Real Madrid Will Receive Extra Security on the Way to the Allianz Arena Today After Dortmund Bomb Scare Yesterday

Policemen stand in front of the team hotel of Real Madrid on April 12, 2017 in Munich, southern Germany, prior to the UEFA Champions League quarter-final, first-leg football match of Bayern Munich vs Real Madrid.Security was ratcheted up in Munich, one day after three explosions rocked the team bus of German football club Borussia Dortmund minutes after the bus set off to a planned Champions League game against Monaco on Tuesday night (April 11, 2017). / AFP PHOTO / Odd ANDERSEN (Photo credit should read ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images)
Policemen stand in front of the team hotel of Real Madrid on April 12, 2017 in Munich, southern Germany, prior to the UEFA Champions League quarter-final, first-leg football match of Bayern Munich vs Real Madrid.Security was ratcheted up in Munich, one day after three explosions rocked the team bus of German football club Borussia Dortmund minutes after the bus set off to a planned Champions League game against Monaco on Tuesday night (April 11, 2017). / AFP PHOTO / Odd ANDERSEN (Photo credit should read ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images) /
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Following the terrible incident yesterday in Dortmund involving the Borussia Dortmund team bus and a few explosions that went off around the team bus, Real Madrid will receive extra security and more police officers to escort them to the Allianz Arena in Munich today prior to their match against Bayern Munich. Ben Sundock tells you more.

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After the postponing of the Champions League quarterfinal first leg matchup with Borussia Dortmund and AS Monaco yesterday due to a series of bombs being set off around the Dortmund team bus, injuring defender Marc Bartra bad enough to warrant wrist surgery, security at the three venues hosting matches today have seriously buffed police presence and general security.

Reports out of Munich have told media outlets there will be an extra 80 police officers on scene at the Allianz after what happened in Dortmund some 500 kilometers away.

“Security procedures will be enhanced accordingly wherever needed,” the European football body said in a statement that asked fans attending the games to prepare for additional security checks.

The Munich police has been very active in keeping fans updated on the security situation and have said via Twitter they don’t expect anything to happen, but are taking all precautions to keep fans, media, and players safe.

And the police are doing a great job ensuring that the journey for both teams from their respective hotels to the arena be safe and uninterrupted as the statement says, “Because of the incidents in Dortmund, we gave thought to how we can protect the teams and the transport of the teams to the stadium even better.”

“We already increased our presence in the areas around the team hotels last night, and we increased the number of police working the football match from 370 to currently 450.”

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Real Madrid received a special security escort upon their arrival in Munich from the airport to the team hotel, which is just a short 5 kilometer drive.

Real Madrid and Bayern Munich both will try to not let the distraction of yesterday’s event and the increased security surrounding them affect their performances on the field Wednesday night.

The team buses will leave their respective hotels about an hour and a half prior to kickoff, and they will have plenty of protection with them all night long.

The match kicks off at 2:45 EST, 1:45 CST on FS1 and on Fox Sports Go.

Stay tuned for post match and live Tweet coverage!