Union, Union and Eisbären: Berlin Sportsball Week

FC Union’s march toward the Bundesliga’s First Division continued this week as the team from the Alte Försterei (their home stadium) beat Hamburg’s FC St. Pauli in Hamburg 2-1 Friday, March 10. Sebastian Polter scored in the first half with their second goal coming from Damir Kreilach in the second. It’s their first-ever win in Hamburg and they’re tied in points with league leader VfB Stuttgart but lag in wins, putting them in second place. More on the game at Vavel.

They’re off next week but if they remain in second, they’ll get promoted to the First Division next year.

Berlin’s womens soccer team, 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam, finally resume their season Sunday, March 12, at the Karli stadium in Potsdam against Hoffenheim.

Berlin’s First Division Bundesliga team, Hertha, was also in Hamburg for their last game but didn’t have such a great day. The team lost 0-1 and are ranked 5th in the Bundesliga. Good, not great.

The Eisbären, Berlin’s pro hockey team, is tied 1-1 in a best-of-five series against Die Adler Mannheim in the quarterfinals of the Telekom Eishockey league. They lost to the Adler away on Tuesday 4-3 but then won Friday night at the Mercedes Arena 6-3. Next game is Wednesday, March 15, in Berlin.

Oh, and pro basketballers Alba lost away at BG Göttingen Sunday 81-76. They face s.Oliver Würzburg this Sunday at home. Alba’s ranked 6th in the easyCredit basketball league while s.Oliver’s in 15th place. It’s a wonder they still have rankings and not just corporate sponsors, like Alba’s in Depends Undergarment 6th place.


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