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Munich Police Prepare For Champions League Final

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Police in Munich will be beefing up their presence for Saturday′s Champions League final between Bayern Munich and Chelsea but said Thursday, May 17 security plans would not be affected by crowd trouble this week in Germany.

Around 2,000 police will be deployed in and around the Allianz Arena, in the city centre and at sites where thousands of fans are expected to gather for live match screenings.

Police spokesman Wolfgang Wenger said that crowd trouble this week at two relegation/promotion play-off games would not have any bearing on police security planning.

Around 30,000 Chelsea fans are expected in Munich for the match and German police have been in close contact with their English counterparts in planing security for the game.

Some 80 known hooligans have been refused permission to travel to Germany, but Munich police believe there could still be some 150 troublemakers among the visiting fans.

Munich police have written a letter of welcome to Chelsea supporters, outlining police policy for the game and giving fans the opportunity of talking to police and security officials outside the stadium before kick-off, dpa reported.

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