Van Drongelen experiences ‘horror day’ with HSV, Gómez waves good luck

What is Creutzfeldt-Jacob’s disease?

The young woman was 33 when she died in June 2019, reports The New England Journal of Medicine this July 2. She succumbed to...

Anu Sinisalo rejoices at the continuation of the work – one thing in the filming of the children’s film surprised the star of the...

Actor Anu Sinisalo has sighed with relief as jobs have begun to reappear. Because of Korona, the work ended like a wall, but...

Rick van Drongelen has had a very painful day with Hamburger SV. The defender led with a own goal to a 5-1 defeat against SV Sandhausen, causing HSV to miss the playoffs for promotion to the Bundesliga. To make matters worse, Van Drongelen also tore off the front cruciate ligament of his left knee.

21-year-old Van Drongelen had to be replaced after 36 minutes. The serious injury was revealed during examinations in the hospital. The former Sparta player has been out of circulation for at least six months.

HSV will play again in the second Bundesliga due to the loss next season. The former top club, which also includes Timo Letschert under contract, finished fourth in the competition for the second year in a row, one point behind the number three.

The suffering for the fans of HSV is perhaps even greater if you consider that a victory would have been enough for the playoffs against arch rival Werder Bremen, which with Davy Klaassen managed to avoid direct relegation on the last day of play. Competitor FC Heidenheim itself went down 3-0 against champion Arminia Bielefeld.

Werder Bremen and Heidenheim will compete for the last place at the highest level on Thursday 2 July and Monday 6 July. Fortuna Düsseldorf and Paderborn are relegated from the Bundesliga.

Mario Gómez says goodbye in style

Besides Arminia Bielefeld, VfB Stuttgart will also return to the Bundesliga. The five-time national champion lost 1-3 to Darmstadt, but was already in second place. And so there was reason to party afterwards, with veteran Mario Gómez as the center of attention.

The 78-time German international, at the European Championship in 2012 with two hits still executioner of Orange, scored in his last game as a professional footballer.

Mario Gómez (34) is applauded after scoring for VfB Stuttgart in his last game as a professional footballer

EPA

Gómez (34) had his breakthrough in the 2006/2007 season when he surprisingly helped VfB Stuttgart to the league title. That season, he was also voted Bundesliga Player of the Year

Gómez also became national champion with Bayern Munich (twice) and Besiktas. In 2013 he also won the Champions League with Bayern.

Gómez was active with Die Mannschaft at three European Championships and two World Cups. Only once Gómez was passed by national coach Joachim Löw for a final tournament, but that was the World Cup in Brazil where the Germans became world champion.

trending

How did Lokomotiva become so good?

THE RACE for second place in the HNL has never been more tense. Hajduk, Rijeka and Osijek have announced a fierce battle for a...

The death toll from COVID-19 in Italy remains low, at six on the last day

Italy recorded just six deaths from COVID-19 in the past day, the...

Related Articles

One centimeter from the throne

A little finger is missing from Real Madrid to regain the LaLiga throne. With two games on the card - on Thursday in Valdebebas...

The Muslim joked stupidly praising Ratko Mladic, who was immediately expelled from the Serbian club

BELMIN HALILOVIC, a 23-year-old defensive player from BiH, signed a contract with the club from Republika Srpska Alfa Modric four days ago, but today...

Jovic returns to the group after a week isolated at home for having been positive for coronavirus

Luka Jovic returned to Real Madrid group training on Tuesday after spending a week in isolation at home after being in contact with a...