The BVB family's thoughts at this hour are with the victims of the flooding, their families and friends, as well as all those who are currently fearing for their livelihoods and the many professional helpers and volunteers who are assisting wherever they can.

"Hagen-Hohenlimburg is just a few kilometres from our front door. Awful images are reaching us from there and from many other parts of the country, but so are touching ones that show how much the people of the region stand with each other in difficult situations. Borussia Dortmund will also do its part to help those affected and donate the proceeds of a charity match – which we would like to play in Hagen, if possible – to the victims. We'll start the talks on this matter in the coming days," said chief executive officer Hans-Joachim Watzke.