MUNICH - Police in Munich will be beefing up their presence for Saturday's Champions League final between Bayern Munich and Chelsea but say security plans would not be affected by crowd trouble this week in Germany.
Around 2000 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 told DPA that crowd trouble this week at two relegation/promotion play-off games would not have any bearing on police security planning.
"Of course we have an eye on the present situation but our concept is in place," he said.
Wenger said he expected a different atmosphere and "a different public" at European club football's biggest game of the season.
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.
Apart from spectators attending the match, 65,000 fans are expected for live broadcasts on giant screens at the Olympic Stadium and another 30,000 at Theresienwiese, the October beer festival site.
On Tuesday, the Bundesliga play-off match between Fortuna Dusseldorf and Hertha Berlin was interrupted for 20 minutes when thousands of fans stormed the pitch in stoppage time.
On Monday evening, 75 people, including 18 police, were injured in clashes between fans at the second division play-off match between Karlsruhe and Jahn Regensburg.