Hertha BSC scored a 2-0 win in the relegation second leg at Hamburger SV and secured relegation in the Bundesliga. Felix Magath is celebrated as the “Magic Magath who cannot be relegated” and who “makes HSV howl”. The press reviews from Germany.

Berliner Zeitung: “Relegation madness! Hertha wins 2-0 at HSV and is saved. YESAA! Hertha stays in the Bundesliga! Magic-Magath remains the undetachable. After the 0:1 in the first leg, the Berliners win 2:0 in Hamburg with goals from Boyata and match winner Plattenhardt.”

Image: “Magath makes HSV howl! Hertha wins the relegation second leg at HSV 2-0 and stays in the Bundesliga. A scary season for the Berliners still has a happy ending.”

Hamburger Abendblatt: “Tears in the Volkspark: From the HSV dream of the Bundesliga.”

Hamburger Morgenpost: “0: 2 against Hertha! Here dies the dream of a whole season. Then it wasn’t enough. For days, HSV lived its dream of promotion, and after the 1-0 win in the first leg of the relegation in Berlin, it was closer than it had been in four years. But instead of jubilation, hustle and bustle and merriment, the second leg ultimately only had tears and disappointment from Hamburg’s point of view.”

Kicker: “2-0 at HSV: Hertha BSC stays in the Bundesliga. Hertha BSC will play first-class again in the coming season. The Berliners made up for the first leg defeat in Hamburg and in the end won deservedly 2-0. HSV has to compete in the lower house for another year.”

Spiegel: “Hertha BSC had done almost everything wrong this season – up to this day. The HSV icon Felix Magath denied his old club promotion and fulfilled his mission in Berlin by staying up.”

Sport1: “Hertha rescue! HSV on the ground. Hertha BSC turns the relegation against HSV and stays in the Bundesliga. Marvin Plattenhardt makes the decision with a dream free kick.”

Süddeutsche Zeitung: “Magath saves Hertha – and leaves. The Berliners appear transformed at HSV and catch up with a 0-1 draw from the relegation first leg. Remaining in the class is successful – for coach Felix Magath, “the project” is over.”

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