The 109th Hamburg city derby in the 2nd Bundesliga can be watched live free of charge – on the Internet. The game between Hamburger SV and FC St. Pauli on Friday (6.30 p.m.) will be broadcast live by pay-TV broadcaster Sky Sport on its YouTube channel. Under the title “Your Derby – Great Freedom for All”, Sky says it wants to “address football fans in Germany with an affinity for streaming”.

In addition to the commentators Florian Schmidt-Sommerfeld and Pascal Martin, Sky second division expert Torsten Mattuschka will accompany the transmission. The show on Sky Sport YouTube runs from 6:15 p.m. and 8:45 p.m. On the channel, Sky also presents the games of the final round of the Junior Bundesliga U17 and U19 free of charge. As usual, the game between the two Hanseatic rivals will also be shown on Sky’s paid service, including on the Sky Sport News news channel. Ex-HSV striker Pierre-Michel Lasogga will comment on the encounter with reporter Martin GroƟ.

Before the 29th match day, HSV is third in the table and five points behind Erste Darmstadt 98 and one point behind 1. FC Heidenheim. A victory for Hamburg would be important in order not to lose contact with the two clubs in the direct promotion places. FC St. Pauli is fifth, six points behind their neighborhood rivals. If the Kiez-Club loses, the topic of promotion should be over.

For the first time since the Corona pandemic, a city derby will take place in the Volksparkstadion in front of sold-out ranks. 57,000 spectators are expected. The police are deployed in large numbers to separate the rival fan camps and prevent riots.