|Alemannia Aachen 1-1 Darmstadt 98.|
Neue Tivoli. Saturday 06/10/12.
|Cologne Cathedral - one of the worlds finest|
Needing all the help they can get then, Rumble and I decided to give them some hard earned cash through our attendance and even had the good grace to take along a couple of women with us for their first experience of German football. Who says romance is dead?
|Bitburger and a match ticket|
Fruh Kolsch remains my favourite of the various types of Kolsch you can sample in Cologne which naturally makes Fruh am Dom opposite the cathedral the best place to drink in the city. We spent Friday morning in there, moving onto the cobbled streets between the cathedral and the riverfront in the evening to put away a fair share of varying types of beer which was excellent preparation for the Saturday.
|Aachen Town Hall|
|Der Neue Tivoli|
|Just incase you didn't know where you were...|
|Not quite a full house for this huge 3.Bundesliga game|
|25 urinals - the ultimate football stadium toilet|
|Tivoli fans bar - table service all round|
|Alemannia fans enjoying some pre-game beers in the|
wonderful fans bar
|The Bitburger Wall with the Aachen Ultras far up to the left|
|Help save Alemannia Aachen - buy a potato beetle|
The world will be a poorer place without them so fingers very much crossed for the survival of the Potato Beetles - Alemannia Aachen that is, not the insect*
|Alemannia Aachen's main stand|
Alemannia Aachen: Michael Melka, Christian Weber, Thomas Stehle, Seyi Olajengbesi, Fabian Baumgartel, Kai Schwetfeger, Timmy Thiele, Timo Brauer, Marcel Heller, Denis Pozder 1 (Kristoffer Andersen), Oguzhan Kefkir.
Darmstadt 98: Jan Zimmermann, Andreas Gaebler, Cem Islamoglu, Christian Beisel, Michael Stegmayer, Hanno Behrens, Danny Latza (Marcus Steegmann), Preston Zimmermann, Elton da Costa, Uwe Hesse (Sebastian Zielinsky), Kacper Tatara 1 (Marc Schnier).