not located on the lawn, so much is for the Sunny Saturday. In the past few days, a new turf had been laid in the Olympic stadium, again and again Hertha BSC had complained about the poor condition of the lawn. But also on the new carpet of the Berlin team in the Bundesliga against Fortuna Düsseldorf couldn't avoid his fourth defeat in series.
After the 1:2 (1:1) at least 51.604 viewers it is likely to be once again really uncomfortable when the Blue-and-White, because now even the intermediates from the Rhineland in the table past it is drawn. In the eleventh second round game, it was the sixth defeat for the Team from Pal Dardai.
Skjelbred replaced Maier, out to the end of the season
A not so nice message spewed already ahead of the game through the Olympic stadium. Herthas midfielder Arne Maier will no longer be able to play in the remaining Games until the end of the season. The 20-Year-old had already moved on Friday in the final training session of injury to the inner ligament in the left knee, but only on Saturday, the club announced the early Saisonaus for the Junior national players.
Maier stand Per Skjelbred in the starting line-up, the 31-year-old Norwegian had lost his place this season to Maier. And for the injured Fabian Lustenberger Mathew Leckie came in to the self Start.
Back on the court. Matthew Leckie (l.) since long time ago, back in the starting lineup.Photo: Andreas Gora/dpa
What happened in the first half, was the only call with a good will as to what it should be – League football. The hosts were even weaker than the Fortuna. Hertha started nervous, you saw in almost every action that the last three defeats to the players does not go unnoticed. The structure of the game, so you could it as such at all describe, was piecemeal and unimaginative. Berlin's neither pace nor depth got in your game. Although they had more possession of the ball, but was ultimately completely harmless.
thank you: Marko Grujic (R) claps after his goal with preparer Ondrej Duda.Photo: Andreas Gora/dpa
The guests from Düsseldorf had already after a few minutes to go, after the zealous Dodi Lukebakio was alone run on the Hertha goal. The Belgians had two more good chances, once he pulled, and at other Times prevented the goalkeeper Rune Jarstein worse. From time to time managed to bring the Fortuna with a long Pass Herthas Defensive in embarrassment. After a good half an hour Benito Raman scored after a counterattack in the guide, not prevent against players Karim Rekik could. Directly before Hertha had lost the Ball in the opponent's penalty area.
just before the stroke of half-time, Hertha was able to compensate in a bright Moment of well-deserved the guide of düsseldorf. Ondrej Duda had a fit on the mitgelaufenen Marko Grujic flat in front of goal, the Serb pressed the Ball from close range into the goal. The oversized the Rest of the first section was from the Berlin point of view, however, to Forget. Of a reparations had been nothing to see.
The game in the second half was pleasing. Especially in Berlin, had initially a little grippier. Ten minutes after the restart, Hertha had a Chance to take the lead. However, after a cross from Valentino Lazaro Duda failed to goalkeeper Michael Rensing, and then Leckie, who moved to Rensings to a short defence.
On the opposite side it was shortly after that Raman is better. His first shot was saved by Jarstein, but in the repositioning of the Belgians to re-leadership of met. Then Duda saw his fifth Yellow card, the Slovak will miss the next game at TSG Hoffenheim.
a Superior man. Benito Raman is happy after his goal to 2:1.Photo: Andreas Gora/dpa
A brief half hour remained to the people of Berlin, to correct the result. Duda Javairo Dilrosun came into the game, later replaced Palko Dardai still Leckie. But also the two fresh players could give the game no new twist. Hertha lost 1:4 in the first leg in Dusseldorf is also the home game against promoted teams. The Hertha Fans saw their team with a loud chorus of whistles in the cabin.