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The Daily Bee (March 13th, 2018): Bundesliga relegation battle

Hamburger SV v Karlsruher SC - Bundesliga Playoff First Leg Photo by Stuart Franklin/Bongarts/Getty Images
  • Bundesliga relegation battle

The title race is already over, in fact Bayern Munich could clinch the title as early as next weekend. In addition the relegation battle seems pretty much done as well.

Hamburg, who just lost 6-0 in Munich, have sacked Bernd Hollerbach and promoted U21 coach Christian Titz in an attempt to possibly salvage their season. Hollerbach was just two months in charge for the northern German club and did not win a single one of his seven games. The legendary clock in the Volksparkstadion that symbolizes HSV’s uninterrupted affiliation to the league since it’s inception in 1962 (HSV is the only club that participated in all 55 Bundesliga seasons) might come to an end this season with them sitting in 17th place, 7 points behind Mainz and Wolfsburg.

Another one of Germany’s most storied clubs might join them. 1.FC Köln lost to Werder Bremen (3-1) yesterday which leaves them in 18th place with 17 points. Peter Stöger’s ex-club never really overcame their bad start to the season when they didn’ get a win until matchday 17.

Marco Reus has commented on Michy Batshuayi and he clearly stated that he wants to keep Michy in Dortmund, sying “I would be very happy if Michy stays”. The Belgian striker hasn’t been with the club for long but he’s already proven that he’s a quality player and a good addition to the team. Bild speculate that it would probably take an offer of 60€ million to keep Batshuayi in Dortmund which would not only shatter BVB’s transfer record but also the Bundesliga’s.

Daily Buzz: Do Hamburg and Cologn still have chance or you think they’ll be relegated at the end of the season?