Soccer, Hockey and Car Racing: Sportsball This Week

Bundesleaguers Hertha didn’t have a good week. They lost 2-3 in penalty kicks Wednesday, Feb. 8, against Borussia Dortmund, eliminating them from the DFB trophy hunt. Then Saturday they lost 0-2 against FC Schalke in Gelsenkirchen. Saturday’s loss dropped them to sixth place from fourth last week and next week isn’t looking much better – they face eternal league leaders Bayern Munich at home Saturday.

Berlin’s other footballers, second-league Union Berlin, tied against Dynamo Dresden 0-0 Sunday, Feb. 5, in Dresden. Today (Sunday) they’re facing Armenia Bielefeld at the Alte Försterei in Berlin. They’re currently fifth in the 2. Bundesliga.

The Eisbären, Berlin’s hockey team, continue to play as if they’re in hibernation. The team lost 1-7 away at Wolfsburg Saturday, Feb. 3, and are facing the Kölner Haie — the Cologne Sharks — in Cologne today (Sunday) and return to the Mercedes-Benz Arena Friday, Feb. 17, to face off against the Fischtown Pinguins of Bremerhaven. I don’t know about that name either.

The Polar Bears remain in 10th place of 14 teams in the league while the Sharks are at 4th and the Penguins at 8th.

In car racing, the Formula E race — the Berlin ePrix — will return to Tempelhof Airport June 10 after the race on Karl-Marx-Allee last year annoyed residents. The course will differ from the one held on the former runways and taxiways in 2015, the race promoter promised.


Photo thanks FIA Formula E.

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