Hertha BSC stopped Borussia Mönchengladbach in the Bundesliga thanks to an ice cold exploitation of opportunities.
When Hertha BSC defended the lead with the last of their strength and newly discovered passion, the fans were thrilled again. “Oh, how nice it is”, it rang out after the 1-0 (1-0) against Borussia Mönchengladbach on Saturday evening through the Olympic Stadium – because in fact it hadn’t been seen for a long time.
The fact that the Berliners even overtook the gray Gladbachers with their second win in a row was a nice bonus. “It’s wonderful! The stadium is alive, we like it,” said coach Pal Dardai on Sky. “We deserved to win, but we should have scored the second or third goal.”
It was enough because Marco Richter hit a side puller almost out of nowhere in the 40th minute. “I don’t hit him cleverly, but he falls in the back,” said Richter about the unwanted touchdown: to the delight of the 25,000 spectators who motivated their team to stand up in the last minutes of the game.
Hertha – Gladbach: Better chances for BMG
Gladbach was superior, dominant, but not particularly compelling. The fourth away bust of the season means a step backwards for the foals in their fluctuating development.
At Gladbach, national player Matthias Ginter fell out with a cold for a short time, Ramy Bensebaini moved into the three-man defensive chain for Ginter after a two-month injury break. Luca Netz, who was mercilessly whistled at the old place of work, was again in the Borussia starting XI.
The guests started energetically, received the first yellow card in the person of Jordan Beyer in the 2nd minute and took control of the game from then on. Nico Elvedi headed just past the cross from the net (5th), two minutes later referee Benjamin Cortus pointed to the point for Gladbach. According to the pictures, however, he reversed his decision, Hertha’s Maximilian Mittelstädt hadn’t hit Joe Scally at the foot.
After the eventful start, the game flattened out, ball losses and fouls in midfield determined the action. When it all came down to a goalless first half, Hertha suddenly met out of nowhere: After a long throw-in from Marvin Plattenhardt, the ball landed indirectly at Richter, who skilfully completed with a side pull.
Hütter brought Alassane Plea and Florian Neuhaus to the break, but his team still lacked determination on the offensive. Although Borussia had more game shares, scoring chances and deals – Gladbach did not act necessarily enough in the last third. Patrick Herrmann’s shot landed on the side netting (84th).
Hertha – Gladbach: The voices
Pal Dardai (coach Hertha BSC): “We had to confirm last week’s performance. The goal freed us a bit. In the second half we did well with compactness. It was difficult for Gladbach to play something. We ran more than our opponents and had the duels accepted. It was a well-deserved job win. “
Adi Hütter (coach Borussia Mönchengladbach): “I’m very upset and disappointed that we didn’t manage to score. We didn’t manage to make anything out of the superiority in the first 30 minutes. The referee whistled very petty, so the game was very chaotic. “
Hertha BSC – Borussia Mönchengladbach: the lineups