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Hamburg football derby leaves 26 hurt

AFP · 20 Sep 2010, 14:11

Published: 20 Sep 2010 14:11 GMT+02:00

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Police had to repeatedly use water cannon to separate battling supporters during the St. Pauli's home match against bitter Hamburg rivals HSV, which ended in a 1-1 draw.

Thousands of police officers were sent to maintain security during the traditionally tense match between "working class" St. Pauli and "posh" HSV.

It was the first derby clash for eight years, following St. Pauli's promotion at the end of last season, while Hamburg is the only German club never to have been relegated from the Bundesliga since its creation in 1963.

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In the Ruhr valley derby, Schalke 04 were beaten 3-1 at home by Dortmund but local police said no incidents were reported.

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14:55 September 20, 2010 by heathen
what a bunch of losers
22:26 September 20, 2010 by 1FCK_1FCK
Let it be said that the Paulis were attacked on their own turf. This should not be made into the usual everyone fights everyone hooligan disgrace. The HSV fans should all be banned for life from attending matches. It's common knowledge that the stoners from the Millerntor are hardly the fighting type.
22:57 September 20, 2010 by JohnPaul44
The match ended in a 1-1 draw, but what was the riot score! Obviously, rioting should be made an officially sanctioned sport. It better fits the mentality of the fans!
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