Supporters of Benfica, FC Porto, Sporting and Sporting de Braga today were “strongly” advised by the PSP not to try to keep up with their teams, which dispute the League Cup football in Leiria.
In a statement, the police force recalls that the games “will take place while the current state of emergency is in effect”, in which “the general duty of home removal” is in effect.
Thus, “the movement of supporters to accompany the teams is not allowed”, the PSP of Leiria “strongly discourages” the mobilization of supporters to Leiria and promises that it will take “the measures provided for in the law if they occur”.
To guarantee safety at and around the Municipal Stadium of Leiria, pedestrians and vehicles will not be allowed to circulate in the surrounding areas, such as the Euro 2004 Bridge, Rua do Estádio, Avenida Bernardo Pimenta and the Polis circuit next to the River Lis.
Although it has already been announced that the League Cup games will be held without spectators, the PSP has prepared a security operation involving means from the Intervention Corps and the Explosives Inactivation Center, aerial means from the Special Police Unit, teams from Prevention and Immediate Reaction on motorcycles and also Rapid Intervention teams.
On Tuesday, Sporting and FC Porto dispute the first semi-final of the League Cup (19:45), at Estádio Municipal de Leiria, with the other semi-final, between Sporting de Braga and Benfica, scheduled for Wednesday (19:45) in the same location. The competition final is scheduled for Saturday.