Jump directly to the content

News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services.

DREAM TEAM

Your Sun

A News UK Company
TOP
Respect

Marc Bartra dedicates sensational Dortmund goal to victims of the Barcelona terror attack

The Catalonia-born defender scored in Dortmund's season opener against Wolfsburg

Bundesliga is back, with all eyes seemingly on Dortmund in their season opener against Wolfsburg. 

The big news prior to kick-off was that World Cup-winning midfielder Mario Gotze was in the staring line-up for the first time in seven months, while wantaway forward Ousmane Dembele wasn’t even in the squad.

It’s great to see Mario Gotze back in the side

EPA
3
It’s great to see Mario Gotze back in the side

But the man who’ll make all the headlines in Germany tomorrow is defender Marc Bartra, after his sensational goal in the first-half.

While Gotze announced his return by setting up Christian Pulisic for the opener, Bartra made the score 2-0 when he ran through the left side of the six-yard box and curled an absolute beauty past Wolfsburg’s goalkeeper Koen Casteels.

Take a look at this:

AFP or licensors
3

If that wasn’t enough, the Barcelona native then dedicated his goal to victims of the terrorist attack in the Spanish city by kissing his black armband and pointing to the sky.

Bartra, who was born in Sant Jaume, Catalonia, and was part of Barcelona’s famous La Masia academy as a youngster, made a heart-wrenching tribute to victims of the attack on social media, posting this via Instagram:

Bartra wrote: “Where I was born, where I grew up and where I have the people I love. All my support to families. I love Barcelona. # TotsSomBarcelona”

There was a moments silence before kick-off

AFP or licensors
3
There was a moments silence before kick-off

What’s more, Bartra’s tribute is all the more poignant considering he was a victim in a terrifying bus bomb attack in April.

The Spanish centre-back was the sole casualty in an attack that damaged Dortmund’s team coach ahead of their Champions League quarter-final clash against Monaco.

Police in Germany later charged a man suspected of being behind the Dortmund bus attack, said to be a market trader hoping to profit on fallen shares in the team.

EXCLUSIVE DREAM TEAM OFFER: Claim your free £20 bet

SUN BETS have an exclusive new customer offer for Dream Team readers.

Register using the special code DREAM, bet a fiver on any sports market and they’ll give you a £20 free bet.

Claim it here.

But what to stick your free £20 on?


DREAM TEAM COMEDY: Who's the biggest red?