July 29, 1928, final for the German championship: HSV – Hertha 5:2

In the 1920s, both clubs met several times in the final round of the German championship, once even in the final. HSV has a home game, the venue is the Altonaer Stadion, where the Volksparkstadion stands today. There are also many Berlin fans there, who traveled there for 12.80 marks per person in a special train.

For those who stayed at home, there is a transmission “through the Siemens large loudspeaker” (announcement poster) at the Plumpe. After 20 minutes, Hertha is 0:3 behind and also loses the third final in a row. “Fabulous HSV, badly playing Hertha BSC”, stated the “Football Week”.

05.10.1963, Bundesliga: HSV – Hertha 5:1

Both clubs are founding members of the Bundesliga. After six rounds in the new division, the Berliners have placed themselves in the table below, the Hamburgers are second. HSV deservedly leads in the home game, Helmut Faeder equalizes shortly before the break. After three goals for the hosts between the 57th and 62nd minute, things were over.

24.05.1969, Bundesliga: Hertha – HSV 3:2

It’s very tight in the table. After 31 games, Hertha is in tenth place, three points ahead of the last. 75,000 fans experience a dramatic game in the Olympic Stadium, at the end of which “Oh, how nice” resounds from the stands. Lothar “Wanze” Groß scored the winning goal in the 86th minute.

Tasso Wild, who took Uwe Seeler out of the game, was outstanding. Hertha takes the decisive step towards staying up and the first win in the league against HSV. The first in a competitive game after more than 36 years was in January 1968 (1-0 a.e.t. in the DFB Cup).

09.09.1978, Bundesliga: HSV – Hertha 4:1

Hertha played so badly at 1: 4 in Hamburg that a spectator asked whether it was the reserve team. Apart from the first 15 minutes of the second half, the “Tagesspiegel” sees a team “without heart, without ideas, without speed”. Felix Magath scores to make it 1-0, it’s the only goal of his career against Hertha.

05.04.1980, Bundesliga: Hertha – HSV 0:6

The sun is shining, 43,000 spectators pay admission – a season record. There is also a record in another respect, but the hosts would have been happy to do without it: 0:6, the highest defeat in the Bundesliga to date. At the end of the season there is relegation. Even after two defeats in later years with this result at Werder Bremen and against FC Bayern, Hertha was relegated (1991 and 2012). For the sake of completeness: This season it was 0: 6 at RB Leipzig.

08/24/1993, DFB-Pokal: Hertha – HSV 3: 5 after extra time

Second division team Hertha got off to a great start: goal Frank Schmöller, goal Oliver Schmidt, 2-0 after 15 minutes. The more than 20,000 fans, an outstanding number at the time, are enthusiastic. After a good half hour, HSV picks up and there are three goals for the first division side in less than ten minutes, including an own goal by goalkeeper Walter Junghans.

Hertha comes back thanks to Theo Gries, extra time. Karsten Bäron, who was born in Berlin, scores the fourth goal, Valdas Ivanauskas follows up.

11.12.1998, Bundesliga: HSV – Hertha 0:4

Piotr Reiss, who had just signed from Lech Posen, made his first appearance for Hertha not only impressive because of his goal to make it 1-0. The Polish striker’s working day ends after about an hour. The show gives hope for more. Reiss didn’t score any more goals for Hertha after that, but five more for MSV Duisburg in the Bundesliga. In total, he makes 38 games in the first division.

29.05.1999, Bundesliga: Hertha – HSV 6:1

Actually, Frank Zander’s task is to create a good atmosphere after the final whistle at the end of the season. But it’s gorgeous anyway. A week earlier, Hertha secured the qualification spot for the Champions League and are now crowning a sensational season. Michael Preetz scores three times, he becomes the top scorer.

10.03.2002, Bundesliga: Hertha – HSV 6:0

Bart Goor’s performances after moving from RSC Anderlecht are initially mixed. Then Goor shoots four goals, a flawless hat trick is there, and hits the bar. “It was enough for us,” guest coach Kurt Jara said. Goor says: “I’m proud of myself and the team.”

04.10.2009, Bundesliga: Hertha – HSV 1:3

Friedhelm Funkel’s debut as Lucien Favre’s successor begins promisingly: guided tour by Arne Friedrich. After that, Kaka scored an own goal and goalkeeper Timo Ochs had to leave injured, Sascha Burchert came on as a substitute. The 19-year-old clears twice with his head well in front of his own goal – and does a lot of things right. But the defense is asleep.