Got a train out to Cottbus today to watch FC Energie Cottbus take on local rivals FC Erzgebirge Aue in a local derby. Plenty of German riot police were in evidence as we made our way from the station to the ground. Why I’m really not sure, maybe there’s a bit of morbo between the clubs, I don’t know.
Inside the ground the atmosphere was excellent, the Cottbus ultras behind the opposite goal were in good voice all match. It’s a pleasure to see fans get behind their team at home in a way you don’t see back in the UK. Darren, Richard and Martin said the atmosphere at Union Berlin last night was even better.
Bundesliga 2 football is a bit hit and miss but we witnessed a good game that ended 2-0 to the home side.