Wounded Bartra says blasts 'hardest 15 minutes' of his life

  • Wounded Bartra says blasts 'hardest 15 minutes' of his life

Wounded Bartra says blasts 'hardest 15 minutes' of his life

Dortmund appeared to have their minds elsewhere as Monaco took a 2-0 half-time lead that would have been 3-0 but for Fabinho missing a 17th-minute penalty, the first spot kick the Brazil global has failed to convert for Monaco in 18 attempts.

The fixture was postponed from Tuesday after three explosions rocked the Dortmund team coach and left Spain worldwide Marc Bartra needing surgery on a broken wrist.

"We weren't asked at all at any time", Tuchel said.

"We love football, we suffer with football and I know we earn a lot of money, and we have a privileged life, but we are human beings and there is so much more than football in this world ... and last night we felt it", he said. It gives you a feeling of impotence.

Dortmund staff and fans protested last night after Uefa rescheduled the match for just 24 hours after the triple blast.

Former Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp has given his reaction to the attack on the German team's bus on Tuesday. But authorities said other motives are possible.

Police say the metal-packed devices used in the attack were sophisticated and would have required detailed knowledge of explosives and detonators.

But the region's top security official raised the possibility the note could be "an attempt to lay a false trail".

One of the letters, published by Bild, starts with the Islamic phrase 'In the Name of God, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful, ' and demands the withdrawal of German Tornado surveillance planes from Syria and the closure of the US military air base in Ramstein, Germany.

Investigators are still puzzling over three copies of a note claiming responsibility for the attack that were found at the scene. We will not forget it.

"Minutes after the attacks the only question was whether the game could go through or not".

Both Dortmund and Monaco encouraged the action through retweets of the hashtag to bring it to a wider audience. Shinji Kagawa cut the deficit in the 84th minute, but it was not enough to save Dortmund from defeat.

"I wanted to make a big game, knowing that I had been "left on the sidelines" in the last two games", he added. "It's hard for the Dortmund players, a player was injured, but UEFA decided that we had to play". Its coach Thomas Tuchel accused European football's governing body Uefa of treating the bomb attack as if only a "beer can" had been thrown.

Thomas Tuchel has said that it was too soon to get over the commotion, and it's quite clear from Nuri Sahin's emotional interview that his mind wasn't on football tonight.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel called the attack "repulsive".