Sergei Wenergold

A German court has sentenced the man who bombed Borussia Dortmund’s football team bus to 14 years in prison.

The court convicted Sergei Wenergold, a dual German-Russian national, on Tuesday for the attack carried out on April 11, 2017 when the German side were en route to a Champions League clash against Monaco.

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The explosion occurred shortly after the team embarked on their journey from their hotel and left centre-back Marc Bartra needing surgery on a fractured wrist and shrapnel in his arm.

A police officer was also injured in the attack, but no other Dortmund players or members of staff were hurt.

The culprit admitted to making and setting off three bombs in the attack, but he has denied that he tried to kill anyone in the process.

In fact, the bombing was part of a money-making scheme. On the day of the attack, the 29-year-old bought €44,000 worth of share options with the expectation that the club’s stock price would plummet and allow him to sell them on for a large profit.

Instead, the share price rose in the wake of the attack.