On this episode of UB on Tour we are heading to the Capital of Denmark; to see the “Slaget om Kobenhavn” the city derby between FC Copenhagen and Brondby IF!
We arrived in Copenhagen on Saturday morning, the day before the big clash. Obviously we started the trip with some beers before we headed into the city to explore some of the highlights of Copenhagen and drink some more beers.
Maybe the most special part of Copenhagen is the neighborhood Christiania. Christiania is like an island in the city. About nine hundred to a thousand people, young and old, live in this neighborhood. They live in squatted, rebuilt and sometimes self-built houses. In the beginning the Danish government tried to remove these self-built houses, but from the end of the seventies Christiania was tolerated as a “social experiment”. However, disagreements persisted regarding non-payment of water and electricity, drug trafficking and missing catering and building permits.
It was pretty clear to see that drug trafficking was tolerated. Every day there is a market where all kinds of different types of weed and hashish were sold. Of course we couldn’t resist to test some of the good stuff ourselves. We can safely say that the quality was pretty good 😉
After a tough night we waked up hyped in the morning as it was time for the derby between FC Copenhagen and Brondby today. This time not only for the honor of the city because FC Copenhagen can become champions if they manage to beat arch rival Brondby.
Once arrived at the stadium it was already very busy in front of the entrance to Sektion 12, the grandstand where the Ultras of FC Copenhagen (Sektion 12) manifest themselves. We took place in the upper section of Sektion 12 to see have a good view on the spectacle. The expectations for this match were of course very high as the championship was at stake in this city derby.
Our high expectations were therefore exceeded. At the start of the match, a large choreo was deployed by the Copenhagen fans spread over 3 grandstands. A few moments later a big ammount of smoke bombs were released wich covered the whole stand in smoke. The away fans also prepared an action for today’s derby.
After the smoke disappeared we saw that Brondby took the lead within 6 minutes.. But FC Copenhagen reacted with 2 quick counter goals in the 10th and 12th minutes, which made it 2-1. Wich was also the half time standing.
At the start of the 2nd half 100’s of torches were lit in Sektion 12 wich resulted in a beautiful image. Also the away-end was lighted up by a lot of pyro!
Early in the second half Brondby came in 2-2 right away with an own goal from FC Copenhagen. This putted the championship in danger but in the 64th minute, Copenhagen took the lead again and this also became the final score, resulting in an outburst of joy! FC Copenhagen became Denmark’s national champion for the 13th time. In a match against the arch-rival Bronby, can it be any better?!
Overall we had an amazing trip to Copenhagen. A great city with enough to do and to explore. We would recommend a trip to Copenhagen in combination with a visit to FC Copenhagen to experience a bit of the Danish football passion!
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Source: Ultrabible & uisf.de