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Hamburg relegate for first time in German Bundesliga

IANS  |  Berlin 

relegated for the first time in their club history despite a 2-1 victory over Borussia Monchengladbach meanwhile will face a relegation play-off after beating already relegated 4-1 at the closer of the 55th season on Saturday.

The "HSV" needed a victory and a win by over to maintain their chance to remain in the top flight, reports

grabbed a fairy-tale start into the game as they opened the scoring through Aaron Hunt, who converted a penalty for the opener with eleven minutes played.

Monchengladbach responded well and shocked the hosts with the leveller in the 28th minute when overcame into the top left corner.

After the restart, Hamburg pressed frenetically as came close before slotted home with a low shot into the far post corner to make it 2-1 on the scoreboards in the 63rd minute.

However, the hosts had to complete the game with ten-men as received his marching order after seeing his second yellow card in the 71st minute.

Despite the win, Hamburg will relegate into the second division for the first time after 55 seasons in Germany's top flight whereas Monchengladbach completed the season on the 9th place.

wrapped up a much-needed 4-1 victory over relegated to avoid their direct relegation.

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First Published: Sun, May 13 2018. 07:54 IST
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