Hertha BSC has again left important points in the struggle for the European Cup places through unnecessary defensive patches. Three days after the 1:2 at VfB Stuttgart the Berliners at home against FC Augsburg did not get beyond a 2:2 (2:2).
Mathew Leckie (28.) and Ondrej Duda (31.) met for Berlin, Martin Hinteregger (8.) and Koo Ja-Cheol (39.) achieved the FCA goals.
“This is difficult for my boys, because they fought well and they also shot the gates,”said Hertha-Coach Pal Dardani at”Sky”:”The countergates were unnecessary, this is a hard working day, we have to accept it now.”
Hertha remains in the table so Seventh. The guests from Augsburg climbed to square 13, but have been since the 27th. October in the Bundesliga without victory.
With 15 counters, the defenders of Coach Manuel Baum are still in great danger of falling. For the final round, the Swabians await the VfL Wolfsburg (15:30 o’clock) on Sunday. Hertha is a guest at Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday (15:30 o’clock).
Before the season minuscule of 30.000 spectators Hertha again had to manage in the defensive middle field without Liverpool loan Marko Grujic (jumping joint).
Arne Maier resigned in time after surviving the infection and retired in the defensive middle field at the defensive middle field. On the side of Valentino Lazaro and Maximilian Central City the threads.
Hertha counters Augsburg’s leadership by double stroke
However, the problem with the Berliners as in Stuttgart was initially the problem. Hertha acted nervous and put herself in danger with unclean passports.
Even in defensive behavior it bit. In the 8th. For a minute, middle-town and Jordan Torunarigha Augsburg’s Martin Hinteregger decapitated into a corner, suddenly it was 0:1.
The hosts took almost 30 minutes to put the shock away. But then it was quick. Davie Selke served against Hinteregger Mathew Leckie after a successful head-on-the-head duel, and the Australian did not give guest Keeper Andreas Luthe a chance.
Three minutes later Lazaro forced Luthe to do a great deed after a dynamic sprint, and Duda with his 7 in addition. Seasonal match for the lead, the game was shot.
The game fades after the break
But thanks to the shaky backteam of the Berliners it remained exciting. After another unfortunate defensive action by Torunarigha, Augsburg’s South Korean Koo entered the ball from a short distance and pushed to 2:2. For a break Hertha had once again lost the reward he had earned.
For the second pass Augsburg’s backstabber had to stay in the cabin because he had injured Selke in the aerial battle. For the Austrian came Jan Moravek, who was supposed to stabilize the guest game.
In the further course of the second half the game lost a lot of speed. Hertha remained visually superior, but made too little of the opportunities.