When did it all actually start? Some people in Hamburg are firmly convinced that it all started with that cursed paper ball.
Back in spring 2009, when HSV and Werder Bremen met as part of the historic “Derby Weeks”, they played four duels in the Bundesliga and in the semi-finals of the DFB Cup and the Uefa Cup. Those were the golden days of football in the North. Hamburg, one hardly dares to say it today, still had serious chances