"They just sit around and cheer on the others!"

Just had Fortuna Dusseldorf celebrated a historic 2-1 over Hoffenheim, but Friedhelm Funkel (64) ranting against their own fans!

What was happening there? The Fortuna coach stomped through the coaching zone in the hectic final phase with his arms up, animating the spectators on the grandstand, who were too calm for the coach. Moreover, "it could have been 14,000 more," reflected Funkel in a hoarse voice.

Only about 40 000 spectators came. Those who stayed at home missed the first Bundesliga victory after 2037 days. For Funkel himself it was the first Bundesliga home win after 18 games. So long no other coach in the league history had to wait for a homecoming.

Funkel's share in it was enormous. He brought Karaman and Lukebakio as Joker. The one took out the penalty, which the other converted to victory just before the final whistle. And that's extremely cheeky. Lukebakio: "When the penalty was scored, I just took the ball. That was not the point. "He was the hero, TSG striker Kramaric the tragic. His missed huge chance from five meters in the 32nd minute meant a turning point. Morales headed home after room flank the Fortuna leadership (45th). Nagelsmann's Joker Nelson scored the equalizer in the meantime (86 ').

Funkels appeal: "If we want to make the league, we need all the fans!"



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