Spain’s Interior Minister, Jorge Fernández Diaz, has stated that Saturday’s clash between Real Madrid and Barcelona will not be called off.
The first Clasico of the season is expected to go ahead at the Santiago Bernabeu, but security will be heightened following the recent terrorist attacks in Paris.
“At this time, we are not planning any suspension,” Diaz told Marca. “Absolutely not.
“We have raised an intense security status for obvious reasons, but now the circumstances do not exist to suspend the match.
“There will be many security reinforcements to control not only access, but also around the stadium. It will be very intense.
“Right now, I want to convey a message of serenity and tranquility, although I understand the worries. People trust the security services and the services of the fight against terrorism.
“The Anti-Violence Commission will meet on Wednesday afternoon and declared the game high-risk, for obvious reasons, but with the desire that it will be played with absolute normality.”