He faced life imprisonment.

Sergey Vennergold. Photo by Sid Bernd Thissen
Sergey Vennergold. Photo by Sid Bernd Thissen

The court in Dortmund gave 14 years in prison to a citizen of Russia and Germany Sergey Vennergold for undermining the bus of the Borussia Dortmund football club before the Champions League match. This was reported by The Guardian and Sky News .

The court found Vennergold guilty of attempted murder on 28 counts. He was also charged with causing grievous bodily harm due to an explosion arranged with the help of improvised bombs.

On April 11, 2017, Vennergold placed and detonated three explosive devices on the route of the football club bus to the stadium. On that day, the Champions League match against Monaco was planned. The Spanish defender of “Borussia” Mark Bartra and the policeman who accompanied the bus suffered.

Wennergold was facing a life sentence. The Russian who arranged the explosion admitted guilt, apologized to the football club and explained his action by trying to earn money on the fall of the team’s shares for the financial support of the parents. In court, it turned out that on the day of the match Vennergold had invested about 44 thousand euros in options, which, if the value of the securities fell, could be sold at a profit.