Service obligations, with the personal events do not often agree. In the case of Pal Dardai, the coach of Hertha BSC on Saturday to its 43. Birthday celebrated, in the early evening but in the Olympic stadium had to compete. His club received the Top game of the League, Borussia Dortmund. But what Dardai got to see, he will not forget in a hurry. The great gift made to him by his crew, but they offered a really good performance, which ended in the stoppage time to be unhappy in a 2:3 (2:1) defeat of the season. For a long time, it had a 2:2 draw as the first leg looked like this
For the Berlin, it was the first defeat in the last five duels with the BVB. The Dortmund accept, at least temporarily the lead in the table in front of the FC Bayern Munich, which plays Sunday.
It poured track way down in the atmospheric and 74 667 sold-out Olympic stadium. But that should do the playful mood of both Man no harm. It was from the beginning a fast-paced and high-class game with chances on both sides.
It was not even played five minutes since Hertha was already in the lead. A distance shot of Maximilian Mittelstädt Dortmund goalkeeper Roman Bürki was not able to hold on the wet turf. The rebound Salomon Kalou pushed over the goal line.
But the lead lasted for a long time. Ten minutes later Valentino Lazaro in the midfield delivery pass is a fail, the Dortmund Thomas Delany took him in. He ran up to the Berliner Tor, where Karim Rekik to distract its actually weak shot so unhappy that Rune Jarstein in the Hertha goal had no Chance.
Herthas coach Pal Dardai had made in comparison to the previous week, three bills of exchange. Arne Maier, Lazaro and Davie Selke advanced Lustenberger, Klünter and Ibisevic in the starting line-up. On the other hand, Lucien Favre had to waive three players Götze, Witsel and Alcacer.
Nevertheless, a lively game developed, with a lot of speed and nice combinations. Herthas goalkeeper saved twice against Jacob Brunn Larsen and later against Sancho. However, the Berliners were well in the game. After a good half an hour of Dortmund's Julian Weigl blocked in the penalty area, a shot from Ondrej Duda. The due penalty turned Kalou for the 2:1 lead. For the now 33-year-old Ivorian striker, it was the fifth goal of the season. On Saturday evening, he sprayed before the game pleasure and lust.
On the main grandstand followed by national coach Joachim Löw and his predecessor Jürgen Klinsmann and Berti Vogts, the Happen. You will not have to regret your Coming.
with the re-start they saw the compensation. After a corner of Sancho the Dortmund defensive player Dan-Axel Zagadou headed the Ball into the goal. It was the sixth corner for Borussia Dortmund, Hertha had to that point in time.
BVB descended on the gate of Berlin, which had all the effort to get to this stage of the game is also still in arrears. After not quite an hour saved by Jarstein again first class against Brunn Larsen. Almost in return, only the post-state of a repeated Berlin's leadership in the way. After a nice counter attack through Kalou, Marko Grujic met only in the case of the Dortmund goal.
bad luck had brought the Berlin, as Diallo Herthas ball leading playmaker Duda in the penalty area and the penalty whistle by referee Tobias Welz did not materialize.
The game was now balanced again. Both teams were looking for the Offensive. Rooms there were on both sides. A bit hectic, it was then in the final phase. Dortmund won now Chance after Chance. Hertha held. Then Dardai captain Ibisevic for Kalou and Mathew Leckie for the Selke.
Shortly before the end of Jordan Torunarigha had to leave the lawn. Shortly before that, Herthas defenders had seen the first Yellow card, the second. Now it was time for the hosts just about the draw. Delany hit the crossbar once again. In the third Minute of extra time, Marco Reus scored finally the winning goal for Dortmund. Unnecessarily saw Ibisevic is still a Red card to Hertha after the big fight will be empty.