Soon after the explosions that took place yesterday in the afternoon close to the spot where Borussia Dortmund’s bus was going to leave for Signal Iduna Stadium, UEFA announced that the first leg of the Champions League quarterfinal between the German side and Monaco was being transferred 22 hours later.
A problem that arose for the visiting fans was that suddenly they had to find accommodation for an extra night at Dortmund. Monaco informed their fans that the club would give up to 80 euros per person, money rather enough to cover the cost of that extra day spent in Germany.
Local football fans though took the initiative to open their houses to travelers from Monaco, and Borussia helped make it more widely known, by posting this on their Twitter account;
— Borussia Dortmund (@BVB) April 11, 2017
Several Monaco fans seized the opportunity to stay with locals, and many of them took as well to the social media to post photos of happy times at local homes, just as Monaco themselves did, congratulating Dotmund’ fans with a tweet in German, saying “This is Football”.
— AS MONACO ?? (@AS_Monaco) April 11, 2017