Week 27 in Germany begins with a beauty, as Hertha Berlin and Union Berlin square off at the Olympiastadion Berlin in the second top-flight Berlin Derby in Bundesliga history.
Dodi Lukebakio and Vedad Ibisevic lead the line for Hertha, who starts Liverpool loanee Marko Grujic in a bid to get revenge for a 1-0 loss at Union in November.
USMNT-eligible Norway youth international Julian Ryerson starts on the bench for 12th-place Union, who enters the day a point back of their rivals. Ex-U.S. youth player Neven Subotic is on the bench for Union.
Matchweek 27 in the Bundesliga will again see games played in empty stadiums, which is the plan for the rest of the season and beyond. If you’re new to Germany’s top-flight, here’s a guide to help you pick a club to support.
The 2019-20 season restart saw eight matches Saturday and Sunday with a Revierderby blowout and a Gladbach warning shot to its fellow title chasers, while leaders Bayern Munich got back to winning ways in Berlin.
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1️⃣ hour until the Battle for Berlin gets going ⚔️
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