Football – Hamburg – relegation game: police report “quiet operation” – sport

Hamburg (AP) – In the relegation game between Hamburger SV and Hertha BSC for the last place in the Bundesliga, there were no abnormalities in the sold-out Hamburger Volksparkstadion on Monday evening. “Before and during the game it was totally quiet from the police point of view,” said police spokeswoman Sandra Levgrün after the game.

After second division HSV won the first game 1-0 in Berlin, the higher-ranked Berliners won 2-0 (1-0) in Hamburg on Monday and thus remain in the Bundesliga.

According to the police, most Hertha fans did not want to celebrate the victory in the Hanseatic city, but in Berlin. That’s why the police are now keeping an eye on the Hamburg fans in particular. “Despite great emotions among all fans, we ask you to remain calm and fair,” said the Hamburg police via Twitter.

According to the police, a total of 1,300 officers were deployed. The Hamburg police were supported by emergency services from Schleswig-Holstein, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and Berlin, as well as by the Federal Police.

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