By Cathy Elelman • 01 June 2019 • 16:06
Image of Almeria's Power Horse Stadium
Credit: Google maps - Enrique Garcia Garcia
LIVERPOOL and Tottenham fans are gearing up for tonight’s UEFA Champions League final, both sides set to pull out all the stops to claim victory.
Some 70,000 supporters of the English teams have descended on Madrid. The designated UEFA Fan Zone and surrounding streets in the capital’s Puerta del Sol square have been packed with hoards of chanting Brits.
Police mobilised 4,200 officers to keep an eye on fans and to prevent any clashes between Liverpool and Spurs rivals on the streets of the capital. By early afternoon today (Saturday), there were reports of five arrests for assaulting officers.
Many supporters have come to Spain without match tickets: tickets have allegedly been changing hands for as much as €3,000. Spanish press also reported police have made several detentions for trying to sell counterfeit match entries.
Police put out a warning on social media warning of the risks of buying tickets on the street.
Kick off at Atletico Madrid’s 68,000-capacity Wanda Metropolitano stadium is at 9pm.
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Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.
Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.
Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.
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