In pictures: Borussia Dortmund team bus hit by explosion ahead of Monaco Champions League tie

Hamish Williams

Borussia Dortmund’s team bus was hit by three explosions ahead of their Champions League tie against Monaco on Tuesday night.

Dortmund defender Marc Batra, a Spanish international, has been taken to hospital as a result of the blast.


Police officers and firefighters stand outside the Dortmund team bus after it was damaged in an explosion before the Champions League quarterfinal soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and AS Monaco in Dortmund, western Germany, Tuesday, April 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

Borussia Dortmund

The Borussia Dortmund team bus is seen after an explosion near their hotel before the game Reuters / Kai Pfaffenbach Livepic

Borussia Dortmund

The Borussia Dortmund team bus is seen after an explosion near their hotel before the game Reuters / Kai Pfaffenbach Livepic

Borussia Dortmund team bus

The Borussia Dortmund team bus is seen after an explosion near their hotel before the game

Borussia Dortmund team bus

The Borussia Dortmund team bus is seen after an explosion near their hotel before the game

Borussia Dortmund team bus

The rear of the team bus is seen after explosions rocked it

Borussia Dortmund team bus

A police bike is seen in front of the team bus

Marcel Schmelzer

Borussia Dortmund’s Marcel Schmelzer speaks to police after an explosion went off near the German team’s bus

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang talks with his teammates

Dortmund’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, left, talks to teammates after a window of Dortmund’s team bus was damaged after an explosion before the Champions League quarterfinal soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and AS Monaco in Dortmund, western Germany, Tuesday, April 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

Borussia Dortmund bus explosion

Borussia Dortmund bus explosion

Borussia Dortmund players and staff are seen by the team bus after an explosion near their hotel before the game

Borussia Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund

A Borussia Dortmund fan looks concerned at the Signal Iduna Park.

Borussia Dortmund bus explosion

Dortmund players stand outside the team hotel after the team bus was damaged in an explosion before the Champions League quarterfinal soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and AS Monaco in Dortmund, western Germany, Tuesday, April 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)