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One of the citadels of European football — Real Madrid’s Santiago Bernabeu — provides a dire match-going experience, with hostile policing, limited facilities and a pitiful view of the match, a survey of British fans has revealed.

The survey of supporters from nine British clubs who have recently played in Europe — coordinated by the UK Football Policing Unit and aimed at helping British fans who travel abroad — paints a mixed picture of continental experiences.

The quality of German policing and match management make fan experiences there excellent — yet Spain, Italy and France present a different story.

Manchester City and Chelsea fans both described policing around the Bernabeu as extremely antagonistic, with hour-long waits to leave the ground. Chelsea fans told the survey that ‘Real Madrid was a disgrace of the highest order’. City fans said: ‘The attitude of police was confrontational.’

Supporters described pathetic views of the match, high up in the stand and behind netting. It was like watching ‘a game of Subbuteo through a teabag,’ said Simon Walker of the City Matters fan group.

The Santiago Bernabeu provides a dire match-going experience, with hostile policing, limited facilities and a pitiful view of the match, a survey of British fans has revealed

The Santiago Bernabeu provides a dire match-going experience, with hostile policing, limited facilities and a pitiful view of the match, a survey of British fans has revealed

The survey painted a mixed picture of continental experiences (Man City fans ahead of last year's Champions League final)

The survey painted a mixed picture of continental experiences (Man City fans ahead of last year's Champions League final)

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