Bochum (dpa) - Despite the corona pandemic, around 5000 fans said goodbye to second division leaders VfL Bochum in view of the possible promotion to the Bundesliga when they left for the penultimate game of the season.

The police announced this number on Saturday after the team set off for the game at 1. FC Nürnberg on Sunday (3:30 p.m. / Sky).

“I see thousands of people on the videos standing close together, hugging and burning Bengalos.

Of course we are worried because we are still in a pandemic, ”said a police spokesman when asked by the dpa.

The «WAZ» had previously reported.

According to the information, from 1.30 p.m. thousands of fans had lined the almost one kilometer long way from the stadium via Castroper Strasse to the Autobahn 40 entrance.

According to the police, blue and white torches and occasionally red Bengalos were burned in the trellis of cheering supporters.

The security forces had to secure two petrol stations on and near the route.


The bus took around half an hour to get to the motorway entrance.

After that, according to the police, the people followed the instructions of the police in an “extremely disciplined” manner and ended the gathering.

There were no injuries.

Numbers on violations of the corona protection regulations have not yet been available, it said.

With a win in Nuremberg, VfL Bochum would make the promotion perfect and return to the Bundesliga after eleven years.

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