Pal Dardai by tigerte the rectangular Zone on the edge of the field, is provided for the Trainer. Herthas Coach struggled and trembled, formally, that his team would take the narrow lead on the round. A good ten minutes this went on a Saturday night so, in principle, the complete final phase of the home game between Hertha BSC and Eintracht Frankfurt. Just before the half, Berlin took the lead. Marko Grujic had reached the gate in front of 42 578 spectators. And that should be enough to one at the end also a bit lucky 1:0 (1:0)-success.
no Matter, for Hertha it was the sixth victory of the Season, the fourth in the Olympic stadium. So the Berlin to climb to sixth in the table and close to the point the same frankfurters, however, boast a better goal difference. "The first half I liked," said Pal Dardai, who complained that his team "have not made the second goal", although there was in the second-half chances.
Herthas coach trusted in those Eleven that started a week ago, in Hannover in a 2:0 success. It remained, therefore, in the case of the double tip from captain Vedad Ibisevic and Davie Selke. However, had this time, so some start-up problems.
Neither the forward nor Ibisevic came in the first section of a genuine goal-scoring opportunity. Much better it was in the second half until an opportunity for Selke. Mainly it was because Herthas winger played hardly exploitable flanks or passes. On the other hand, agreed between the two learned means the division of space and staggering forwards also much too rare.
For Grujic was the first match for Hertha at all
But, as well, that the Berlin will have a Marko Grujic in their ranks. The 22-year-old Serb gave the game to the hosts in the first hour, only structure and stability, the three offensive actions in the first section had all of Grujic. Especially valuable are those, as the tall midfielder jumped for a corner by Marvin Plattenhardt five minutes before the half-time whistle at the highest and the Ball to guide into the Frankfurt goal. It Grujic was the first Federal Ligator.
The game initially started at a fairly buoyant. Both teams developed a neat train to the gate, however, the final passes were on both sides in each case to be inaccurate, or the goal-completion. Sebastien Haller and Filip Kostic procurement opportunities for the guests. On the pages of Berlin's two distance shots of Grujic landed in the hands of the Frankfurt national goalkeeper Kevin Trapp.
for long stretches of the game won out in the Berlin's interior defense, especially Fabian Lustenberger with a clever positional play. The Swiss defused some of the counter-shocks of the two strongest Offensive of the League of Haller, Ante Rebic and Luka Jovic.
the Latter would have to achieve the same at the beginning of the second-half equaliser, as he came free of Rune Jarstein for the shot. However, Herthas goalkeeper parried the Ball reflexively. In return, Selke was one of the few counter-for Berlin, the Chance to 2:0, but Kevin Trapp was almost umkurvt, got a leg in between.
The game was in this stage quite restless, both teams looked for the goal. Especially in Frankfurt, as the third strongest away team of the League arrived, were now more incisive and willing to take risks. After an hour, replacing Maximilian Mittelstädt repeatedly leached acting Salomon Kalou, and later Ondrej Duda for Ibisevic. But Frankfurt remained in this Phase, the agile Team.
Hertha was engaged in its own defense and, rarely, the Berlin came to be targeted against bumps, you can turn to for relief. And so they had to fight powerful and trepidation. Three minutes before the end of the regular season, Hertha a little bit of luck had not materialized and, as a possible Penalty kick for Frankfurt. Scorer Grujic had brought his country man Jovic somehow to the case.More about
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For Pal Dardai no longer an acceptable reason for a penalty. "Both players have previously worked a lot with the hands," said Herthas coach. About as wild as Pal Dardai this evening at the edge of the field.