From that duel of the first wheel of the championship, with fireworks, confrontations and three injuries, to a match that will be played in a silent Olympic stadium. The first berlin classic between 1. FC Union Berlin and the Hertha BSC, in November, it was electrifying but perhaps this second match will be much calmer.
By Date 27 of the Bundesliga, the first elite league to resume in the midst of the global pandemic of coronavirus, Union and Hertha will meet again in the highest category of the german football.
It’s about a derby without much tradition because there have been few duels between the two teams but with the promotion of the Union to the Bundesliga This season the rivalry has flared up. That first confrontation in elite it was won by Union by 1-0.
Now both teams is separated in the classification by a point, they fight side by side in the middle zone, the Hertha is 11th with 31 points and Union is 12th with 30. For the former it is a disappointing campaign, for the latter a success.
Although he had a difficult start in the Bundesliga and lost last week against Bayern, the 1. FC Union Berlin He has achieved very good performances and is on his way to ensure permanence. The Hertha BSCInstead, it has new leaders and its plan is to become a strong club in a big city, but that process has only just begun.
Last match saw a 3-0 win at Hoffenheim’s home, giving support and reassurance to Bruno Labbadia, the fourth coach to sit on the bench of the Hertha since August (one of the DT that could not be sustained was Jürgen Klinsmann).
Hertha: Jarstein – Pekarik, Boyata, Torunarigha, Plattenhadt – Darida, Grujic – Lukebakio, Cunha, Mittelstädt – Ibisevic (c). DT: Bruno Labbadia
Union: Gikiewicz – Friedrich, Hübner, Subotic – Trimmel (c), Gentner, Andrich, Lenz – Ingvartsen, Bülter – Andersson. DT: Urs Fischer
HOUR: 20:30 CET / 18:30 GMT.
15:30 Argentina, Uruguay, Chile and Paraguay
14:30 Bolivia and Venezuela
13:30 Peru and Colombia
12:30 Mexico City
TV: ESPN 2
BUNDESLIGA – DATE 27 | MATCH TIMETABLE:
• FRIDAY MAY 22
15:30 (ARG) | 18:30 GMT – Hertha Berlin vs. Union Berlin (ESPN 2)
• SATURDAY MAY 23
10:30 (ARG) | 13:30 GMT – Borussia Mönchengladbach vs Bayer 04 Leverkusen (ESPN 2)
10:30 (ARG) | 13:30 GMT – VfL Wolfsburg vs. Borussia Dortmund (FOX Sports)
10:30 (ARG) | 13:30 GMT – SC Paderborn 07 vs. TSG 1899 Hoffenheim (ESPN Play)
10:30 (ARG) | 13:30 GMT – SC Freiburg vs. Werder Bremen (FOX Sports – Deferred at 22:00 (ARG), 01:00 GMT on 05/24)
13:30 (ARG) | 16:30 GMT – FC Bayern München vs Eintracht Frankfurt (ESPN 2)
• SUNDAY, MAY 24
08:30 (ARG) | 11:30 GMT – FC Schalke 04 vs. FC Augsburg (FOX Sports)
10:30 (ARG) | 13:30 GMT – 1. FSV Mainz 05 vs. RB Leipzig (ESPN 2)
13:00 (ARG) | 16:00 GMT – 1. FC Köln vs. Fortuna Düsseldorf (ESPN 2)
All matches also available on DIRECTV GO, the streaming platform.
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