A German court has sentenced a man to 14 years in prison for detonating a bomb on the Borussia Dortmund team bus in 2017 as part of a money-making scheme which injured one of the club's players.

The team had been heading to the club stadium - Germany's biggest with capacity of 80,000 - for a Champions League match against AS Monaco when the bomb exploded.

The defendant, Sergej Wenergold, 29, admitted to staging the roadside attack in April 2017 but said he wanted to make money rather than harm or kill anyone.

He had been charged with 28 counts of attempted murder, inflicting grievous bodily harm and of causing an explosion.

Dortmund defender Marc Bartra was injured on the arm in the attack and the match was delayed by a day.

Wenergold expressed deep regret for what he had done, saying he had not meant to harm anyone.

His lawyer said he had planned the attack to trigger a fall in Dortmund's share price from which he could profit.

Prosecutors, who wanted him to be imprisoned for life, had argued that Wenergold bought some €44,000 worth of options on the day of the attack which he could have sold at a profit if the share price had dropped.

In fact, Dortmund’s shares rose after the attack.

Shares in the club also climbed 2.7% yesterday after the club's latest victory in the Bundesliga took it to the top of the German table.