Sport Barca fans upset after influx of Eintracht fans at Camp Nou
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BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona’s general assembly ratified the agreement with Spotify on Sunday, with the club calling it the greatest sponsorship deal in its history and saying the brand will be linked to the Camp Nou Stadium for at least 12 seasons. The agreement, initially announced in March, was approved by 89% of votes in Sunday’s general assembly. “Due to a confidentiality clause, applicable in all of Spotify’s global agreements, we cannot give exact figures but what we can say is that it is the best jersey and stadium agreement in financial terms that FC Barcelona has received,” president Joan Laporta said.
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Some Barcelona fans are expected to gather near the Camp Nou Stadium before the team’s Spanish league match on Monday to protest against the influx of Eintracht Frankfurt supporters for their Europa League game last week.
Only about 5,000 tickets were sold to the visiting fans but nearly 30,000 made it to the Camp Nou to see their team defeat the Catalan club and advance to the semifinals of the second-tier European competition.
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The Barcelona fan group Nostra Ensenya said in a statement Sunday that the local supporters felt humiliated and accused the club’s officials of putting them in danger.
Barcelona President Joan Laporta said after the match that what happened was embarrassing.
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The club had already said it would investigate how so many German fans were able to buy tickets in sections reserved for the Barcelona supporters.
It would look into the possibility that some club members re-sold their tickets, and if the Germans were able to purchase entry on the internet despite being abroad.
The Eintracht fans filled the streets around the Camp Nou before the game and stayed to celebrate with their players long after the final whistle in the 3-2 win that secured the team's spot in the last four as a result of a 4-3 aggregate result.
Barcelona, second in the Spanish league, hosts relegation-threatened Cádiz on Monday. The Catalan club is 12 points behind leader Real Madrid, which visits third-place Sevilla on Sunday.
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Barca-Ultras protest against Eintracht fans .
Barcelona - Curious scenes occurred in the half-time break of the Europa League quarterfinal of FC Barcelona against Eintracht Frankfurt. The ultras of the home team escaped at the stand of 0: 2 protest against the numerous Eagle trailers represented in the stadium from their block. © Getty Ultras, Barca, 1600 According to "Express", 17,000 SGE fans were in Camp Nou and turned the stadium into a tolly house from the first minute.