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Security plan for El Clásico at Bernabéu stadium

There will be a triple security ring to prevent any attack

Security plan for El Clásico at Bernabéu stadium
Security plan for El Clásico at Bernabéu stadium

There will be a triple security ring to prevent any attack

Seguretat Clàssic

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Last Friday's attacks in Paris made worldwide terrorist alert increase and high-level soccer matches are becoming potential areas of risk. Germany-Holand was cancelled for attack danger and people were evacuated from the stadium. Spain - Belgium was also cancelled one day before the match. And remember that three terrorists tried to enter Saint Denis when France and Germany were playing.

For this reason, this Saturday's El Clásico at Santiago Bernabéu, the match between Real Madrid and FC Barcelona, will have exceptional security measures, as it is one of the most important games of the season, followed worldwide.

In recent days, several meetings have been held to prepare the security plan for El Clásico. This Wednesday the newspaper Sport explained some of the safety measures:

- Triple security ring. People attending El Clásico will have to overcome three security controls where police will carry out thorough searches. People going to the box and VIPs will also have to pass through metal detectors.

- Thorough searches. "We will search even in the sandwiches," said the delegate of the Spanish government in Madrid. Police will search in every object carried by fans entering the stadium.

- Special opening of doors. Exceptionally, doors at Santiago Bernabéu will open two hours before the match to prevent mass or queues due to security controls.

- Double policemen than in the last high-risk match. Real Madrid - Juventus on May 2015 was the last high-risk match. There were 1,635 security guards. This Saturday there will be around 3,000.

- Alert since Thursday. A special squad with dogs trained to detect explosives will monitor areas near the stadium from 48 hours before the match.