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Hamburg to trial pyrotechnic use in Bundesliga 2 match

Hamburg fans let off flares before a match against Hertha Berlin

Hamburg are to trial allowing fans to use pyrotechnics legally at a game for the first time this weekend.

The Bundesliga 2 club have successfully applied to allow fans to set off 10 smoke devices before their home match with Karlsruher on Saturday.

Flares, fireworks and other pyrotechnics are banned at football grounds across Europe.

According to the Associated Press, Hamburg were fined more than £250,000 for breaching those rules last season.

The German FA (DFB) announced on Tuesday