Dortmund angry it was forced to play; UEFA says team agreed


Published 6:15 p.m. ET April 12, 2017 | Updated 8 hours ago

Borussia Dortmund’s anger about being forced to play a day after a bomb attack on its bus was contested by European soccer’s governing body, which insisted the German team agreed to the rapid rescheduling of its Champions League quarterfinal against Monaco on Wednesday.

After losing 3-2 to Monaco in the first leg, Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel said his players wanted more time to recover from the previous day’s attack that left defender Marc Bartra requiring surgery for injuries to his wrist and arm.

But UEFA said Dortmund was satisfied with playing the first leg against Monaco just 24 hours after three devices packed with metal pins detonated close to the team bus as it headed to the stadium.

“The decision to play the match today at 18.45 (local time) was made last night at BVB stadium in cooperation and complete agreement with…

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