All of Europe’s major leagues have now kicked off, with the Bundesliga and Serie A being the last of the pack:
- Little can be made yet of the first Bundesliga attendances. Newcomer Greuther Fürth started with a sell-out, but then every club does when Bayern comes to visit.
- The other promoted team, Eintracht Frankfurt, disappointed though with a mere 27,950 people showing up at the Commerzbank-Arena, more than 10,000 less than their lowest number when they were last in the Bundesliga two years ago.
- Enthusiasm was also going high in Pescara before their match against Inter. All 20,476 available tickets for the match at Stadio Adriatico were sold.
- AS Roma fans in turn got excited about the return of Zdeněk Zeman. An estimated 50,000 packed Stadio Olimpico for their first home fixture versus Catania, more than at any other match last season.
- In the Primera División both Getafe and Osasuna disappointed with crowds of 8,000 and 15,691 in their home matches against Real Madrid and Barcelona. Could it be that asking €50.00 and €90.00 for the cheapest ticket is keeping people at home?