Gladbach: forbidden, controls! Clear police announcements for the derby

Police officers are monitoring the guest block in Borussia Park. This symbolic photo is from the Bundesliga derby between Borussia Mönchengladbach and 1. FC Köln on April 16, 2022.

The derby is coming! On Sunday (9 October 2022), Gladbach and Cologne will cross swords in Borussia Park. The 95th Rhineland battle on the top floor of German football is another high-security summit.

Hundreds of police officers are present around the derby (kick-off at 3.30 pm). Water cannons have been declared on site, in case cavalry squadrons will patrol, helicopters will monitor from the air.

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All of these efforts, so far funded by taxpayers, are necessary as the chaos of both fan camps surrounding the one and only Rhenish derby has repeatedly resulted in excessive violence, injuries, riots, property damage and other criminal offenses in recent years.

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