Here’s why a record number of police will be deployed for the CL final

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham will fight it out with Liverpool for the honour of being crowned champions of Europe on the 1st of June at the Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid.

Both teams have had hard routes to the final, and have defied the odds to get there in their respective semi-final second legs.

However, each team has only been handed 16,613 tickets from UEFA to pass on to their fans (BBC).

This means that a lot of Spurs and Liverpool fans will be travelling to Madrid without tickets for the match.

The Mirror reports that UEFA have decided to step up security for the game in order to make sure there aren’t any violent incidents between the two sets of fans.

A spokesman from UEFA is quoted as saying “We had already discussed security arrangements with the potential participating clubs ahead of the semi-finals and will further collaborate with the finalists on the matter until the final.”

800 officers were deployed in the last Champions League tie at the Wanda Metropolitano when Atletico Madrid took on Juventus in February but many more are expected for the final.

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It is quite disheartening that less than 17,000 Spurs fans will get tickets to witness their team in what will be one of the biggest game in the club’s history.

While it’s a great move by the club to screen the match at the new stadium, UEFA are doing Spurs and Liverpool fans a major disservice by releasing just 33,226 tickets in total to them, less than half the capacity of the stadium.

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