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2015/2016 Season

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Borussia Dortmund tennis ball ticket price protest at Stuttgart is explained

During Borussia Dortmund's DFB Pokal match vs. Stuttgart, fans threw tennis balls onto the pitch in protest over ticket prices.
Borussia Dortmund moved onto the DFB Pokal semifinals following a convincing victory over Stuttgart.
Borussia Dortmund and Stuttgart players begin to pick up the stray tennis balls from the Mercedes-Benz-Arena pitch.

Borussia Dortmund fans were protesting against football turning into a sport for businessman by throwing tennis balls onto the pitch during their DFB-Pokal tie against Stuttgart.

Around a third of the club's travelling fans boycotted the first 20 minutes of the 3-1 victory at the Mercedes-Benz-Arena.

When finally entering the stands, supporters threw tennis balls onto the pitch and caused a short suspension of the match as players helped to remove them from the playing field.

"We have a German saying:...

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Borussia Dortmund fans toss tennis balls on pitch in protest of ticket prices

During Borussia Dortmund's DFB Pokal match vs. Stuttgart, fans threw tennis balls onto the pitch in protest over ticket prices.
Borussia Dortmund moved onto the DFB Pokal semifinals following a convincing victory over Stuttgart.
Dortmund players pick up tennis balls that their supporters threw on the pitch.

Borussia Dortmund fans protested high ticket prices by throwing tennis balls on the pitch during their side's 3-1 win at Stuttgart in the DFB-Pokal on Tuesday.

Many of Dortmund's travelling supporters stayed away from the stand for the first 20 minutes in response to a €70 ticket price set by the hosts.

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The "Kein Zwanni" fan group unfurled a banner that read Fussball muss bezahlbarsein, or "football must be affordable."

Following the boycott, some Dortmund fans threw tennis balls...

Dortmund ease past Stuttgart, Werder Bremen see off Bayer Leverkusen

Borussia Dortmund moved onto the DFB Pokal semifinals following a convincing victory over Stuttgart.

Borussia Dortmund eased to a 3-1 win versus Stuttgart, with Marco Reus and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scoring first half goals. The win puts Thomas Tuchel's team through to the semifinals of the DFB Pokal.

Lukas Rupp briefly levelled for the hosts in the 21st minute after Reus' fifth-minute opener. But Dortmund had the upper hand by half-time, with Aubameyang giving his team the lead again in the 39th minute.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan added a third for Dortmund in the 89th minute, as Stuttgart pushed for...

Borussia Dortmund fans' boycott at Stuttgart could harm team - Tuchel

Borussia Dortmund manager Thomas Tuchel says their fans should avoid staging a walk-out because it will have an influence on his team.
Thomas Tuchel says victory away at third-place Hertha Berlin will send out a message to their Bundesliga rivals.

Borussia Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel has spoken of his disappointment at a planned boycott by fans at Stuttgart over ticket prices.

Dortmund fans are set to stay away from the Mercedes-Benz-Arena for the first 20 minutes of the DFB-Pokal tie on Tuesday.

Tuchel said that he believes the decision could have an influence on their performance as they take on Stuttgart in the 50,000 capacity stadium without any of their supporters for the opening exchanges.

The Mercedes-Benz-Arena has not been...

Borussia Dortmund team vs. Stuttgart in DFB Pokal to be strong - Tuchel

Borussia Dortmund manager Thomas Tuchel says their fans should avoid staging a walk-out because it will have an influence on his team.

Borussia Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel has said he will play the club's "best team" in their DFB Pokal quarterfinal at Stuttgart on Tuesday night.

Dortmund are two rounds away from reaching their third consecutive German Cup final, although Tuesday night's away match at Stuttgart provides a difficult challenge for Tuchel's side.

Stuttgart sacked coach Alexander Zorniger in late November 2015, and promoted Jurgen Kramny from the club's reserve.

They suffered a 4-1 defeat at Dortmund's Westfalenstadion...