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After becoming aware of statements made by Borussia Dortmund players and their coach, Thomas Tuchel, about how ‘absurd’ and unacceptable it was to be obliged to play last night’s game against Monaco just 24 hours after the attack that affected their bus as well, UEFA felt the need to try clear things out.
The decision to play the UEFA Champions League match between Borussia Dortmund and AS Monaco FC on Wednesday at 18.45CET was made on Tuesday night at the BvB Stadion Dortmund in cooperation and complete agreement with clubs and authorities
a UEFA spokesperson said. Furthermore,
UEFA was in touch with all parties on Wednesday and never received any information which suggested that any of the teams did not want to play
the same spokesperson said, practically telling Dortmund’s players and coach that their problem is not with UEFA, but with their own club.
It was Borussia who should have officially objected to playing last night, something they apparently did not do, when they were consulted on Tuesday afternoon, after the bomb explosions incident that targeted their bus outside their hotel.
Marc Bartra was injured and had to undergo surgery on his wrist and hand, while the rest of the players and the staff who were in and around the bus had to duck and hope the situation wouldn’t get even worse.