There is nothing quite like a European away day. The feeling of going on a trip to a foreign city during the week and lapping up the atmosphere before an important clash with fellow support.
And the going to see the local football. Several reports have come out in recent days about the ‘German’ invasion heading towards Barcelona as thousands of Eintracht Frankfurt fans head to the Catalan capital.
As it happened, a couple of hundred of those fans arrived on the Wednesday ahead of today’s match against Barcelona and decided the best way to spend their evening would be going to see C.E Europa take on Huesca B.
Hi ha 100-200 fans de l’Eintrach al Nou Sardenya. Per ara animen a l’Europa. Semblen bona gent pic.twitter.com/Tg2yLY040C
— Adrià Serra (@adriaserra) April 13, 2022
Fans of the Eagles descended on the Nou Sardenya ground in heart of the picturesque Gracia district, learning songs and getting behind the home side. Europa are one of the oldest clubs in Spain were an original founding member of La Liga, but have spent much of the last 50 years in the fourth division. Despite the extra support, Europa promptly lost 3-0.
Los aficionados del Eintracht de Frankfurt han tomado el Nou Sardenya. Bien, además, aprendiéndose los cánticos del Europa.
Está previsto que mañana completen la ‘conquista’ de Barcelona con llegadas de más vuelos durante toda la mañana y primera hora de la tarde pic.twitter.com/a3eoaXh4rG
— Toni Juanmartí (@tjuanmarti) April 13, 2022
Entry was free for the match and one particularly comic comment from a local was relayed by Diario AS – “My hypothesis is that they like Europa because we are an anti-fascist club… but they might just be here to drink beer.”