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Bundesliga

High-flying Hertha harbour high hopes in Hamburg

Hertha Berlin will be hopeful of cementing their grip on the third and final automatic UEFA Champions League qualifying spot when they travel to the Volksparkstadion to take on Hamburger SV on Sunday (kick-off 17:30CET/16:30GMT).

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A 2-0 win over Eintracht Frankfurt in midweek enabled Hertha to hold off the challenge of 1. FSV Mainz 05 and Borussia Mönchengladbach in the race for third, but with such high-calibre sides breathing down their necks, Pal Dardai's men know they can ill afford to drop points in Hamburg.

Watch: Hertha 2-0 Eintracht Frankfurt - match highlights

Defeat to FC Schalke 04 in midweek, meanwhile, has left HSV still a little too close to the relegation zone for comfort as they prepare to welcome the Bundesliga's capital club.

Watch: Schalke 3-2 Hamburg - match highlights

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