COPA 90 continues its Derby Day series by taking a look inside of the intense inter-city rivalry of Hertha BSC and Union Berlin.
Berlin was a divided city for much of the 20th century. It was split in two into the capitalist, US controlled west side and the communist USSR controlled east side from the 60s until the late 80s. The city still feels the wounds of being sliced in two halves to this day. It’s reflected in its football teams as well. Hertha Berlin sits in the west of the city and plays in the massive Olympiastadion stadium, whilst Union Berlin’s sits deep in the east, playing out of the titchy Stadion An der Alten Försterei. Hertha’s capacity is almost three times bigger than Union’s.
The two rivals rarely played each other throughout their history, but last season, Union secured a shock promotion to the top tier. That ensured that that the two teams would be in the same league for the first time in decades. In this doc, we learn about the history of the rivalry and the history of the teams. We get to see an intense game between the two teams as well.
Derby Days|COPA 90|Sports
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