund’s Roman Burki Recalls The ‘Explosion’ Incident

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Borussia Dortmund’s team was involved in a shocking explosion some minutes before their Champions League encounter against Monaco in Westfalenstadion.

The incident was confirmed by the local Police, their defender Marc Bartra injured his hand in the incident and was taken to the hospital. And all this saw the fixture getting postpone until the Wednesday evening.

Recalling the event, Dortmund’s shot-stopper Roman Burki, while talking to Blick, said:

“We left the hotel at 7:15pm [local time] and went down the street. The bus turned into the main street, when there was a huge explosion.

“I was sitting in the back row next to Marc Bartra, who was hit by fragments of the broken window. After the bang, we all ducked down on the bus and whoever could got on the floor. We didn’t know what else was going to happen.

“The police were quickly on the spot and they handled the situation. We’re all shocked. Nobody thought about a football match in those minutes.”

Furthermore, the fans, who travelled from France all the way to Germany, were seen chanting ‘Dortmund, Dortmund’ in support of the team, while the way the local police handled the entire incident also received a great applaud.

A tragic day for the footballing world!


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