Who had brought forward on Tuesday evening with the visit of the Olympic stadium for a Christmas market, did not know in the end, whether he had located to the right or completely wrong. Did that just wanted to attend 27.939 spectators, the Herthas last home match of the year against the FC Augsburg – minus backdrop in this season for Berlin.
At the end of the applause and whistles were mixed equally, the game was 2:2 (2:2). The none of the two teams and the audience didn't help. The Berlin, who had more, of all people, missed their fifth home victory and an improvement in the table, the guests from Augsburg continue to wait for a kind of liberation. "It was a real Fight, a day's work," said coach Pal Dardai, "we have given away goals, simply unnecessary."
If in football a lot of goals the game has two reasons. Either it was a football or but there was a Festival with many footballing mistakes. The latter was on display this evening in the Olympic stadium. However, if the gates fall, most of the entertainment value. In the past, the games of these two Teams were often enough tough, tight, and especially the gate arm.
In the pre-Christmas edition of 2018 four goals, evenly distributed were already in the first half. The Start and Enddrittel of the first section belonged to the guests, in two sections, each with a goal. The piece belonged to the people of Berlin, the balanced with a double strike in the first place and shortly after, the lead had gone. With a 2:2 but it went in the break.
Pal Dardai had made in comparison to the away defeat in Stuttgart three changes. Peter Pekarik, Ondrej Duda and Arne Maier is rotated for Vladimir Darida, Per Skjelbred and Vedad Ibisevic in the starting line-up. And so, because it took Hertha to come into the game. At the first corner and against the closing of the Berlin, beating the 0:1 through a Header by Martin Hinteregger. Three Herthaner – Mathew Leckie, Maximilian mittelstädt and Jordan Torunarigha – were among the bills through jumped.
Second half begins hectic and errors
Hertha had a visible effort to gain control of the match. Initially, it seemed as if the guest had a player more on the lawn. But Dardais team bite into the game. After nearly half an hour, Leckie scored the 1:1, by he had been served by Selke and goalkeeper Andreas Luthe tunnelte.
Only three minutes later, Valentino Lazaro took off, his powerful shot parried Luthe with one Arm, but the Ball Duda fell at the feet of the Hertha with his seventh goal of the season in the lead lap. However, he also had some degree of luck that Cannoned herself under Luthes body by flood.
Finally, the Augsburg-based advantage in the closing stages of the first half, a bustle in the penalty area of Berlin, for 2:2. Alfred Finnbogason had two Herthaner get out and wise. The Ball Cheol Koo elegantly received then Yes-by Fabian lust Berger's legs into the far corner of the net.
The second half started as frantic and flawed as the first. The positive thing was that both teams played with vigor, but this is not to protect against inaccuracy. So really no team in football has got at least structure in your game.
Herthas coach responded after an hour. For Duda, the game was largely over, Darida. But even with him, the number of incomplete passes, and not this evening on the side of the Berlin. However, the guests had with the precision of their difficulties. On a real chance of the game, the spectators waited for up to 70. Minute in vain.
the got Then replaced Ibisevic the hapless Selke, however, as good as no proper face-off. The same could then also of his successor, reports that hung in the air. Hertha managed hardly dangerous in the opposing end zone. Augsburg have won more battles, and more game, in the end, shares. And so the Berlin to be with the to settle for a point.