The security threat to what is widely regarded as the biggest game in world football with an estimated global television audience of 500 million has even overshadowed the return of Lionel Messi for Barcelona after a two month injury layoff.
Spanish government officials have promised a security presence of 2,400 police, stewards and emergency services at the Santiago Bernabeu to form a triple ring of security around the stadium.
The Stade de France where France were hosting Germany was one of a number of targets struck during the attacks today that left 129 dead and over 350 injured.
Meanwhile, Spain's friendly against Belgium in Brussels was postponed due to the elevated terror threat and Germany's meeting with the Netherlands called off by a bomb threat on Tuesday.
However, the Spanish authorities insist that there is no reason to believe another late postponement will be required.
"It is a shame that people aren't talking about sport, football or the spectacle but it is the reality we live in and we can't ignore it," said Barca captain Andres Iniesta yesterday.

"We have to try to return to normality," he added.

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