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Germany still hunting perpetrators of Dortmund bus attack

A window of Dortmund's team bus is damaged after an explosion before the Champions League quarterfinal soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and AS Monaco in Dortmund western Germany Tuesday 'Serious explosive devices' used in blasts which hit Borussia Dortmund team bus
Montrelle Montesinos | 15 Abril, 2017, 08:34

The team, said Watzke, would "play for everyone", though Dortmund initially struggled to contain one of the most potent frontlines on the continent, falling two goals behind before the break - one of them an own goal - with Monaco also missing a penalty.

The suspect will appear before a judge, who will decide whether to approve the arrest warrant issued by prosecutors, which will allow the man to be held for longer than 24 hours. Only Abdul Beset A. was detained. The letter demanded that Germany stop its Tornado reconnaissance missions in the worldwide anti-IS coalition and close the U.S. air base at Ramstein in western Germany.

Police are investigating an Islamist background to the attack after finding a letter close to the scene.

Social media lit up with photos of Monaco and Dortmund supporters sharing beers and snacks in a display of camaraderie rarely seen between rival teams.

Borussia Dortmund defender Marc Bartra smiled for the camera on Wednesday, putting fans at ease a day after he underwent surgery to fix injuries he sustained to his wrist and arms when three explosions went off near the team bus as it traveled to its hometown stadium to take on AS Monaco in their Champions League quarterfinal.

Speaking in a press conference, Tuchel said: "Compared to what happened on Tuesday, the importance of the game is zero".

'Today, I received in hospital the happiest visit.

Dortmund fans showed their anger towards UEFA.

The letter starts with "In the name of Allah the merciful" and goes on to address Chancellor Angela Merkel directly.

"What shocked us all was these are two good clubs and it's a lovely part of the world and you think "my word".

"All my strength to my teammates, supporters and fans", he said Wednesday, "and to the team for tonight's match!" Spanish defender Marc Bartra was injured by flying shards of glass and required surgery, but no one was killed in the attack.

Members of Dortmund's squad - including Nuri Sahin and Julian Weigl - admitted after the match that the attack had an impact on their performance.

Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere, who attended the match, said the "fascination" surrounding football drove terrorists to try to disrupt it. "I think the majority of us didn't get much sleep, myself included".

Sometimes, it's hard to focus on a football game.

"From what I heard in the team circle, a lot of players didn't want to play, but UEFA put some pressure on and politicians asked Dortmund to play", said Matthaeus.

Dortmund's next game is at home to Eintracht Frankfurt in the Bundesliga on Saturday.

"It comes in waves". "It's very significant to come and win here, but we're only halfway there".

"We must find a way of overcoming that. But we don't know yet how that's supposed to happen".

UEFA, however, insisted that both clubs had agreed to play on Wednesday at the earlier 1645GMT kick-off.

"These days when I look at my wrist, swollen and badly wounded, you know what I feel?"