Borussia Dortmund loses Monaco game rescheduled after blasts

The man was arrested on Wednesday, a day after three explosions shattered a window of the Borussia Dortmund bus as it was heading from the team's hotel to the stadium for a Champions League match against AS Monaco.

"I don't know if the people can understand this but, until I was on the pitch in the second half, I didn't think about football".

Dortmund players wore t-shirts bearing a message of support for Bartra prior to kick-off, while goalkeeper Roman Burki warmed up in the defender's number five jersey.

"I saw the faces of my former players and I saw the shock in their eyes and that was really, really hard". "We were in touch with all parties and never received any information which suggested that any of the teams did not want to play", it said.

UEFA, European soccer's governing body, increased security for all three Champions Leagues games on Wednesday.

"Ultimately, it was decided in Nyon in Switzerland whether or not to play the next day".

But Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke said Tuesday that a congested calendar meant there was little option for postponing the game further.

"If you weren't in the bus I'm sure you can't imagine how it was".

The Dortmund players were back in training on Wednesday morning to prepare for the evening's fixture. "You read the whole time of an attack on our bus".

It was as yet unclear whether the letter for responsibility originates from the perpetrators of the bomb attack.

Dortmund fell further behind when Sven Bender, with perhaps an eye on Radamel Falcao lurking behind, headed Andrea Raggi's superb cross into his own net.

Dortmund's compact stadium, packed with raucous home fans dressed in the team's distinctive black and yellow colors, is usually an intimidating venue for visiting teams, but both sets of supporters were united in their disgust at the attack.

Monaco missed an opportunity to go ahead from the penalty spot in the 17th minute after Sokratis Papastathopoulos was whistled for fouling Mbappe.

Helped by the introduction of the 18-year-old Christian Pulisic, after the break the home side were brighter - and consequently so too were the home fans - and they halved the deficit when Dembele finished a wonderful team goal.

It was his 21st goal of the season and only enhances his flourishing reputation.

Mbappe's scintillating strike left Tuchel's side with a mountain to climb, but Shinji Kagawa's calm effort at least began the ascent before they travel to the principality in a week's time.

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