So will Jody Strauch. She travelled 12,000 kilometers to watch her very first Schalke match. It was the last day of last year's season. Strauch teaches media design at a university in the U.S. state of Missouri.
She met up with "Kick-Off!" reporter Thomas Lemmer, who's also a Schalke fan. He got pretty used to seeing matches live -- but for Jody, it was a thrilling experience. See how two different fans react to the same match.