Considered of "high risk", the match that decides on Sunday the first title of 2019/2020, which will be held at Algarve Stadium, mobilizes about 500 GNR soldiers who will guarantee the safety of the Super Cup between Benfica and Sporting.
At a press conference in Loulé, Major Bruno Rodrigues, GNR's communications and public relations major, told reporters that "Everything is in place to ensure security for Sunday's derby, the device of which will be in place today, Saturday."
"GNR will start the security operation today, as many fans are expected to travel throughout the day to the Algarve"said Bruno Rodrigues.
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The GNR official also asked viewers to respect the "indications given to them when they bought the tickets", because on the access axes "there are specific red signs for Benfica fans and green for Sporting fans."
Bruno Rodrigues also appealed to "everyone's collaboration" for the game to run in "party atmosphere and fair play". He asked Benfica fans to travel to the Algarve via Highway 2 (A2) to use Grândola and Almodôvar service areas and Sporting to take breaks at Alcácer do Sal and Aljustrel.