VIDEOS.  Champions League: electric atmosphere before Paris Saint-Germain and Haifa match

VIDEOS. Champions League: electric atmosphere before Paris Saint-Germain and Haifa match

Several hundred police officers are deployed around the Parc des Princes to avoid overflow during the PSG-Maccabi Haifa match. (© MD / News Paris)

Far from sporting rivalry, the atmosphere is electrifying, this Tuesday, October 25, 2022, less than an hour after the start of the match between Paris Saint Germain on Maccabi Haifa (Israel).

Rematch Champions League is performed in Pariswith many concerns from the authorities about possible excesses and violence.

Heavy police escort around Israeli supporters

Earlier in the late afternoon, Maccabi Haifa supporters gathered at the Place de la Concorde to connect across the Champs-Élysées with Princes Park. To the sound of drums, chants and shrouded in smoke, supporters were under heavy police escort.

Around the Parc des Princes, the tension is palpable. “There is a lot more police and control than usual,” sighs Marcel, a subscriber to the Parc des Princes. “We don’t want it to be tense. It’s football. But it turns into a provocation,” he complains.

The police prefecture announced a reinforced device around the park, with nearly 800 police officers reported BFM TV. According to a police source interviewed News ParisBrav-M personnel are also deployed.

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“We would like all PSG supporters to enter before the procession arrives to be safe,” explains the same source present at the venue, but we know full well that this is not feasible. »

Some “supporters” indicate the color: “We are ready to fight them. Win or lose. We’re not here for the game tonight.

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