Football party at Allianz Arena
Brady wins at NFL premiere in Munich
The match between Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Seattle Seahawks in Munich will be a big deal for football fans. There is no real loser at the Allianz Arena.
NFL in Munich’s Allianz Arena: hosting was a huge success.
Andrea CattaniSports editor
For European football fans, Munich has become the place of desire this weekend. For the first time ever, two NFL teams met on German soil.
The organizers promised the 69,811 spectators in the Allianz Arena a spectacle in advance. And both the Tampa Bay Buccaneers around superstar Tom Brady (45) and the Seattle Seahawks kept their word.
Seattle with the fans behind you
Tampa Bay was in control until halftime. The 14-point lead should waver again in the second half. The Seahawks – officially listed as the visiting team in the duel – were once again loudly whipped into a comeback by the majority of fans in the stadium.
A 19-yard touchdown pass by Seattle quarterback Geno Smith put the Seahawks back up 16-21 with about four minutes left. But the Bucs and Tom Brady did not allow more. The seven-time Superbowl champion kept time with all his routines and secured his team’s fifth win of the season.
Four games fixed – are there more?
In any case, the result was secondary to the atmosphere in the stadium. A fast-growing community of soccer fans — according to the NFL there were 3 million ticket inquiries for the Munich game — celebrated the American League away game feverishly even after the game was over.
Three more NFL games are already scheduled for the next few years in the German cities of Munich and Frankfurt. And after the spectacle in Munich, it is entirely conceivable that there will be more games. In any case, the premiere was the best advertisement for her.