Football: Security beefed up around Real Madrid's hotel after Dortmund bomb blast

Real Madrid players during a training session in Munich, Germany, on April 11.
Real Madrid players during a training session in Munich, Germany, on April 11.PHOTO: EPA

MUNICH (AFP) - Security has been tightened around the star-studded Real Madrid squad, led by superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, for Wednesday's Champions League match at Bayern Munich following the Dortmund team bus blast.

Around 30 police wearing bullet proof vests were added to the security detail at the Munich hotel where the Real team are staying due to Tuesday's blast in Dortmund.

Security remained tight throughout the night in Munich after three explosions hit the Borussia Dortmund team bus, leaving one player - defender Marc Bartra - needing surgery.

The attack forced the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie against Monaco to be postponed until Wednesday (Thursday, Singapore time).

According to German daily Bild, both the Real Madrid and Bayern Munich team buses were driven away to a safe place during the night.

Security will be tight at Dortmund's Signal Iduna Park with a crowd of 80,000 expected, likewise at Munich's Allianz Arena which is a 70,000-capacity sell-out.

Bayern's head coach Carlo Ancelotti has offered Bartra and Dortmund his best wishes.

"We give all our support to @BVB and wish @MarcBartra an early recovery," the Italian tweeted.