Bomb-blast victim Marc Bartra back in Dortmund team


Internet Desk: Dortmund defender Marc Bartra played his first game last day after suffering a fracture in his wrist in a bomb attack on the Borussia Dortmund team bus last April.

Bartra played Dortmund’s final league game against Werder Bremen.

The Spanish defender suffered a fracture in his right wrist and had to undergo a surgery when Dormund’s bus was attacked with three bombs before the quarter final match against Monaco.

Bartra was immediately rused to the hospital where his treatment began instantly. Within 24 hours the quarter final match was played where the German side lost 3-2 and 6-3 on aggregates. Four days after the bomb attack, the defender was released from the hospital.

His team-mates held his five numbered jersey to pay him a respect and also celebrated with it when they defeated Eintracht Frankfurt 3-1.

A German-Russian, named Sergej W has been charged and prosecuted for the attack. According to the prosecutors the 28 year old’s intention was not terror related but financial.

The accused had been charged with attempted murder, setting off explosions and causing serious physical injury. He was excepting a drop in profit from the team’s share price as a result of the attack.

Apart from Bartra, a policeman who was escorting the team bus had suffered trauma from the noise of the blast.


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