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Security Increased For Atletico-Galatasaray UEFA Champions League Clash

Updated: 24 November 2015 20:48 IST

With terror threat looming large over football matches, Spanish authorities have increased police presence for the UEFA Champions League tie between Atletico Madrid and Galatasaray as part of protective measures.

Security Increased For Atletico-Galatasaray UEFA Champions League Clash
Following a terror attack outside State de France, Spanish authorities are taking no chances and have heightened security for a UEFA Champions League tie. © AFP

Madrid:

Spanish authorities in Madrid have tightened security with 30 percent more police officers for the UEFA Champions League football game on Wednesday between Atletico Madrid and Turkish side Galatasaray at the Vicente Calderon Stadium.

The step comes as part of protective measures against any terrorism attempt, reports Efe.

Speaking to reporters at Madrid police headquarters the government delegate in Madrid, Concepcion Dancausa explained that the match is high risk because it is in the UEFA Champions League.

Dancausa added that all mass gatherings of people will be protected and therefore there will be 30 percent more police officers and the club has increased the number of private security guards.

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