Düsseldorf Will Hertha Berlin be relegated or will Hamburg SV return to the Bundesliga? As in international competition, the rule of away goals no longer applies in relegation. We tell you where you can watch games live on free TV.
The relegation came true, the dream of promotion still remains: by narrowly winning the final round of second-division matches at Hansa Rostock, Hamburg defended third place and achieved relegation. Hertha BSC is now waiting there with coach Felix Magath.
The HSV legend ended the 16th season of the Bundesliga with the “old lady” after a 2-1 defeat against Borussia Dortmund on Saturday. Third place is Hamburg’s biggest success since landing four years ago. In the past three seasons, North Germany has taken fourth place.
Also on the 34th day of the match, at first it looked as if the groundhog was going to say hi again on the Elbe. In the break, coach Tim Walter’s side was 1-0 down at Hansa Rostock and was fourth at the stage. But the team showed strong nerves and won the dashing match 3: 2. Thanks to the recent intense boom, the club can continue its dream of promotion. North Germany were seven points behind third with five games left in the season, and no second-tier side could catch that gap until HSV mustered all its strength once again.
Given the recent performance, Uwe Seeler, the club’s idol, believes HSV could return to the Bundesliga in relegation. “If the team fought like they did last time and also showed ambition, they could do it,” Seller told SID, “I didn’t expect it anymore, but now I hope and hope it succeeds. It’s about time after all these years.”
Sealer’s recipe for successful landing of HSV? “Our boys should score another goal, it’s that simple,” the 85-year-old said. He’s right, because the rule of away targets no longer applies. This rule has been abolished for relegation in 2022. This means that if there is a tie after the first and second second leg matches, it will apply in overtime and, if necessary, penalties.
The match will first take place in Berlin, and then the decision will be made in Hamburg. On Thursday, May 19, Hertha will host HSV at the Olympic Stadium, and the return leg will take place the following Monday, May 23. Sat.1 has guaranteed the rights to both games. Both home and away matches will be broadcast live on Free TV. Departure at 8:30 pm. However, the initial report begins at 7:30 pm. In addition, the games will be streamed live on ran.de, Sky and Joyn PLUS+ (for a fee).
Football fans can also follow the struggle for promotion to the second Bundesliga on Sky and live on free TV on Saturday 1. 1. FC Kaiserslautern, third in the third division, meets third-placed Dynamo Dresden in the second division. The first leg will take place on Friday 20 May at 8:30 pm at the Fritz-Walter-Stadion in Kaiserslautern. On Tuesday, May 24, the final decision on whether to stay in the league or advance to the second leg will be made in Dresden.
In the German relegation league, the video assistant and also goal-line technology are determined according to the laws. The German Football Association has decided that these will also be used in the duels between Kaiserslautern and Dresden.
The first step: Hertha Berlin – Hamburg SV (Thursday, May 19, 8:30pm / sky and Saturday 1)
Second stop: Hamburg SV – Hertha Berlin (Mon, May 23, 8:30pm / Sky & Sat 1)
The first step: 1. FC Kaiserslautern – Dynamo Dresden (Friday 20 May, 8:30 pm / sky and Saturday 1)
Second stop: Dynamo Dresden – 1. FC Kaiserslautern (Tuesday 24 May, 8.30 pm / sky and Saturday 1)