SV Straelen – Fortuna Koln 16-07-2017

Date: 16-07-2017
Game: SV Straelen - Fortuna Köln 3-1 (1-0 HT)
Competition: Friendly, Germany
Stadium: Stadion an der Römerstraße, Straelen
Attendance: 400
Ticket Price: €3,00

After visiting Borussia Mönchengladbach II and Rheydter SV, SV Straelen was my last stop of the day for a friendly against Fortuna Köln. SV Straelen just promoted to the Oberliga while Fortuna Köln are active in the 3. Liga. In the afternoon Fortuna Köln already played Borussia Mönchengladbach with a mixed team, which meant they would start with another mixed team in Straelen.

Straelen began much better and managed to get in front after 25 minutes, which would also be the half-time score; 1-0. On the hour mark Straelen doubled their lead (2-0) and just 4 minutes later they would just 3-0 in front. The last kick of the game was a great shot by a Fortuna Köln player, making it 3-1.

The ground in Straelen is not very special but it's a very tidy one with friendly people and very good bratwurst. If they can keep playing the same way in competition, I may try to visit a few of their away games.