Berlin - Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich have tightened
security measures at their stadium, banning spectators from carrying big bags
and bottles, ahead of Friday's home match -- the first of the new German league
Germany's league champions have stepped up measures for the
2016/17 season as they prepare to host Werder Bremen, with a sell-out crowd of
around 70,000 expected at Munich's Allianz Arena in a high-profile match.
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"Handbags and backpacks larger than the A4 format, and
all bottles, thermos flasks and liquids can no longer be brought in," said
Bayern in a statement with new coach Carlo Ancelotti set to take charge of his
first Bundesliga game.
The German national team was particularly shaken by the
November 13 attacks in Paris, as they were playing at the Stade de France in
Paris when suicide bombers sought to get into the stadium.
A few days after the Paris attacks that left 130 people
dead, a friendly between Germany and the Netherlands in Hanover was scrapped at
the last minute over a terror threat.For
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