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Bartra opens up about Dortmund bus bomb

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Berlin (AFP) – Marc Bartra has opened up for the first time about the April 11 bomb attack which blasted the Borussia Dortmund team bus and left the defender with a fractured wrist.

“There was a loud bang and I felt a warm wave of pressure, then a great pain in my arm,” he told Sport Bild magazine after being hit by shrapnel in last month’s attack.

Bomb-victim Marc Bartra eyes Dortmund playing return

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Berlin (AFP) – Marc Bartra says he has a renewed passion for football as he prepares to play again after fracturing his wrist in a bomb attack on the Borussia Dortmund team bus.

The centre-back returned to training on Wednesday - 29 days after surgery on his right wrist having been hit by flying glass when three bombs blasted the Dortmund team bus last month on the way to a Champions League home match.

Bomb victim Bartra back in training: Dortmund

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Berlin (AFP) – Marc Bartra returned to training on Wednesday, almost exactly a month after his wrist was fractured in a bomb attack on the Borussia Dortmund team bus.

“There’s good news,” proclaimed Dortmund in a statement. “Central defender Marc Bartra is back in team training exactly 29 days after undergoing an operation on his right hand and wrist following the bomb attack on the Borussia Dortmund team bus.

Bomb victim Bartra back in training: Dortmund

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Berlin (AFP) – Marc Bartra returned to training on Wednesday, almost exactly a month after his wrist was fractured in a bomb attack on the Borussia Dortmund team bus.

“There’s good news,” proclaimed Dortmund in a statement. “Central defender Marc Bartra is back in team training exactly 29 days after undergoing an operation on his right hand and wrist following the bomb attack on the Borussia Dortmund team bus.

Dortmund Bus Attack Latest: Suspect Carried Out Explosions To ‘Negatively Effect Prices Of Shares He’d Purchased In Club’

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Police have arrested a man on suspicion of carrying out the explosive attack on the Borussia Dortmund team bus before last Tuesday's Champions League game against Monaco.

Notes discovered at the scene (immediately described by investigators as "dubious") appeared to claim responsibility in the name of Islamic extremists, though prosecutors are now alleging that the motive may, somewhat oddly, be entirely financial.

Dortmund leave out Dembele, Schmelzer in Monaco

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Monaco (AFP) – Borussia Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel has left both Marcel Schmelzer and Ousmane Dembele out of his starting line-up for Wednesday’s Champions League quarter-final second leg in Monaco.

The duo start on the bench along with Sven Bender as Erik Durm, Raphael Guerreiro and Matthias Ginter all start for the German club, who are looking to overturn a 3-2 first-leg deficit at the Stade Louis II.

Dortmund leave out Dembele, Schmelzer in Monaco

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Monaco (AFP) – Borussia Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel has left both Marcel Schmelzer and Ousmane Dembele out of his starting line-up for Wednesday’s Champions League quarter-final second leg in Monaco.

The duo start on the bench along with Sven Bender as Erik Durm, Raphael Guerreiro and Matthias Ginter all start for the German club, who are looking to overturn a 3-2 first-leg deficit at the Stade Louis II.

Bartra tributes as rattled Dortmund bounce back

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Berlin (AFP) – Borussia Dortmund players and fans paid tribute to defender Marc Bartra as they beat Eintracht Frankfurt 3-1 on Saturday in their first Bundesliga match since the midweek bomb attack on their team bus.

Germany winger Marco Reus scored on his return after six weeks out and Sokratis Papastathopoulos and leading scorer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang were also on target in a home victory which allowed Thomas Tuchel’s side to all but wrap up a top-four finish and boost morale at the end of a traumatic week.

Bartra tributes as rattled Dortmund bounce back

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Berlin (AFP) – Borussia Dortmund players and fans paid tribute to defender Marc Bartra as they beat Eintracht Frankfurt 3-1 on Saturday in their first Bundesliga match since the midweek bomb attack on their team bus.

Germany winger Marco Reus scored on his return after six weeks out and Sokratis Papastathopoulos and leading scorer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang were also on target in a home victory which allowed Thomas Tuchel’s side to all but wrap up a top-four finish and boost morale at the end of a traumatic week.

Reus nets on return as rattled Dortmund bounce back

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Berlin (AFP) – Germany winger Marco Reus scored on his return after six weeks out as Borussia Dortmund beat Eintracht Frankfurt 3-1 on Saturday in their first Bundesliga match since the midweek bomb attack on their team bus.

Sokratis Papastathopoulos and leading scorer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang were also on target in a victory which allowed Thomas Tuchel’s side to all but wrap up a top-four finish and boost morale after a shocking last week.

Reus nets on return as rattled Dortmund bounce back

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Berlin (AFP) – Germany winger Marco Reus scored on his return after six weeks out as Borussia Dortmund beat Eintracht Frankfurt 3-1 on Saturday in their first Bundesliga match since the midweek bomb attack on their team bus.

Sokratis Papastathopoulos and leading scorer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang were also on target in a victory which allowed Thomas Tuchel’s side to all but wrap up a top-four finish and boost morale after a shocking last week.

Germany probes new message claiming Dortmund attack

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Berlin (AFP) – German prosecutors said Saturday they were examining a third claim of responsibility for blasts that rocked Borussia Dortmund’s team bus, but no new suspects have yet emerged.

With Dortmund players due back on the pitch in Germany’s premier league, the Bundesliga, police are pursuing leads in their probe of Tuesday’s attack that left Spanish international Marc Bartra and a policeman injured.

Germany probes new message claiming Dortmund attack

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Berlin (AFP) – German prosecutors said Saturday they were examining a third claim of responsibility for blasts that rocked Borussia Dortmund’s team bus, but no new suspects have yet emerged.

With Dortmund players due back on the pitch in Germany’s premier league, the Bundesliga, police are pursuing leads in their probe of Tuesday’s attack that left Spanish international Marc Bartra and a policeman injured.

Dortmund blast victim Bartra leaves hospital

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Berlin (AFP) – Defender Marc Bartra, who was wounded when three bombs rocked Borussia Dortmund’s team bus, left hospital on Saturday as he recovers from wrist surgery.

The 26-year-old is now resting at home after being hit by flying glass on Tuesday when Borussia’s bus was attacked on the way to their stadium for a Champions League match against Monaco.

Di Maria sends PSG level with Monaco

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Paris (AFP) – Angel Di Maria scored a brace to keep Paris Saint-Germain hot on Ligue 1 leaders Monaco’s heels with a 2-0 win at Angers on Friday.

The Argentina international showed his class with one sublime and another clinical finish as PSG moved level on points at the top of the table.

Dortmund attack ‘longest 15 mins of my life’ – Bartra

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Berlin (AFP) – Borussia Dortmund defender Marc Bartra, who was wounded when three bombs rocked his Bundesliga team’s bus, described on Friday his ordeal as “the longest and hardest 15 minutes of my life”.

“The pain, the panic, the uncertainty of not knowing what was happening, or how long it would last… they were the longest and hardest 15 minutes of my life,” the Spanish defender wrote in a message posted on Instagram.

‘It Was The Longest And Hardest 15 Minutes Of My Life’ – Marc Bartra Publishes Touching Instagram Update From Hospital Bed

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After undergoing surgery on a broken arm, Marc Bartra is currently still recovering in hospital after being injured during the explosive attack on the Borussia Dortmund team busjust hours beforeTuesday night's Champions League tie against Monaco.

Bartra suffered a fractured radial bone and had to have debris removed from his hand but, after being visited by his partner Melissa and their daughter Gala, the Spanish defender has since emitted a personal update from his hospital bed to assure fans that he's okay.

Rattled Dortmund seek solace after attack

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Berlin (AFP) – Borussia Dortmund face the difficult challenge of recovering from Tuesday’s frightening bomb attack on their team bus as they prepare to host Eintracht Frankfurt in the Bundesliga this weekend.

Players and staff alike were badly shaken after their team coach was rocked by three explosions on the way to Signal Iduna Park ahead of their Champions League tie against Monaco.

Rattled Dortmund seek solace after attack

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Berlin (AFP) – Borussia Dortmund face the difficult challenge of recovering from Tuesday’s frightening bomb attack on their team bus as they prepare to host Eintracht Frankfurt in the Bundesliga this weekend.

Players and staff alike were badly shaken after their team coach was rocked by three explosions on the way to Signal Iduna Park ahead of their Champions League tie against Monaco.

Monaco drained but aiming to keep PSG at bay

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Paris (AFP) – Monaco must put midweek events in Germany out of their minds and get back to the business of trying to win the French title as the Ligue 1 leaders entertain struggling Dijon on Saturday.

The game at the Stade Louis II comes in between the two legs of their Champions League quarter-final against Borussia Dortmund, with Monaco leading 3-2 from the first leg.

Dortmund’s Bartra faces month out

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Dortmund (Germany) (AFP) – Borussia Dortmund’s Spanish international defender Marc Bartra will be out for around four weeks after injuring his wrist in Tuesday’s bomb attack on the team’s bus, coach Thomas Tuchel said.

“Marc would prefer to play again on Saturday, but he will need around four weeks,” said Tuchel, whose side entertain Eintracht Frankfurt in the Bundesliga on Saturday.

Guardiola scared by Dortmund bomb attacks

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola admits he was shaken by the bomb attacks on Borussia Dortmund’s team bus this week.

Three explosions went off as the Dortmund team made their way to their Signal Iduna Park stadium for the Champions League quarter-final first leg against Monaco on Tuesday.

Guardiola scared by Dortmund bomb attacks

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola admits he was shaken by the bomb attacks on Borussia Dortmund’s team bus this week.

Three explosions went off as the Dortmund team made their way to their Signal Iduna Park stadium for the Champions League quarter-final first leg against Monaco on Tuesday.

Thursday Kickoff: Tuchel, Argentina, Messi and more

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In the wake of the bus explosion that rocked the club, Borussia Dortmund's manager hit out at UEFA for what he saw as a "lousy" decision.

Borussia Dortmund manager Thomas Tuchel ripped UEFA for the quick turnaround following the attack on the club's bus that injured Marc Bartra. (REPORT)

Sevilla released a statement warning Argentina not to pursue hiring head coach Jorge Sampaoli, who has been linked with the job in recent weeks.

Germany probes ‘Islamist’ after unbowed Dortmund play match

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Dortmund (Germany) (AFP) – German investigators Thursday focused their probe into three explosions that rocked the Borussia Dortmund football team bus on a sole “Islamist” suspect in custody, after the side defiantly returned to the pitch.

The roadside blasts left Dortmund’s Spanish international Marc Bartra and a policeman injured, with the bombs “containing metal pieces” detonating minutes after the team bus set off to a planned Champions League game against Monaco on Tuesday night.

Treated as if ‘beer can’ thrown at bus, rages Tuchel

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Dortmund (Germany) (AFP) – Borussia Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel accused UEFA of treating the bomb attack on their team bus as if a “beer can” had been thrown and claimed they were informed by text message that they would have to play their Champions League game against Monaco.

The German side were defeated 3-2 by the French club in the first leg of the quarter-final on Wednesday, 24 hours after the scheduled game had been postponed.

Treated as if ‘beer can’ thrown at bus, rages Tuchel

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Dortmund (Germany) (AFP) – Borussia Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel accused UEFA of treating the bomb attack on their team bus as if a “beer can” had been thrown and claimed they were informed by text message that they would have to play their Champions League game against Monaco.

The German side were defeated 3-2 by the French club in the first leg of the quarter-final on Wednesday, 24 hours after the scheduled game had been postponed.

Treated as if ‘beer can’ thrown at bus, rages Dortmund coach Tuchel

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Dortmund (Germany) (AFP) – Borussia Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel accused UEFA of treating the bomb attack on their team bus as if a “beer can” had been thrown and claimed they were informed by text message that they would have to play their Champions League game against Monaco.

The German side were defeated 3-2 by the French club in the first leg of the quarter-final on Wednesday, 24 hours after the scheduled game had been postponed.

Treated as if ‘beer can’ thrown at bus, rages Dortmund coach Tuchel

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Dortmund (Germany) (AFP) – Borussia Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel accused UEFA of treating the bomb attack on their team bus as if a “beer can” had been thrown and claimed they were informed by text message that they would have to play their Champions League game against Monaco.

The German side were defeated 3-2 by the French club in the first leg of the quarter-final on Wednesday, 24 hours after the scheduled game had been postponed.

Tuchel fumes at UEFA as Dortmund lose after bus attack

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Dortmund (Germany) (AFP) – Borussia Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel slammed the decision to play the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final against Monaco just a day after a bomb attack on the German team’s bus.

Teenager Kylian Mbappe struck twice as Monaco claimed a thrilling 3-2 win at Signal Iduna Park on Wednesday, but Tuchel was furious at the way the incident was handled by governing body UEFA.

Tuchel fumes at UEFA as Dortmund lose after bus attack

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Dortmund (Germany) (AFP) – Borussia Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel slammed the decision to play the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final against Monaco just a day after a bomb attack on the German team’s bus.

Teenager Kylian Mbappe struck twice as Monaco claimed a thrilling 3-2 win at Signal Iduna Park on Wednesday, but Tuchel was furious at the way the incident was handled by governing body UEFA.

Mbappe and Monaco stun Dortmund day after bus attack

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Dortmund (Germany) (AFP) – Kylian Mbappe struck twice as Monaco claimed a thrilling 3-2 win at Borussia Dortmund in Wednesday’s rescheduled Champions League quarter-final first leg to seize the advantage in the tie.

Police ramped up security in the city as German investigators detained an Islamist suspect over three explosions that rocked Dortmund’s team bus on Tuesday and left Spain international Marc Bartra with a broken wrist.

‘Islamist’ held as ‘terrorist link’ probed for Dortmund blasts

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Dortmund (Germany) (AFP) – German investigators on Wednesday detained an Islamist suspect over three explosions that rocked Borussia Dortmund’s team bus, prosecutors said, confirming that the probe was examining a possible “terrorist link”.

The roadside blasts left Dortmund’s Spanish international Marc Bartra and a policeman injured, with the bombs “containing metal pieces” detonating minutes after the team bus set off to a planned Champions League game against Monaco on Tuesday night.

‘Islamist’ held as ‘terrorist link’ probed for Dortmund blasts

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Dortmund (Germany) (AFP) – German investigators on Wednesday detained an Islamist suspect over three explosions that rocked Borussia Dortmund’s team bus, prosecutors said, confirming that the probe was examining a possible “terrorist link”.

The roadside blasts left Dortmund’s Spanish international Marc Bartra and a policeman injured, with the bombs “containing metal pieces” detonating minutes after the team bus set off to a planned Champions League game against Monaco on Tuesday night.

Bender replaces Bartra for Dortmund, Monaco without Mendy

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Dortmund (Germany) (AFP) – Spain international Marc Bartra, who was hurt in Tuesday’s bomb attack on the Borussia Dortmund team bus, was replaced by Sven Bender for Wednesday’s rescheduled Champions League quarter-final first leg against Monaco.

Centre-back Bartra underwent surgery on a broken wrist after he was hit by flying glass as three explosions shattered windows on the Dortmund coach as it made its way to Signal Iduna Park on Tuesday.

Bender replaces Bartra for Dortmund, Monaco without Mendy

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Dortmund (Germany) (AFP) – Spain international Marc Bartra, who was hurt in Tuesday’s bomb attack on the Borussia Dortmund team bus, was replaced by Sven Bender for Wednesday’s rescheduled Champions League quarter-final first leg against Monaco.

Centre-back Bartra underwent surgery on a broken wrist after he was hit by flying glass as three explosions shattered windows on the Dortmund coach as it made its way to Signal Iduna Park on Tuesday.

Dortmund blast victim Bartra recovering after surgery

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Dortmund (Germany) (AFP) – Spain international Marc Bartra said Wednesday he is recovering well after a successful wrist operation following the explosives attack on the Borussia Dortmund team bus.

“As you can see I am doing much better,” he posted on Instagram with a picture taken in hospital showing his right arm in a cast and giving a thumbs up with his left.

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Bus attack leaves Dortmund fighting blood, sweat and tears battle

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Dortmund (Germany) (AFP) – Marc Bartra gave blood, other Borussia Dortmund players have nightmares about the bomb attack on their bus and now the German team may need the sweat of Marco Reus to pull off a fairy tale place in the Champions League last four.

The scars left by three bombs that scorched the side of the bus and fired metal shards inside before the quarter-final against Monaco have gone much further than Bartra’s fractured wrist.

Americans Abroad Midweek Rewind: Pulisic, Arriola, Villafana and more

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While a young star headlined the week in Champions League play, several Americans put together strong performances in Liga MX action.

Christian Pulisic and Borussia Dortmund faced a tough task emotionally in coming back for Wednesday's UEFA Champions League quarterfinal clash against Monaco, and they fell just short in a 3-2 defeat.