Emotions run high before the hit in the DFB Cup between Eintracht Frankfurt and Darmstadt 98.
The police prevented an apparently planned brawl at the train station.
Darmstadt/Frankfurt – In terms of sport, things are going well for both Darmstadt 98 in the 2nd Bundesliga and Eintracht Frankfurt one floor up.
The Lilies are on course to face Eintracht as a competitor in the Bundesliga next season.
Before that, both teams will meet in the DFB Cup.
On Tuesday, SGE Darmstadt welcomes 98 in the DFB Cup Round of 16.
The anticipation of the duel is huge.
Apparently a bit too big for some fans.
On Friday (February 3, 2023), the police prevented an escalation between supporters of both clubs in Bickenbach (Darmstadt-Dieburg district), according to a statement.
According to the police, around 30 patrols were involved in the operation, reports fnp.de.
The police apparently prevented a clash between fans of Eintracht Frankfurt and Darmstadt 98 on Friday (symbol photo)
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SGE fans and Darmstadt supporters apparently meet to fight
At 10:50 p.m., 250 Darmstadt fans traveled back from the away game in Sandhausen.
The police knew that the supporters wanted to meet at Bickenbach station.
When the police arrived, 80 to 100 masked people were found in the underpass of the station who wanted to flee.
More than 30 people were checked; according to the police, they had utensils such as leather gloves and bandages with them.
The people had been noticed in the past because of violent clashes in connection with football games.
After personal identification and police measures, they were sent off.
The vehicles were escorted towards Frankfurt.
As a precaution, the police were present at Darmstadt's main train station.
No further incidents worth mentioning occurred during the rest of the evening, officials said.
The DFB Cup Round of 16 between Eintracht Frankfurt and Darmstadt 98 will be broadcast on free TV.
This article was created with the help of machines and carefully checked by editor Erik Scharf before publication.
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