1,500 Policemen to Guard Levski- CSKA Eternal Derby in Bulgaria

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Bulgaria: 1,500 Policemen to Guard Levski- CSKA Eternal Derby in Bulgaria A policeman is arresting a Levski fan as melees erupted minutes ahead of Bulgaria's derby between archenemies CSKA and Levski in September last year. File photo by bulphoto

More than 1,500 policemen will make sure that no incidents mar "the eternal derby" between Bulgaria's two most successful football clubs, Levski and CSKA, on Saturday.

Gendarmerie units will boost the policemen and be on guard around the stadium, police said.

Security measures will also be stepped up in the areas close the central train station in Sofia, where football fans are expected to arrive from across the country.

Drunken or aggressive ticket holders wouldn't be allowed in the stadium. Police reminded football fans the stadium is equipped with cameras so any violations of the order will be taped.

Bulgaria's eternal football rivals CSKA and Levski both hosted minnows over the weekend, in their last games before this week's "eternal derby".

CSKA cruised to victory against Rilski Sportist, winning 3-0 through goals by Florentin Petre, Evgeni Yordanov and Ododji, missing another score of chances.

Levski proved to be less wasteful in their game against Marek, winning it easily 8-0 to make up to their fans for last week's 2-1 loss to Rilski Sportist.

Levski remain top of the table, with 51 points from 20 games. CSKA and Lokomotiv Sofia are neck-in-neck for second, with 48 points, CSKA edging it on goal difference.
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