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WATCH: Augsburger fans take over Belfast ahead of European clash with Giants

Augsburger Panther fans before Saturday's CHL game against the Belfast Giants (William Cherry/Presseye)
Augsburger Panther fans before Saturday's CHL game against the Belfast Giants (William Cherry/Presseye)
Adam McKendry

By Adam McKendry

The Belfast Giants are back in Champions League action tonight, but it's not the on-ice action that's grabbing all the attention so far.

Instead, it's the visiting fans from Germany who have been attracting most eyes as they have taken over the city prior to the game!

Around 800 fans of DEL side Augsburger Panther are in Belfast for tonight's game, and they all congregated in the city centre during the afternoon.

Having enjoyed themselves, as well as having gotten some pictures with the CHL trophy, which was in Belfast, they then joined together as one big group to descend on the arena.

As you can see, they made no shortage of noise on their way over!

With doors opening at 6:30pm, all of the visiting fans were in quickly and are already generating an incredible atmosphere inside the bowl ahead of the game.

Adorned in the Panthers' traditional green and red home colours, and with several flags draped over the seats, it looks likely there will be an incredible battle between the two sets of fans!

The Giants are aiming to make it two wins from two after their massive shock victory over Bili Tygri Liberec on Thursday night in their CHL debut.

Should they defeat Augsburger (face-off 7.30pm) then they would go two points clear at the top of Group C.

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