More than 4,000 troops, of them 2,054 national police, make up the security device for the football match of the Copa Libertadores final that will be played on Sunday at the Santiago Bernabéu stadium by the Argentine teams Boca Juniors and River Plate.
The delegate of the Government in Madrid, José Manuel Rodríguez Uribes, has given a press account of the device, after presiding over the last preparatory meeting of the operation aimed at guaranteeing safety before, during and after the game.
Uribes, explained that these days can reach the capital between 400 and 500 fans "especially violent" and that the National Police is working "closely" with Argentina to have controlled this group of people. A "maximum security" device works at the Adolfo Suárez-Madrid Barajas airport, on the roads, at the bus stations and on the Metro.
They are considered "especially violent" and have a criminal record. In fact, he explained that yesterday he deported himself, in reference to Mazi Mazzaro, a ringleader of the ultras of Boca Juniors described as "one of the most dangerous Barras Bravas," according to Europa Press sources told the National Police.
In this sense, the government delegate has defended that a "meticulous work" is being done and that the "immense majority" come with the "will" to celebrate "the football party", so they will work for a "minority" does not cause the opposite. At this point, he explained that 20,000 tickets have been put on sale for each team and 10,000 for those who come from Argentina.
He also added that they are going to separate the two hobbies, a rule that is already applied in other types of events when there are opposing positions, as in this case. Finally, he assured that celebrating the Liberators in Madrid is a "historical event" and that they hope to project an image of "security" from Spain.