The Köpenicker are supported in the away game in Sweden today by “only” around 1,000 Union fans. The reason: Malmö capped the guest contingent and wants to prevent a home game for the Berliners in their own stadium. With just around 9,000 spectators, the Eleda Stadium is only half full today.


    For opponents Malmö FF, however, the domestic league will soon be over. The Swedish Allsvenskan is played in the calendar year and ends at the beginning of November. Malmo FF disappointed as reigning champions and will probably miss the title defense they are aiming for as fourth in the table. In the Europa League, the light blue and whites also made a false start and, like Union, suffered two defeats. For both clubs, today’s game is therefore trend-setting for the further course of the group phase.


    While Union Berlin is actually the surprising leader in the Bundesliga, things are still going very poorly for the Irons in the European Cup: Two games, zero points and no goal – that’s how bad the Irons’ record in the Europa League reads. In Sweden, however, the Irons now want to start the turnaround and also celebrate on the international stage for the first time: “In Malmö we have to manage to take the three points with us to Berlin,” said midfielder András Schäfer.


    Hello and welcome to the Europa League! At 6:45 p.m., Union Berlin is a guest at Malmö FF in Sweden. Are the Irons in the far north getting their first win in the Europa League?