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Bayern Munich's match against Schalke will go ahead as planned

Despite recent events in Paris and Hanover, competition will not stop for Bayern Munich as they return to action after the international break.

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Bayern Munich's match against Schalke 04 this Saturday will go ahead as planned, DFL president Dr. Reinhard Rauball electing not to postpone the Bundesliga matchday 13 matches despite recent events.

"The matchday will take place," Dr. Rauball said on Wednesday.

The German national team's international friendly against the Netherlands was cancelled on Tuesday after police suspected a bomb may have been in HDI Arena in Hanover. The events were in the wake of a bomb going off near the Stade de France during Germany's friendly against France.

Although Schalke 04 has not released a statement regarding the match, several Bundesliga teams confirmed the matches will take place as scheduled, some issuing statements committing to extra security measures.

"We have great confidence in the federal and state security authorities," Dr. Rauball said. "On the one hand, we do not want to succumb to terror. Yet, on the other, top priority must be given to protecting human life."

Bayern's match against Schalke is arguably the biggest match of the weekend, the two longtime rivals going at it in the primetime slot on Saturday evening. Schalke was one of the few teams to take points from Bayern last season, collecting two 1-1 draws in their two Bundesliga meetings.

In regards to Bundesliga matches in the future, Bayern released a statement Thursday reassuring fans of the security at Allianz Arena:

The events of recent days are also a matter of pressing concern at FC Bayern München. Since the Paris terror attacks, FC Bayern München has been in a continous dialogue with the authorities responsible for safety and security at the Allianz Arena. For home matches at the Allianz Arena, FC Bayern will react to the current security situation - liaising closely with the police - with additional, adapted security measures. FC Bayern München is thereby following recommendations made by the police and interior ministry.

"We are in close contact with the DFL and DFB and the authorities responsible for security," Bayern deputy chairman Jan-Christian Dreesen said in the press release. "I can confirm that admission controls will be more intensive and thorough in the future. In consideration of the security concept agreed with the authorities I do not wish to comment on any further details. I would ask our fans and all spectators for their understanding that delays are possible when entering the stadium."

UEFA also released a statement on Wednesday confirming the Champions League and Europa League will go ahead as well. Bayern play hosts to Olympiacos, who are second on goal difference in their group, on Tuesday in Allianz Arena.

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