Bundesliga commemorates fall of Berlin Wall 30-years on
Berlin (AFP) - A replica of the Berlin Wall separated the teams before Hertha Berlin's home Bundesliga tie against RB Leipzig at the city's Olympic Stadium, part of Saturday's celebrations making the 30th anniversary of the fall of the original wall.During the warm up a lightweight replica of the Berlin Wall, which fell on November 9, 1989 stood on the halfway line, bearing the message "Against walls together with Berlin", which was then "knocked down" before kick-off.Hertha, who organised the gesture, played in the same style shirts they wore in the 1989/90 season."We're playing in a retro je...
Berlin-born polar bear cub named after football club Hertha
Berlin's latest zoo celebrity, a fluffy polar bear cub, has been named "Hertha" after the capital's football club, it was announced Tuesday."Berlin has a new darling and we have adopted her," the Bundesliga club Hertha Berlin said on its Twitter account.Hertha was born on December 1 in the city's Tierpark zoo and is the heir to late lamented superstar Knut, who drew huge crowds to a rival zoo, Berlin's Zoological Garden, until he died suddenly in 2011.After the eagerly anticipated announcement the football club quickly unveiled posters showing off Hertha under the slogan: "In Berlin you can be...
Soccer: Kagawa scores 4th goal of season in Dortmund-Hertha draw
Japan midfielder Shinji Kagawa scored his fourth goal of the season for Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund in their 1-1 draw with Hertha Berlin on Saturday.Kagawa headed the goal in the 71st minute off a cross from English striker Jadon Sancho. But the 28-year-old was not satisfied with his performance after failing to capitalize on other opportunities throughout the match."I lost my rhythm with easy mistakes. I need to up my game," he said. "Playing tenaciously, I have to work hard and get results."Davie Selke scored the opener for Hertha in the 46th minute. Japan striker Genki Haraguchi, who ...