Champions League games to go ahead despite terror threats – as police in London ‘reassure’ public


The Champions League quarter-finals will go ahead as scheduled amid an alleged terror threat, UEFA says.

A media outlet linked to IS allegedly issued a threat concerning all four of this week’s ties.

Two English clubs, Arsenal and Manchester City, are playing tonight in the Champions League quarter-finals.

The Gunners will host the first leg of their last-eight tie at the Emirates Stadium against German giants Bayern Munich.

While Manchester City are in action away to Real Madrid where local reports said the roof was going to be closed for the game.

Tomorrow, there are two further games, one in Paris, between PSG and Barcelona, and a second game in Germany, between Borussia Dortmund and Atletico Madrid.

In the clash in the French capital, the country’s interior minister said that security had been “considerably reinforced”.

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In a statement UEFA, Europe’s club football governing body, said: “UEFA is aware of alleged terrorist threats made towards this week’s UEFA Champions League matches and is closely liaising with the authorities at the respective venues.

“All matches are planned to go ahead as scheduled with appropriate security arrangements in place.”

French interior minister Gérald Darmanin has said that security will be “considerably reinforced” in Paris after a “threat” by the Islamic State group.

“We have seen, among others, a communication from the Islamic State which is particularly aimed at stadiums”, Darmanin said.

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