For their first Champions League group-stage match since 1995, Legia Warsaw fans knew they had to do something special. And they did so by marrying pyro with tifo in an intimidating display.
Above a banner that read “Guess who’s back?” Legia fans depicted a masked ultra holding up the club’s card from the Champions League draw and surrounded by flames.
— Tribun Dergi (@tribundergi) September 14, 2016
This imposing welcome didn’t do much to throw visiting Borussia Dortmund off their game, however. The German side quickly took a 3-0 lead within the first 20 minutes of play.
UPDATE: Legia fans went on to have a pepper spray fight with stewards. This is how you get banned from the competition immediately after ending a 20-year absence.
Legia Warsaw fans filmed spraying UEFA stewards with pepper spray in match with Dortmund pic.twitter.com/Xe4C2CNpPK
— Telegraph Football (@TeleFootball) September 14, 2016