Crazy story on the edge of relegation. Hertha BSC remains in the Bundesliga after beating Hamburger SV 2-0. Kevin-Prince Boateng has played a large part in the success. The midfielder has been on the pitch for almost 90 minutes and keeps pushing his team.

After the final whistle, Boateng’s emotions burst out in the “Sat.1” interview: “It’s like you’re going to become a champion. I don’t even know what to say here. I came back. The whole season didn’t go as we had imagined. When it came down to it again, I was there.”

Then Boateng reveals an exciting secret. The 35-year-old probably had a decisive influence on the formation of the Hertha team: “I have to compliment my coach. He gave me a free hand with the line-up,” says Boateng.

When asked whether Boateng himself was responsible for the starting eleven, Boateng puts it into perspective slightly, but makes his influence clear: “Not completely of course. But I think the coach and I have put together the right team here. He really gave me free rein.

Magath himself confirmed Boateng’s words after the game: “He told me that I should field the experienced players. I listened to him and it worked. That was Boateng’s influence. He set the team up well.”

It was a difficult season for Boateng himself, in which he kept failing. After an alleged dispute with Magath, he did not play on Thursday. But now he can definitely imagine another year in the Berlin jersey: “I saw today that I can still keep up. We sit down and then we see what happens.”

SC Freiburg lost the DFB Cup final against RB Leipzig. Nevertheless, the traveling fans from Breisgau celebrate the team and coach Christian Streich. When he walks past the trophy at the award ceremony, it breaks the heart of every football fan.

Manchester City are English champions! Pep Guardiola’s team turns a 0-2 deficit against Aston Villa within a few minutes to 3-2 (0-1), Ilkay Gündogan scores twice. Liverpool FC’s 3-1 (1-1) win over Wolverhampton Wanderers is useless. All information to read in the ticker.

Marco Rose’s dismissal on Friday came as a surprise. Apparently, the season analysis by BVB officials was so devastating that the coach had to leave after just one year and despite being runner-up. The list of allegations against the coach is long.