That will be close until kick-off: The special train, which is supposed to bring 650 Kaiserslautern fans to Dresden for the relegation second leg, will arrive late in the Saxon state capital.
“The train is 90 minutes late due to a track closure near Fulda,” says federal police spokesman Holger Uhlitzsch (41). “As things stand now, it will still arrive in time.”
Originally, the special train, which started around 10 a.m. in Kaiserslautern, was supposed to arrive at Dresden Central Station at 5:25 p.m. He is now expected around 6.45 p.m. The FCK supporters are to be driven directly to the stadium in shuttle buses after arrival, a fan march is not planned.
The relegation second leg between Dynamo Dresden and Kaiserslautern kicks off on Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. The Rudolf Harbig Stadium has been sold out for days with around 30,000 spectators. The first leg on the Betzenberg ended 0:0.
The Saxon police are on a large scale operation and are receiving support from Bavaria and Saxony-Anhalt. A total of over 1000 officers will be deployed. Water cannons are also available in the city area.