Over 850 Spanish forces to be deployed for Sevilla-Bayern match

Seville (Spain): Spanish authorities are to deploy more than 850 troops, including 400 national police, to ensure the safety of the Champions League match between Sevilla and Bayern Munich, which has been declared a high-risk game, a Spanish government representative in Andalusia said on Monday.

Antonio Sanz chaired a security coordination meeting for Tuesday’s first leg of the Champions League quarterfinals, to be held at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium here, reports Efe.

The security measures are to include deploying police squads in the vicinity of the stadium, including riot police, a helicopter, mounted police and canine units.

The security forces will also include a total of 300 private security personnel, plus 90 auxiliaries and volunteers from Seville to ensure the game’s safety.