VIDEO: Magdeburg fans point giant arrows to show hapless players where the goal is
11:13 GMT, 29 March 2012
After a dismal season that has seen their team go without a goal for five consecutive matches, fans of FC Magdeburg decided to take matters into their own hands… literally.
Armed with giant luminous cardboard
arrows, the supporters gathered in the stands behind the goal during a
home clash with Berliner AK '07 on Sunday.
There, they pointed towards the net
and held up a giant banner reading 'Wir zeigen euch, wo das tor steht!'
or 'Don't worry, chaps, we'll show you where the goal is!'
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Helping hand: Fans of German football club FC Magdeburg wield giant luminous cardboard arrows to help their luckless team identify where the goal is during a home game on Sunday
Back of the net: The supporters leave little doubt about where they want the ball to go during their team's match against Berliner AK '07
Success: The humourous side-show soon worked – ten minutes before the final whistle, U.S. forward Chris Wright broke through to end Magdeburg's 558-minute goal drought
But with just one minute to go, Berliner AK '07 hit home a second goal to steal the match and take three points
FC MAGDEBURG'S RUN OF DEFEATS
Before Sunday's 1-2 loss to Berliner AK 07, FC Magdeburg has gone five matches without a goal.
4 March: ZFC Meuselwitz 0 – 0 FC Magdeburg
7 March: Hertha BSC II 2 – 0 FC Magdeburg
11 March: FC Magdeburg 0 – 3 RB Leipzig
14 March: FC Magdeburg 0 – 0 VFC Plauen
17 March: Holstein Kiel 1 – 0 FC Magdeburg
25 March: FC Magdeburg 1 – 2 Berliner AK 07
The humourous side-show soon worked,
too – ten minutes before the final whistle, U.S. forward Chris Wright
broke through to end Magdeburg's 558-minute goal drought.
His triumphant equaliser looked set to earn the regional side a vital point but, alas, it wasn't to be.
With just one minute to go, Berliner AK '07 hit home a second goal to steal the match and take three points.
Magdeburg, who are bottom of the Regionalliga Nord league that makes up the Fourth Division in Germany, are having what can only be described as an appalling season.
After 25 matches they have scored just 16 goals, 11 less than the second bottom team Energie Cottbus II.
Fans utilised the same tactic at the far busier home stand at the other end of the pitch