Life-sized cardboard cut-outs with photos of football fans are packing the stands of Borussia Moenchengladbach’s stadium ahead of their first home game since the Bundesliga was suspended because of coronavirus.
Gladbach fans have ordered more than 12,000 of the £17 cutouts which have been placed in the stands for their first home fixture at Borussia Park against Bayer Leverkusen on May 23.
Before then, however, they play an away fixture at Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday. The game is set to be a crunch tie as they attempt to solidify their place in the Champions League, with Frankfurt just two points below them in fifth.
The Bundesliga is the first major European league to get back underway and will be playing behind closed doors, with no more than 213 people, including players and staff, allowed to attend stadiums.