Another result was more important than the final score of the encounter (1: 2): over 600,000 euros in donations could be collected.
In the ranks, the 20,223 visitors, many from Ukraine, provided a great atmosphere with a blue-yellow flag sea before the kick-off and agreed with “Ukraina” response choirs, while with a huge banner in the middle circle Embassy of the evening was sent out: “Stop was”.
Klitschko thanks video message
“Hello Borussia-Park, I’m talking to you from Kyiv,” said Wladimir Klitschko via video message: “We will not give up to defend our life in freedom. We thank you all for your great help. I am actually a very Approximated person and love the competition. But today I can’t take a party, because both teams play for us, “said the former boxing world champion.
VfL coach Adi Hütter described the promise for the short -term benefit game as “an important sign of solidarity” – and brought his first row around Yann Sommer, Jonas Hofmann, Lars Stindl and Co. during the 90 minutes. Also against the background that the Ukrainian national team is currently preparing for the World Cup play-off semi-final in Scotland on June 1st and therefore the encounter for the guests had sporting value. The game against Borussia was the first for the Ukrainians since the outbreak of the war in their homeland; The team of coach Oleksandr Petrakov needs game practice. “We want to perform well and be a worthy opponent for the Ukrainian national team,” said Hütter’s announcement before the kick -off. And the foals held word: the Borussia also contributed to the entertaining game with commitment and offensive joy.
The spectators got their money’s worth and visibly enjoyed the brisk appearance of both teams. The audience went at an atmospheric man with every attack. Every goal was celebrated in the stadium round with deafening cheers – no matter which team. The impressive evening was all about cooperation, friendship and for very special emotions. When the Ukrainian artist Kristina Solovej performed the Ukrainian national anthem before the game, many spectators, not only from Ukraine, stood the tears in their eyes. Also a very special and very moving moment for Petrakov. “I also had tears in my eyes in the national anthem,” said Ukraine coach. “It was very emotional for all of us. We stood on the line with goose bumps. Thank you for the great atmosphere that evening.”
The game was transferred live to Ukraine. In Germany, ProSieben was on the ball with a three-hour program. Thanks to the live broadcast, the donations of the TV viewers and the good viewer response, over 600,000 euros were collected in donations. Borussia had already collected 180,000 euros through its own foundation in the past few weeks and has already donated. The money from people in need of help or in Ukraine. Jan funny