After halftime, the Eintracht already led 2: 0, remainy many places empty in the stadium of the FC Barcelona – and that where usually the hard core of the Bluegranana trailer is actually. It was a protest of Barça fans who could not understand that so many Frankfurters were in the stadium.
Officially, the SGE merely assigned 5000 tickets for the game, but in the end it was much more, which won this from the Hessian view wonderful as a historic football evening on site. “30,000 in the city, 25,000 in the stadium, that’s sensational,” Frankfurt’s sports board Markus Kröse said after the game at RTL and praised the ingenuity of his own fans: “Our fans are imaginative, they have tried everything to get in to get everything A away game made to the home game. That’s sensational. “
The fact that Barça would experience an unusual atmosphere should have been clear at the latest when Marc-André Ter Stegen was deciphered during warm-up – in the domestic stadium. That somewhat collaborated, you knew in Barcelona, because as the Marca reports, Barça had even stopped online ticket sales early to prevent massive presence of German fans on the last pusher. But it was too late, the tickets were already sold.
Also FCB coach Xavi knew that. “We check what happened. Of course, we can not control which tickets were sold,” said the 42-year-old, who knew what the enormous support for the Eintracht meant: “Of course it was it A great help for you. “
Of course, the SGE was scary glad about the support. “Everyone who could be here today is happy and will not forget this evening,” said coach Oliver Glasner and came into rapture: “These emotional highlights you have in sports, in football. You can not do that with no money Buy world – and that’s beautiful. “