Fans go insane as Hamburg suffer first Bundesliga relegation

Fans go insane as Hamburg suffer first Bundesliga relegation

Fans go insane as Hamburg suffer first Bundesliga relegation

German football club Hamburg have been relegated from the Bundesliga for the first time in the club's history.

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Dozens of riot police, several on horses, charged onto the pitch and lined up in front of the Hamburg fans, who lit several flares and threw them behind the Gladbach goal when it became clear that the team was on its way to the second division.

However, Wolfsburg's 4-1 victory left Hamburg two points short of the relegation playoff place. "The club has lost one of the things that makes it unique".

The game, which finally completed after a 10-minute delay, ended with lines of police on the pitch.

Hamburg have flirted with relegation in recent seasons, but could not avoid it this campaign, ending up two points behind Wolfsburg for the relegation playoff place.

Hamburg has been relegated from the Bundesliga for the first time ever, and fans are not taking it very well.

Some Hamburg players broke down and cried after referee Felix Brych finally ended the game after a long hold-up due to the disturbances.

Hamburg had taken an early lead through Aaron Hunt and went in front again with a Lewis Holtby goal just past the hour after Gladbach had levelled before halftime.

The clock had previously recorded the amount of time the club had been in the Bundesliga.

In the end, it was so tight that goal difference was needed to decide the places, with Hoffenheim in third with a goal difference of +18, Dortmund in fourth with +17, and Leverkusen in fifth with +14.

Champions Bayern Munich suffered a surprise 4-1 home loss to Stuttgart as they prepare for the German Cup final against Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday.

That placing will see Stuttgart join Leverkusen and Leipzig in the Europa League, providing Frankfurt do not overcome Bayern in next weekend's DFB-Pokal final.

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