Hamburg – Hamburger SV are getting superstitious ahead of their relegation "six-pointer" against VfB Stuttgart on Tuesday night (kick-off 19:00 GMT/20:00 CET) with a familiar presence intended to help them extend their recent resurgence at home.
Former HSV forward Ruud van Nistelrooy is spending a few days in northern Germany as he studies for his coaching badges, and his arrival on the eve of such an important fixture is not casual. bundesliga.com reveals all in a preview of the Imtech-Arena clash.
Departure! With the team bus to the airport, then to Hamburg. Have a good trip, lads!
Perfect timing ahead of #HSVVFB - who still remembers Van the Man's 90-second show against Stuttgart?
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Hamburg: Drobny - Diekmeier, Djourou, Cleber, Marcos - Behrami, van der Vaart - Müller, Holtby - Rudnevs, Lasogga
Stuttgart: Ulreich - Schwaab, Baumgartl, Niedermeier, Sakai - Klein, Oriol Romeu, Gentner, Hlousek - Werner, Ginczek