FA insists Champions League final security was success despite incidents

It says attempts to enter without tickets were not successfulMet police made 56 arrests, including five for pitch invasion

The Football Association has insisted that the massive security operation for Saturday night’s Champions League final between Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund was a success, particularly in terms of keeping out ticketless fans who tried to storm the Wembley gates.

The biggest game in European club football was marred at the outset by three men invading the pitch. The first got close enough to the Madrid forward Vinícius Júnior to take a selfie and the last was eventually bundled away by stewards with the Dortmund midfielder Marcel Sabitzer lending a hand. The three men were arrested together with two more who tried and failed to get on to the pitch. They are all set to be charged with criminal offences.

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