It’s the end of an era for everyone’s favourite club named after a food.
Hamburg went into the final day of the Bundesliga season needing to win and hoping that Wolfsburg lost. These results would see them avoid automatic relegation.
They hosted Borussia Monchengladbach and despite winning 2-1, Wolfsburg were 4-1 winners over Koln and so the day ended with heartbreak for Hamburg.
In an incredible stat, Hamburg were the only club not to have been relegated from the Bundesliga since the league was founded in 1963.
Talk about the end of an era.
It’s safe to say that the fans took the relegation badly
A classic part of Hamburg’s Volksparkstadion is a clock banner hanging from the stands which marks how long they’ve been in the German top flight.
So, being the unforgiving bunch that they are, the Monchengladbach fans decided to bring a banner of their own…
This is absolutely savage
It’s safe to say that relegation has been on the cards for a while for Hamburg.
The club have flirted with the drop for the past few seasons, staying up on the final day last season (funnily enough beating Wolfsburg to do so.)
They also survived relegation play offs in both 2015 and 2016, on the latter occasion after a 91st minute equaliser.
Looks like they’ll have to get that clock reset now.
Auf Wiedersehen, Hamburg!
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