BVB game in Copenhagen without Dortmund fans?

In the first match between Borussia Dortmund and FC Copenhagen there were massive riots. © IMAGO/Team 2

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There have been ugly scenes surrounding the Champions League match between Borussia Dortmund and FC Copenhagen in and around the stadium. Already in the evening before the match there were violent excesses and physical fights in the center of Dortmund, in the stadium groups of fans fought in front of the away block, flames flew on the field and in the BVB fan blocks. Due to the events, the game in Copenhagen (November 2) has also been classified as a “high risk game” by all parties. The last match in the group may take place without BVB fans.

Champions League match in Copenhagen without BVB fans?

Copenhagen police have applied to UEFA to allow the match to take place without fans outside for security reasons. However, the European Football Federation’s decision is still pending.

At Borussia Dortmund, it is currently assumed that away fans will be admitted and pre-sale tickets for the match in Copenhagen are currently being prepared. To reduce the risk of renewed violent clashes, BVB is taking an extraordinary measure. Away match tickets will be personalized with name, ticket user details must be checked locally.

Borussia Dortmund threatens with partial exclusion of spectators

This should be “an absolute exception”, but BVB finds itself forced to do so due to the club’s suspended sentence. After the riots in Dortmund, UEFA started proceedings against both clubs. Both FC Copenhagen and Borussia Dortmund must pay a fine of €40,000 each. In case of another violation of this type, BVB is threatened with partial exclusion of spectators from “at least 6,000 countries”. The probationary period was set at two years.

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