Hertha BSC celebrates a draw, while Eintracht Frankfurt is also dissatisfied with the referee.
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The biggest cheers came a few minutes before the final whistle. When referee Frank Willenborg canceled his penalty decision against Hertha BSC after VAR intervention, the players in the Berlin Olympic Stadium threw up their arms.
After the DFB Cup embarrassment at Eintracht Braunschweig and the derby bankruptcy at city rivals Union, the fans and coach Sandro Schwarz were happy to take the 1-1 (1-0) against Eintracht Frankfurt with them.
With new passion, Hertha had largely convinced in a great atmosphere. Only the first win is missing after the second league game – as with the Frankfurt European Cup heroes, who for their part could live with their first point. A week ago it had drawn 1: 6 against Bayern Munich.
Only the withdrawn penalty was Eintracht heavy in the stomach. Rafael Borré put the ball past Hertha goalkeeper Oliver Christensen in the 89th minute and his hand touched the player’s foot lightly. “I don’t know if that’s enough for a penalty,” said Eintracht goalkeeper Kevin Trapp sky, “but the video evidence is there to revise clear wrong decisions. That wasn’t one for me.” Willenborg stated, “The touch was not the cause of the player falling.”
Eintracht Frankfurt without a win for ten BL games
Coach Oliver Glasner’s team has been without a win for ten games across the season. Daichi Kamada secured a point for the Hessians (48th), Suat Serdar (3rd) had put Hertha in the lead.
After a quarter of an hour, Evan Ndicka cleared in front of the approaching Lukebakio, who almost constantly occupied the defensive. Lukebakio’s strike partner missed the huge chance to make it 2-0: Kanga put the ball over the goal from six meters (23′).
After that, the game lost momentum, Kamada aimed too high in a direct acceptance just before half-time. He did better three minutes after the restart when he effortlessly slotted into the right corner after a counterattack. Lukebakio single-handedly missed the quick answer (53′), on the other side Randal Kolo Muani was a few centimeters short of Eintracht’s lead (56′).
The guests kept the pressure on and pushed for the lead, but Hertha also set offensive accents. Stevan Jovetic, who had just come on as a substitute, missed miserably in front of keeper Kevin Trapp (72′). Six minutes later, substitute Faride Alidou went just wide at the other end.
Hertha BSC – Eintracht Frankfurt: The voices
Sandro Schwarz (Coach Hertha BSC): “In the end it was a fair result. We got on well, had a good 25, 30 minutes and had a great opportunity to make it 2-0. Unfortunately, we were too passive after that, Eintracht got the upper hand and had a lot more possession of the ball. After the break it was It was an open game with a lot of turnovers. We showed a very good reaction to last week.”
Oliver Glasner (coach Eintracht Frankfurt): “We’ll both say that anyone could have won the game. It was a clear penalty for me. The referee made a mistake, just as both teams made mistakes. We’re not entirely happy, but we have to accept it that way. The referee said it wasn’t a penalty for him, I said it was for me. Football is that simple.”
Hertha BSC – Eintracht Frankfurt: The data for the game