Maximilian Mittelstädt looked arg disheveled. On socks and under shirt, he stood there, a blue Hertha blanket draped over the shoulder. In his arms, wrapped in the blanket, he held his football shoes – such a caring mother that protects her child from the cold. There are also special shoes. There are the shoes, the 21-year-old his third duty is off the mark for Hertha urban achieved a BSC, his first in domestic Olympic stadium – and his first against the great FC Bayern München. Not even three minutes were played in the second round of the DFB Cup, as a means of pass with Salomon Kalou in the penalty to make it 1:0 for the Berlin football urban hit after a double Bundesliga.
It was a Moment to have a glimpse of in the was, as Hertha to overcome the favourites in Munich said, with a quick shift game, determination on the way forward and effectiveness in front of goal – but it remained only a Moment in 120 Cup minutes, at the end of the Munich-based could a 3:2 success celebrations. "To win against Bayern, you need a perfect day. We had not," said striker Davie Selke, who had immediately reached for his fourth goal and a stupid error of the Munich centre-back Mats Hummels, the interim compensation for 2:2 and his Team in the extension.
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It was the second of a total of four shots on goal. The 23 of Bavaria. And otherwise indicated, apart from the scarce final result of all statistical values on an oppressive Superiority of Bavaria. Corners: 14:2. Ball Possession: 74:26 Per Cent. Pass Rate: 91:69 Percent. Flanks: 34:4. "We have to leave at the end of too much push back," said Salomon Kalou. "If you give Bayern the Ball, you come by with their enormous quality – this is exactly what happened.“"The decision: Kingley Coman (number 29) heads to the 3:2-end-from the point of view of Bavaria. Three Herthaner can not...photo: dpa
Herthas players did what one must do against Bayern: you went over the limit of their performance, especially physically "The mentality was there, the willingness to run was there. There is a team on the court," said defenseman Niklas Stark. But Berlin did not what you must do against Bayern to beat them. They were very active, unlike four and a half months in the Bundesliga as Hertha before the break was a at least an equal opponent, and only in the second half of far in the Defensive back pushed – in a 2:0 lead. "It wasn't like in September, where we were able to also time with the Ball to breathe," said coach Pal Dardai. "We did not deal with the own possession of the ball well. Before the game, the goal was 40 percent possession of the ball. We don't have to do it."
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In overtime, his Team saw the role of the more-or-less interested audience. Dardai reported from just twelve percent possession of the ball. And yet: "You've got five pieces that you have to be ashamed of yourself." Until Wednesday Hertha had gone four Times in a row unbeaten (three draws, one win) from the duels with Bayern. In the League would have been added on Wednesday, a fifth game because it is after 90 minutes, 2:2. "We defended really well, little big chances and were up until the final whistle in the game," said Manager Michael Preetz. But in the Cup there is no draw, only victory or defeat.
And so with all the Pride in the own zeal and the immense effort at the end but the eliminated from a competition for Hertha more and more of an unfulfilled longing. "It was a real mess, because we run a lot, often double or Pitter-patter had to," said Per Skjelbred, the Arne Maier in the defensive midfield, replaced. Maier is also missing on Saturday at Borussia Mönchengladbach, as well as the locked Valentino Lazaro, for the Luke Klünter his starting XI debut. "Football is a beautiful thing, but you never take a break," said Dardai.More about
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The question is, how quick his players after the effort on Wednesday to regenerate. The loss of substance was to be noted the Berliners in the final phase. Kingsley Coman saw his goal to the 3:2 of three Berliners surrounded, but nobody stopped him decisively in the head to the ball. "It was a strange goal," said Maximilian Mittelstädt. "No one is really gone. Maybe lacked a bit of power."