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Weekly sports update: Berlin Derby 30 years after the Mauerfall

Updated: Mar 29, 2020

By Tom Carson


Saturday evening saw the Berlin Derby in the Bundesliga, nearly 30 years after the Berlin Wall fell. Union Berlin of East Berlin faced Hertha Berlin, from the west of the city. Read more about the significance of this fixture on Bundesliga.com and about the fans in a BBC report here.

Another Hertha Berlin fixture was in the news this week, as Dynamo Dresden travelled to the German capital. Dresden brought over 30,000 away supporters to the Olympic Stadium, before seeing their side lose 5-4 on penalties in the second-round of the German Cup. In the same round of fixtures, Borussia Dortmund defeated Bundesliga leaders Borussia Mönchengladbach 2-1.

On Saturday afternoon in the Bundesliga, Bayern Munich were hammered 5-1 away at Frankfurt whilst RB Leipzig crushed Mainz 8-0.

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