Not many fans would show up in their thousands to offer this kind of support ahead of a relegation scrap.
But these were the amazing scenes greeting Werder Bremen’s team as they arrived for their crucial match against relegation rivals Frankfurt.
The club, starting the day in the drop zone and a point behind their opponents, needed the victory to avoid the relegation play-off spot, which sees the club finishing sixteenth in the Bundesliga take on the second tier’s third placed side.
And what a reception the players got ahead of the game.
Chelsea’s on loan defender Papy Djilobodj was the hero, scoring with three minutes to go to end the season in dramatic fashion.