Borussia Dortmund fans storm the barriers to try and get into Stamford Bridge ahead of their side’s Champions League last-16 clash with Chelsea
- Chelsea are hosting Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League tonight
- Dortmund fans tried to break through the barriers to get into the ground
- The game was delayed by 10 minutes after Dortmund’s bus got stuck in traffic
Borussia Dortmund fans burst through the barriers to get into Stamford Bridge for their side’s Champions League clash with Chelsea on Tuesday night.
Thousands of the German side’s fans were seen marching through the streets of London ahead of the game, and they then tried to get into the stadium prior to the 8pm kick-off.
A heavy police presence appeared to be on hand to try and keep disruption to a minimum, but this did not deter the Dortmund fans from making their way to the stadium.
Fans were seen scrambling over the barriers outside the ground in chaotic scenes ahead of what promises to be a crucial game with a place in the quarter-finals of the Champions League at stake.
It is currently unknown as to how many fans may have got into the stadium without a ticket. The game was delayed by 10 minutes, although this was due to Dortmund’s bus getting stuck in traffic rather than the behaviour of their fans.
Borussia Dortmund fans tried to get through the barriers outside Stamford Bridge
Some fans were seen running through towards the stadium after breaking through the barriers
Dortmund are known for being one of the best-supported clubs in Europe, with their Westfalenstadion able to hold in excess of 80,000 fans.
They created an electric atmosphere for the first leg, which Dortmund won 1-0 thanks to a fine solo effort from Karim Adeyemi.
Their fans clearly wanted to make their presence felt in the return leg as well, and it seems some may have tried their luck at getting into Stamford Bridge despite not having a ticket.
The scenes outside the ground may only lead to increased tension on the pitch with Chelsea facing arguably the biggest match of their season to date.
Having been knocked out of both domestic cup competitions early, the Champions League is Chelsea’s only realistic chance of winning silverware this term.
The pressure has been ramping up on Graham Potter in recent weeks following his side’s dismal run of form, and failing to get past Dortmund would likely lead to more questions over his future.