It's been a solid if not spectacular season for Brøndby in Denmark. They came up short in the hunt for their first Superliga title since 2004-05, with FC Copenhagen (København, if you're a hipster) taking the league by storm yet again.
Yesterday, the two sides met in the DBU Pokalen final. Brøndby hadn't won in their last five matches, but the league champions were also struggling for form after back to back defeats.
With the cup final taking place in Copenhagen, Brøndby needed to bring a big crowd. And they did. And by the looks of the pre-match atmosphere, there may have been a refreshment or two taken on board.
Brondby fans in Copenhagen yesterday ? pic.twitter.com/UDJoi94mTV
— Football Fights (@footbalIfights) May 26, 2017
Brondby fans 👊🏽👏 pic.twitter.com/7kuB6HqNS2
— Footy Fooligans (@FootyFooIigans) May 26, 2017
Absolutely nuts. We have so many questions. Is this a new version of the Poznan?!
Unfortunately, crowds don't win football matches, and Copenhagen would complete the double with a 3-1 victory on their own turf. Andreas Cornelius' brace was backed up by Federico Santander, after Teemu Pukki had pulled one back for Brondby. It led to more furious flare waving!
The Danish Cup final between FC Copenhagen and Brondby looked ? ? ? pic.twitter.com/0Vp7rc5Crg
— B/R Football (@brfootball) May 26, 2017
There was a class act during the celebrations though, as the Copenhagen players literally handed the trophy into the thousands of fans behind the goal. It was for a very good reason though, as in the middle of the masses was a disabled fan.
— Tobias Teglbrænder (@TTeglbraender) May 25, 2017
The result rubber stamped Copenhagen's spot in the Champions League, with Brondby heading into the second qualifying round of the Europa League for next season.
If they can bring that atmosphere to every game, there could be a UEFA fans award in the waiting.