5/12/2018 8:10:22 PM (GMT+3)

Hamburg go down from Bundesliga after 55 seasons

Hamburg go down from Bundesliga after 55 seasons

BERLIN, Germany: Hamburg was relegated from the Bundesliga for the first time in their history on Saturday despite their 2-1 win over Borussia Moenchengladbach didn't help much.

Their 55-season run in Germany's top flight came to a sad end as Hamburg fans set off a flurry of fireworks, releasing a cloud of black smoke across the Volksparkstadion, forcing play to be suspended just minutes from time.

"This is an enormously painful moment for everyone at the club, which has lost one of its defining characteristics," said Hamburg president Bernd Hoffmann.

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