Saturday, 12 May 2018

Hamburg relegated from Bundesliga for first time since it began in 1963 as their final game is interrupted for 15 minutes as fans throw flares onto pitch

  • Hamburg's uninterrupted top-flight run since Bundesliga began came to an end
  • Wolfsburg's 4-1 win over Cologne meant Hamburg were relegated on Saturday
  • Hamburg went out fighting, beating Borussia Monchengladbach 2-1
  • The game was interrupted for 15 minutes due to crowd trouble in stoppage time

Former European champions Hamburg were relegated for the first time on Saturday, with their fans throwing flares onto the pitch.

The crowd trouble came as their team's record uninterrupted top-flight run since the Bundesliga began in 1963 came to a controversial end. 

Wolfsburg's 4-1 win over bottom club Cologne meant Hamburg's 2-1 home victory over Borussia Moenchengladbach, which was interrupted for 15 minutes due to the crowd trouble in stoppage time, was rendered meaningless.


Hamburg were relegated from the Bundesliga on Sunday for the first time since it began 
Their clash with Borussia Monchengladbach was stopped as fans threw flares onto the pitch
The match was interrupted for 15 minutes during injury-time on Sunday afternoon
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