Eintracht Frankfurt saves late point against Hertha BSC

Jürgen Klinsmann put both hands in the thick winter jacket and argued animatedly with the Fourth Official. In his second game as head coach of Hertha BSC, the former coach and his new club from Berlin have given a safe-believed victory out of hand and missed the first shared sense of achievement again. The captains came to kick off the 14th game day in the Bundesliga despite a 2-0 lead not a 2: 2 (1: 0) at Eintracht Frankfurt and remain so first on relegation rank 16.

"With a bit more luck, we take three points, so it is one, and that is enormously important for us at the moment," said Hertha striker Davie Selke at "DAZN". In front of 50,000 spectators, Dodi Lukebakio (30th) and Marko Grujic (63rd) had brought forward the team from Berlin five times defeated first. But Martin Hinteregger (65) and substitute Sebastian Rode (86.) made up for the playfully superior Hessen still and prevented the fourth Frankfurt defeat in series. For Klinsmann, however, the start with a point from two games for the Hertha failed. "We have to be disappointed today, we have created a lot of opportunities," said Rode. "It's two lost points, that really hurts." In the pouring rain, the shivering spectators saw a restrained beginning – but were reconciled with a nerve-racking and extremely entertaining final phase. In the penalty areas did not happen too much until the 20th minute. But then Hertha goalkeeper Thomas Kraft responded splendidly in a header from Almamy Touré and was fortunate that André Silva's extra margin passed the post. On the other side, Davie Selke was free before the goal – but also offside (13) , The Berlin showed promising approaches and were especially defensively much safer than against Dortmund, as it had been 0-2 after 20 minutes. Although the Eintracht was game-dominating and possession more possessed and came to opportunities through Touré (20th), Djibril Sow (21st) and Hinteregger (28th), but the goal fell on the opposite side. After a fine combination over Marvin Plattenhardt and Grujic, Lukebakio broke into the box on the left and overcame Frankfurt goalkeeper Frederik Rönnow.Klinsmann brings three newcomers to the StartelfConfed Cup winner Plattenhardt was one of three newcomers to Klinsmann compared to the 1: 2 brought against BVB. Marius Wolf, Per Skjelbred (fell short due to muscular problems) and Maximilian Mittelstädt had to give way for Plattenhardt, Lukas Klünter and Ondrej Duda. When Europa League starter from Frankfurt coach Adi Hütter chose a very offensive position and built on the Portuguese storm duo André Silva and Goncalo Paciencia and playmaker Daichi Kamada. The Japanese, most recently in a 2-1 win at Arsenal with two goals Matchwinner, scored shortly after the Berlin leadership, the supposed 1: 1 (38), but referee Christian Dingert (Lebecksmühle) gave the gate to video evidence because of a previous foul in midfield nicht.Auch after the change, the hosts struggled to structure and creativity in the game forward. But Hertha held against it with physical robustness and commitment. Grujic rewarded the dedicated appearance with the goal to 0: 2, euphoria came with Klinsmann but not on. Rightly, as it turned out, when Hinteregger headed in from close range to make it 1: 2 and made the game exciting again. Tense and heated. In the 71st minute, the ball was again in the Berlin goal, but Paciencia had previously hindered Hertha goalkeeper force in the six-yard box. Four minutes from time, however, there was nothing to check: The substitute Rode made with a powerful shot from close range for the deserved equalizer.

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