UEFA criticised over Dortmund match decision

Posted April 20, 2017

They lost the game, but realised there is more to life than soccer.

Earlier, German authorities arrested a suspected Islamist in connection with what Chancellor Angela Merkel called the "despicable" attack on the bus, in which three explosions went off as the Dortmund players made their way to the stadium.

Several of Tuchel's coaching counterparts, including the coach of Dortmund's next opponent in the Bundesliga, Niko Kovac, expressed support for his position, when speaking to reporters about their upcoming matches.

"It comes in waves".

"What do I feel when I look at my swollen and badly damaged wrist?"

"We must find a way of overcoming that".

"It is destabilising but we are professionals, we must get accustomed to everything, even in the most extreme conditions".

Tuchel claims the club were informed of the decision by text message and Bartra was still in hospital while his team-mates were losing the first leg 3-2 to Monaco.Klopp agrees with Tuchel that UEFA underestimated the mental scars inflicted on the Dortmund players by such a traumatic experience. After Tuesday I don't have any more space to think about the game. "Because last night I didn't realize what happened, and when I was at home and my wife and my son were waiting in front of the door, there I felt how lucky we were", the visibly shaken Sahin told former Norway worldwide Jan Aage Fjortoft, now a journalist. "It's hard for the Dortmund players, a player was injured, but UEFA decided that we had to play", he added.

"We love football, we suffer with football, we love football". But one shouldn't forget that we are human beings.

Spanish global defender Marc Bartra underwent emergency surgery for a broken wrist and to remove glass that became planted in his arm after the blasts shattered windows on the team bus.

As noted in the same piece, it was also revealed the bombs contained pieces of shrapnel and that a shard was stuck in the headrest of one of the seats on board. It could easily have been a lot worse.

"I wanted to make a big game, knowing that I had been "left on the sidelines" in the last two games", he added. I sit next to (Marcel) Schmelzer and I will never forget his face. "We agree that this is an appalling crime", Merkel said. "You read the whole time of an attack on our bus. And of course we're also playing for Marc Bartra, who wants to see his team win!" "But this morning, we found that the training had done good, that it had made us think of something else". We realised this morning that training is a distraction. UEFA spokesman Pedro Pinto told The Associated Press the governing body was in touch with all parties.

Dortmund has said that their player Bartra won't be able to play for several weeks.

"I tried immediately to get some information".

The Dortmund squad were on their way to Signal Iduna Park for the Champions League quarter-final clash against Monaco when three explosions went off near their coach. Fourth only brings a playoff.

"That's why it's right that we do as much as we can to protect it, and not allow criminals to take the fascination away from us".