Hamburg vs Hertha Berlin
Relegation Playoffs 2nd leg
After a brilliant performance away at the Olympiastadion, HSV, failed to produce such a performance at home. The Berliners meanwhile, pressurised their opponents by scoring early in the fixture.
Furthermore, they were able to score the second and decisive goal of the fixture around the hour mark. Magath’s men were able to hold on the lead on aggregate, despite being reduced to 10 men in the dying moments. As a result, they will continue in the top flight next season.
Full time score: Hamburg 0-2 Hertha Berlin
Hamburger SV: Heuer Fernandes – Heyer (82. Gyamerah), Vuskovic, Schonlau, Muheim – Meffert, Reis, Rohr (58. Vagnoman) – Jatta (74. Kaufmann), Glatzel, Kittel
Hertha BSC: Christensen – Pekarik, Boyata, Kempf, Plattenhardt (81. Björkan) – Ascacibar, Tousart, Serdar (85. Stark), Boateng (89. Darida) – Belfodil (82. Maolida), Jovetic
Goals: 0:1 Boyata (4.), 0:2 Plattenhardt (63.)
Yellow Card: – / Boateng (30.), Jovetic (37.), Tousart (83.)
Yellow – Red Card: – / Tousart (90.+6)
Hamburg vs Hertha Berlin: Post match reactions
Hertha BSC coach Felix Magath: “The project is already over. My task was to stay up in the league. That was the case with the final whistle”
“I know that I don’t need to worry about the future, so I’m taking it easy.”
Hamburg coach Tim Walter: “I’m very, very proud of my team. What we delivered here with the help of our spectators. With the club, I think we managed to create something over the season.
“I’ve already heard the chants for our team and our team. At the moment everyone in the club only feels emptiness.”
“I always get up afterwards. We’ve started something, but we’re far from finished. We’re just not done yet.”