Bayern Munich vs Hamburg

Hamburg cannot prevent another Bayern Munich goals feast as another difficult Bundesliga campaign is envisaged

 August 15, 2015   John Welsh

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When Hamburg head coach Bruno Labbadia glanced at the opening day fixtures for the 2015-16 Bundesliga campaign, he must have feared the worst after his team was paired with reigning champions Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena in a match which was then switched to Friday evening for a live television audience. The Bavarian team […]

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Relegation issues provide an intriguing finale to Bundesliga campaign

 May 19, 2015   John Welsh

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Although Bayern Munich secured their third successive Bundesliga title several weeks previously, it is a totally different story at the foot of the table as the league campaign concludes this week. As many as six teams are still involved in attempting to avoid demotion to the second tier and none of the relegation places have […]

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Hamburg ensure Bundesliga survival but long term prospects remain uncertain

 May 18, 2014   John Welsh


During a weekend in which Bayern Munich completed a second successive domestic double by beating Borussia Dortmund in the German DFB cup final in Berlin, another important Bundesliga match was staged at the Trolli Arena in Furth. Hamburg SV are the only team to have played in the Bundesliga since its creation in 1963 and […]

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Mirko Slomka begins Hamburg tenure with surprise but vital win

 February 24, 2014   John Welsh

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When a football team has lost seven league matches in a row and has conceded at least three goals in the preceding four games, it was not difficult to envisage that SV Hamburg would begin as underdogs in their Bundesliga clash with Borussia Dortmund at the weekend. That Hamburg had lost 4-2 at bottom club […]

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