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Atletico - Bayern clash declared high risk game by Spanish Anti-Violence Commission

The game that precedes it will be considered a high risk game also as Atletico take on Deportivo

Club Atletico de Madrid v Real Sporting de Gijon - La Liga Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images

Bayern Munich´s trip to Atletico Madrid on Wednesday has been declared a high risk game by Spain´s Anti-Violence Commission.

The game takes place at the Vicente Calderon on Wednesday night and that will make it two home games in a row that are high risk considering Atletico play Deportivo la Coruna on Sunday and this has been also declared as such for obvious reasons.

A game between the two sides in November 2014 was marred before kick-off when word began to spread around the stadium that a fan of Deportivo had been beaten up and thrown into the Manzanares river. As it transpired, the 43-year-old suffered cardiac arrest, hypothermia and head injuries and died from his injuries.

At the time, Atletico president Enrique Cerezo distanced the club from such events, stating “These are radical groups who meet up and these are the consequences,”

"I repeat that neither Atlético nor Deportivo have anything to do with these incidents, they are organised by radical groups who have their histories and their accounts to settle.”

Here´s hoping to two victories with no tension between fans. Our very own Robbie Dunne will be at both games and doing a Facebook live before the Bayern Munich game on Wednesday night.