sport news Hamburg set for another do-or-die clash as they fight to preserve Bundesliga ...

Bundesliga stalwarts Hamburg face yet another do-or-die game this weekend as they look to preserve their status as the only team in history to have played every season of Germany's top flight.

The former European champions are the only team to have played in the Bundesliga every year since its creation in 1963, a feat that even Bayern Munich can't match.

But this season has been a disastrous one for Christian Titz's team, and they find themselves deep in relegation trouble with just two matches to play.

Lewis Holtby celebrates after scoring against rivals Wolfsburg in Hamburg's previous victory

Lewis Holtby celebrates after scoring against rivals Wolfsburg in Hamburg's previous victory

Wolfsburg, whose fans are pictured, are currently one place above Hamburg in the table 

Wolfsburg, whose fans are pictured, are currently one place above Hamburg in the table 

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Hamburg and Cologne currently occupy the bottom two, with Wolfsburg in a playoff place to face off with a team aiming from promotion from the second tier...

 

 

Next up they travel to Eintracht Frankfurt - themselves in the hunt for a European spot - knowing they need a win to stay in touch with Wolfsburg above them.   

The last fortnight has been a positive one for Hamburg, who have staged a fine comeback so far, winning three of their last four games to hold on to some slim hope of staying up.

The northern club, who won their last silverware of any kind more

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