Hamburg boss Josef Zinnbauer faces as intimidating a touchline debut as they come when his team face Bayern Munich on Saturday.
Four days after being promoted from his reserve-team duties following the dismissal of Mirko Slomka, he leads the struggling northern Germany side out at the HSV-Arena to tackle the Bundesliga champions.
As if the stature of the opponents was not intimidating enough, Zinnbauer has to lift the spirits of a side who have picked up only one point from three games, without scoring...
Julian Green believes his spell with Hamburg can help him become a regular back at his parent club, Bayern Munich.
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Green, 19, is at Hamburg on loan for the season having made only one appearance for Bayern so far, a brief substitute appearance against CSKA Moscow in a Champions League group game last season.
With little chance of seeing any first-team action at the Allianz Arena, the United States international joined Hamburg on the final day of...
In the golden days of Kevin Keegan in the late 1970s, Bayern Munich against Hamburg was dubbed "Der Klassiker". Hamburg were THE biggest challengers to Bayern. However, those halcyon HSV years at the summit of the Bundesliga seem a distant memory. The Northern side avoided demotion by the skin of their teeth last season, surviving only in the relegation play-offs. Hopes were high that this would be as bad as it got, but there has yet to be any upturn in fortunes.
HSV languish in...