Berlin – Union Berlin and Feyenoord Rotterdam will meet on Thursday evening in the Conference League – a foretaste of what the well-known guest fans could bring with them was already given on Wednesday!
First of all, two Feyenoord fans (21, 25) smeared the world-famous Eastside Gallery in Friedrichshain on Wednesday night with an 18 x 2 meter “Feyenoord” lettering!
The sprayers were caught after a security company employee observed the duo. The suspects were found to have residues of paint on their hands and several cans of spray were found, the police said.
The lettering was painted over during the course of the day and then painted over with the words “Ultras Union!”. After that, however, Hertha sympathizers answered and immortalized themselves as well.
During the day on Wednesday, other supporters of the Dutch first division club arrived in Berlin and made themselves heard loudly at the main train station.
In the evening, Feyenoord fans let it go at Hackescher Markt in Berlin-Mitte – loud and with pyrotechnics.
Just a little foretaste of what awaits Berlin on Thursday evening?
“We know which fans will be traveling and which fans can be expected. We are well positioned, ”said the Berlin security forces on Wednesday. For strategic reasons, no details of the operational concept, such as the number of officers, have yet been communicated. Union confirmed that it has a record number of private security guards with 800 folders.
For the game on Thursday
Union welcomes the Dutch under great security. After the violent incidents during the first leg two weeks ago in Rotterdam, clubs and the Berlin police worked out a security concept together before the game on Thursday (9 p.m. / TV Now). A total of 30,000 fans are allowed in the stadium according to the new Corona regulation, 5200 tickets went to the visiting club.
In terms of sport, the Berlin Bundesliga club is already under pressure after just one win from three group games in the European Cup competition. “We can read the table. The team also knows that a win would help us, that’s in our head, ”said coach Urs Fischer.
Offensive star Max Kruse is still out because of back and thigh problems. Defender Marvin Friedrich is about to make a comeback after his corona infection.