http://football.guardian.co.uk/News_Story/0,1563,1076173,00.html Had you been perusing the small print in these pages a couple of weeks back you might have read that Borussia Dortmund's home attendance for the German league game against Hannover 96 was 80,500. Whereupon you might have rubbed your eyes, squinted and looked again. No, there was no mistake. Today Dortmund play Hamburg at home and once again the attendance figure at the Westfalenstadion will be the highest anywhere in Europe this weekend. Yesterday Dortmund's neighbours, Schalke 04, hosted Bayern Munich and while this column is being written before the game it will put its neck cheerfully on the line and assert that the crowd will have exceeded 60,000 - beaten only by Real Madrid, Manchester United and Milan versus Juventus last night at the San Siro. Now, while you almost certainly would not be alone in judging that there are better ways to spend your Saturday nights than staying at home watching the highlights of a league whose most charismatic player is Oliver Kahn, the fact of the matter is that for the first time average attendances in the Bundesliga are higher than they are in the Premiership, La Liga and Serie A. Before yesterday's games the average crowd in Germany was 36,492, up 2,500 on last season; in England, 34,816; in Spain, 29,345; and in Italy 26,084.