Today (November 24) is matchday 5 of the UEFA Champions League. In Group F the FC Bayern Munich and Olympiacos Piraeus are playing tonight at Munich’s Allianz Arena. The two teams both have 9 points out of the first four matches and sit at first (Bayern) and second place (Olympiacos), but with two rounds left to be played, Arsenal London with only 3 points so far, still has a chance to make it to the K.O. rounds of this seasons Champions League. For that, the Londoners will have to beat Croatia’s Dinamo Zagreb tonight in London and Bayern would have to win against Olympiacos.
Both outcomes are realistic. In the last match of the group phase Arsenal would have to beat Olympiacos in Piraeus. The Gunners are thereby deciding their own fate.
Today is also the first Champions League matchday since the Paris attacks, and the FC Bayern has informed about enhanced security measures at the Allianz Arena:
“In the wake of the Paris terror attacks and in close liaison with the police, FC Bayern Munich is reacting to the current security situation with additional, adapted security measures for home matches at the Allianz Arena.
For this reason, there may be delays in the process of admission to Tuesday evening’s Champions League meeting between FC Bayern and Olympiacos. FC Bayern asks for fans’ understanding and advises all fans and supporters to arrive at the Arena in good time.
Furthermore, we would remind all fans that the use of pyrotechnic flares and fireworks of any sort at the stadium is strictly prohibited. In this case we would also appeal to spectators’ sensibility to the current situation for the good of everyone concerned.”