For Union Berlin fans, the Champions League premiere in Madrid should have been a real football festival. However, things fell apart in the end. There was already trouble at entry control. As the club announced, approximately 300 fans stayed away from the game despite having valid tickets. Additionally, hundreds of fans missed the kick-off due to entry problems.
Videos on social media showed a dense crowd at the entrance. The policemen took out their sticks. A total of 4,000 Union Berlin fans traveled to Madrid. Of them, 400 did not reach the stadium in time for kick-off. He was first escorted by the police. They missed the start of the game due to long queues.
Fans reported the chaos to NTV. Apparently tickets were in circulation for places that did not exist. The aggressiveness of the police increased due to the busy speed. As a result, “Iron” supporters refused to support for 30 minutes. Then the fans stepped forward. Many fans vented their anger on social networks!
Fan support wrote on X (Twitter): “Many fans are still waiting outside. We would be interested to know if Real hosts international games regularly. Or it’s the first time with fans outside. Later, supporters who were injured as a result of the harassment were called to make reports and visit a doctor.
The fact that fence flags were not allowed into the stadium also caused anger. Then the organized fan scene stopped supporting. The Spanish newspaper “Az” also reported tensions between Union Berlin fans and Spanish police. The headline in the newspaper was, “A dream that for a few minutes became a nightmare for more than a hundred fans of the Berlin team.”