UEFA Disputes Pressure Claim On Dortmund, Monaco Clash

A fan holds up a scarf during the UEFA Champions League 1st leg quarter-final football match BVB Borussia Dortmund v Monaco in Dortmund western Germany

Tuchel was less than impressed with UEFA's decision to move the game to Wednesday, saying BVB were never even consulted which made them feel powerless in the matter.

"The accused was arrested (on Wednesday) in connection with the attack on the Borussia Dortmund team coach". I'm pretty sure the people who make the decision afterwards, if they had been in the bus they would not have played the game.

"We were informed by text message that Uefa was making this decision", Tuchel said, the Guardian reported. I get goosebumps. I can't forget the faces.

Commenting on the mood in the camp ahead of the game, Tuchel added: "We left it open to every player if he wants to play".

Security has been increased at Premier League grounds this season in the wake of terrorist attacks at sporting and non-sporting events around Europe, and Klopp said he had no specific concerns about the safety of himself or his players.

"I encouraged everyone to take the game seriously but football is not the most important thing in the world".

"But as long as we are not directly involved, life goes on". It is hard to speak about but only because in the world a lot of things happen in this moment, a lot of really difficult-to-understand things, and as smart human beings we all think about this. "It was only when I came home yesterday, and my wife and my son were standing at the door that I realized how lucky we were".

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He told Press Association Sport: "I can see why there was a desire to get it going so soon and they would have asked 'can we carry on as normal?'"

Ousmane Dembele pulled one back for Dortmund on 57 minutes, but Mbappe fired in his second of the game to leave Monaco as favourites to reach the last four despite Shinji Kagawa's late strike. "(On Tuesday) night we felt it".

Meanwhile, reports indicate that the tie was moved for Wednesday following the blast which left Dortmund defender Marc Batra injured, . "We have a very privileged life", the former Liverpool midfielder added.

He said that Islamic, left-wing and right-wing extremists are being considered by investigators, the news agency dpa reported. "It was the most hard day that I have lived in my life and I hope that nobody else has to live this day".

"I don't know if people can understand this but until I was on the pitch in the second half I didn't think about football to be honest".

"When I was on the bus (on Tuesday) night, I can't forget the faces".

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