Cologne - Fans of Bundesliga new boys SV Darmstadt 98 camped out overnight to get their hands on a ticket for the game against FC Bayern München.
The fairytale-rise of SV Darmstadt 98 from the third division to the Bundesliga in just two seasons could have been scripted in Hollywood. But you know you’ve arrived in Bundesliga reality when Bayern come to town.
The record champions are the visitors to Darmstadt’s Merck-Stadion am Böllenfalltor on Matchday 5 and fans queued round the block for a ticket.
General sale started at midday on Thursday and some fans had been in line for over 13 hours. Needless to say, the few remaining tickets were snapped up in a matter of minutes.
These fans had been waiting since 22.30 the night before but spirits were high as they said they had "planned their holiday and watched some films."