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Video proof and drinking break: How the VfL Hertha cracked

The guests enjoyed the “perfect evening”, as Wolfsburg’s Captain Joshua Guilavogui stressed. Hertha BSC, on the other hand, after the painful 0:3 against the VfL, must first clarify why Coach Ante Covic’s home premiere was so brutally driven against the wall.

“It will be important that we analyse what it was about and make it better next time,” said Dodi Lukebakio, the 20-million-euro purchase of After his first game for Hertha at the Olympic stadium, Berlin’s Bundesliga members were winners and defeated after the second. Game day of the new season agreed: Events after eighteen seconds and then eight minutes later were key scenes of the game.

First referee Guido Winkmann pointed to the eleventh point after an action by Guilavogui against Ondrej Duda, but corrected this decision after video evidence. Then the referendum without further control gave the VfL a penalty. Wolfsburg’s goalkeeper from the service, Wout Weghorst, put the game in the direction of victory (9.).

“Unfortunately we did not get the eleventh meter that Wolfsburg then had. These decisions have of course influenced the game,”commented Berlin’s Routinier Salomon Kalou. If we had made the first goal, the game would have gone differently. So the Wolfsburgers went in the lead and controlled the game afterwards, unfortunately they met at the right moments.”

Weghorst also under Glasner a goalkeeper

Through which unusual situations a game in the football upper house can get a new direction, Wolfsburg’s new coach Oliver Glasner. After the best Hertha phase in which the hosts had played the VfL with many courageous offensive actions and direct combinations, but had not just met, referee Winkmann had ordered a drink break at temperatures at the 30-degree limit.

That was a “lucky” Coach Glasner admitted: “There we have two, corrected three details. Then we got to grips with it and later became more and more dangerous in the account. Before 42 738 spectators, the hits of Josip Brekalo (82.) and Jerome Roussillon (90.) sealed the third VfL victory in the third obligatory game –always hit the 27-year-old Weghorst.

“He does an outstanding job, not only with the gates,”said the Frenchman Guilavogui about the Dutch Weghorst:”17 league gates and seven assistants in the previous season. And now three more gates. We know how important it is.”Despite the”slightly different kind of game”, as the goalkeeper Glasner’s concept puts it, Weghorst has not lost anything due to its gate danger.

“In the end the result is too high,”U21 national player Maximilian Mittelstadt summed up the evening from Hertha’s point of view.” In the end we threw everything forward again to make up for it. Wolfsburg’s been using the rooms and counting us out. We need to learn from this and make it better in the next games. This must no longer happen to us.”

For while the VfL now looks at the maximum score of six, it remains for the Berliners at the one point they had won at the start of the season at Rekordmeister FC Bayern.