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Security beefed up for Atletico-Galatasaray clash

Madrid, Nov 24 (IANS) Spanish authorities in Madrid have tightened security with 30 percent more police officers at the European 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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