RUB Bauwesen CompEng

CompEng goes Nations League - Germany vs Netherlands


On Monday, the 19th of November CompEng set out to Gelsenkirchen to go see the Nations League match Germany vs Netherlands at the Veltins Arena. Even though our journey was troubled due to unpredictable tram cancellations and a replacement bus service, we managed to reach the Arena just in time to watch the kick-off. The German team made an early lead with Timo Werner scoring a goal in the 9th minute and Leroy Sané scoring one only ten minutes later. At high speed and with many good opportunities to score, the team raised mood and hope for a home victory. However, after 80 minutes this hope was crushed – the Dutch player Quincy Promes scored a goal and finally Virgil van Dijk equalized during the stoppage time. For the German team, this final score results in being relegated from the A to the B league of the Nations League. Despite the setback we really enjoyed the game. It was an awesome feeling to see all the national players on field. We saw Thomas Müller play in his 100th international match and participated in a “La-Ola-Welle” lasting several minutes.

The good-humoured CompEng students as well as the impressive atmosphere made for a successful trip. Thanks for everyone who participated. We had a really good time!

A special shout out to the AStA, who provided the special ticket offer. Thanks to Arko Bahattacharjee for the picture.


Christina Rauch, Student Assistant