That’s why Besiktas fans are not allowed into the Allianz Arena
Besiktas fans will for the most part not be allowed into the Allianz Arena for the first leg of the Champions League match at FC Bayern Bayern. SPORT1 explains the background.
If Besiktas Istanbul on 20. The first round of the Champions League’s first round match in Munich’s Allianz Arena, which will take place in Munich on February 16th, is likely to be quite quiet in the guest section – despite the fact that Besiktas fans are among the most passionate supporters in Europe.
The lack of support has a simple reason: Most of the fans will not be allowed into the stadium at the request of Besiktas President Fikret Orman.
The reason for the move: Besiktas has been playing on UEFA’s parole since the heavy riots at Lyon last season’s European League quarter-finals. In the case of renewed riots, the current champion threatens to be excluded from the next competition at European level.
The renunciation of the guest contingent is accordingly a preventive measure for fear of renewed riots.
In Leipzig, the match against Besiktas (1:2) had already been heavily sieved in the run-up to the match. Tickets could only be purchased by those supporters who were registered in RB’s online system until the end of May. In addition, the tickets were sold in a personalised way and admission to the stadium was granted with a photo ID card.
Nevertheless, many Besiktas fans living in Munich will probably find their way to the Allianz Arena.
Bayern fans’ rush for the return leg in Istanbul is also likely to be limited. Due to the current political situation, many supporters of the record-breaking champions could avoid a trip to Turkey.
For example, there will not be a bus trip organised by Fanclub Club No. 12, which is otherwise organised for every other away game.
The fact that the Besiktas fans are making a lot of noise has been painfully experienced by RB Leipzig in the Champions League group game. The Saxons were impressed by the volume in Istanbul’s Vodafone Park and went home 2-0 at the end.