The Berlin derby: How Union and Hertha went from friendly rivals to bitter enemies after the Wall came down

Berlin derby
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This article first appeared in the January 2022 edition of FourFourTwo. Order the latest issue here.

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Ed McCambridge
Staff Writer

Ed is a staff writer at FourFourTwo, working across the magazine and website. A German speaker, he’s been working as a football reporter in Berlin since 2015, predominantly covering the Bundesliga and Germany's national team. Favourite FFT features include an exclusive interview with Jude Bellingham following the youngster’s move to Borussia Dortmund in 2020, a history of the Berlin Derby since the fall of the Wall and a celebration of Kevin Keegan’s playing career.