French strikes forcing PSG fans to cancel trips for Bayern Munich clash

Le Parisien are reporting that widespread strikes, which are taking place across France on Tuesday and Wednesday, are forcing some Paris Saint-Germain fans to cancel their trips to Germany to watch their side face Bayern Munich in a pivotal Champions League clash. 

Some 3,800 fans are expected at the Allianz Arena on Wednesday night. PSG face an uphill task and must overturn a one-goal deficit in Germany in order to progress in the Champions League. To get them over the line, Les Pairisens will be counting on the support of their fans, but as Le Parisien have revealed, some have been forced to cancel their trip to Germany. 

There are widespread train and aviation strikes taking place both on the eve of the game, and on the day of the game itself. Notably, on Wednesday, no trains will cross the French border and head into Germany. Many booked their trains from Paris to Munich before the announcement of the strikes, and have since seen their trains cancelled.

The strikes, which protest pension reforms proposed by President Emmanuel Macron’s En March government, have already forced the PSG team to leave the country early, and arrive in the Bavarian capital 48 hours before the tie. 

Many fans have had to alter their plans, and have followed the example of their team in leaving the country earlier than initially anticipated. However, some haven’t been able to do so, and have been forced to cancel their trips to the Allianz Arena. 

GFFN | Luke Entwistle

More European Football News