Wolfsburg No winner in the crazy duel of the Bavarian fighters: VfL Wolfsburg and Hertha BSC have separated 2:2 (0:0) after a nerve-wracking injury time in a direct comparison of the pursuers of the German record champion.
Hertha thought they were the winners after Ondrej Duda (90.+1) scored 2-1, but Wolfsburg countered with Admir Mehmedi (90.+3) and saved the draw. For Lower Saxony, however, a series of six victories in a series of matches ended.
Bundesliga freshman Javairo Dilrosun (61st) had shot the visitors into the lead at his first start. The equaliser by Yunus Malli, who turned a penalty into a video proof in the 87th minute, rang in the thriller in the final phase.
With attack-like attacks the North Germans put their guests in front of 25,090 spectators from the first second on powerful under pressure. Three corner shots in the first three minutes proved the superiority of the “wolves”, who were amazed by Jerome Roussillon’s powerful long-range shots.
VfL Wolfsburg – Hertha BSC 2:2 (0:0)
Wolfsburg Casteels – William, Knoche, Brooks, Roussillon – Camacho – Gerhardt (83. Malli), Arnold – Steffen (67. Ginczek), Weghorst, Brekalo (62. Mehmedi). – Coach: Labbadia
Berlin Jarstein – Lazaro, Stark, Torunarigha (74. Lustenberger), Plattenhardt – Arne Maier – Kalou (90. Klünter), Grujic, Duda, Dilrosun – Ibisevic (74. Selke). – Coach: Dardai
Referee Christian Dingert (Lebecksmühle)
Goals 0:1 Dilrosun (61.), 1:1 Malli (87., penalty after video evidence), 1:2 Duda (90.+1), 2:2 Mehmedi (90.+3)
Yellow cards Camacho (2) – Grujic, Klünter
In the second minute, the defender forced Hertha goalkeeper Rune Jarstein to a brilliant parade. Only 60 seconds later, the defender took a volley shot from 25 metres, but hit not the goal, but a cameraman on the head.
The TV employee sank to the ground dazed and was led out of the stadium by paramedics after a four-minute treatment phase, a colleague took over his workplace. Roussillon immediately apologized to the unlucky man.
The offensive fireworks of the place lords ended after almost exactly a quarter of an hour. The Berliners found now better into the duels and thus also into the until then one-sided game. And since the VfL back team acted several times somewhat carelessly, also the team of coach Pal Dardai came to chances.
The very mobile Salomon Kalou aimed in the 20th minute just over the crossbar, in the 43rd minute the offensive midfielder failed by header to VfL-Keeper Koen Casteels.
Koen Casteels Honours
- DFL-Supercup: 2015
- FIFA World Cup third place: 2018
After the side change, the Dardai squad successfully tried not to be constricted again in their own half of the game. With success: The game became more open, also because the Passsicherheit of the Platzherren of the first 45 minutes diminished.
Now also the Schützlinge of coach Bruno Labbadia looked for their welfare more frequently in counterattacks. A mistake in the forward movement, however, led to the 1-0: Unconstrained William played a pass in the legs of the Berliners, who switched lightning fast and the scorer Dilrosun precisely unlocked. 888sport betting is a site where they have an impressive list of bets to choose from.