As if the anger about alleged wrong decisions during the 90 minutes in the small Revierderby at VfL Bochum hadn’t been big enough, the protagonists and supporters of Borussia Dortmund also had to listen to their opponent’s mockery.
After the tables-15. After winning a lucky point in the Bundesliga against the front runners from Dortmund, the VfL fans immediately sang several songs in the direction of the black and yellow.
“Only FCB will be German champions, only FCB, only FCB,” echoed through the Vonovia Ruhrstadion a few minutes after the final whistle. As is well known, the Bochum wing has maintained a close fan friendship with FC Bayern for 50 years now.
At the last duel between Munich and VfL Bochum, both fan camps celebrated this anniversary with a joint choreography in Munich’s Allianz Arena under the motto “Found decades ago – connected forever”.
VfL fans sing: “Who will be German champions? Borussia BVB – not!”
A typical BVB song was also sung in Bochum’s east stand late on Friday evening after the 1-1 draw between VfL and Dortmund – albeit with one detail added.
“Who will be German champions? Borussia BVB”, sang the Bochum fans, followed by a loud “Not”.
In terms of atmosphere, both sides had already provided an exciting evening of football during the 90 minutes in the B1 derby. In front of 26,000 spectators, VfL captain Anthony Losilla shot his colors into the lead after just five minutes. Karim Adeyemi equalized just two minutes later.
While Borussia Dortmund again stumbled on a relegation candidate in the championship fight with FC Bayern, VfL Bochum draws new courage in the fight for 15th place, which Thomas Letsch’s team currently holds, by winning the point against the leaders.