He would have been so happy |
Hertha fans do not fulfill the president’s wish
He had definitely wanted this cauldron!
Hertha and crisis club Bayer Leverkusen played 2-2 in the Olympic Stadium. Bitter for Berlin President Kay Bernstein (42): His own fans do not fulfill his birthday present!
The ex-ultra celebrated his birthday last Thursday and wished for a full hut at the third Bundesliga home game of the season.
As Hertha press chief Max Jung revealed before the game, Bernstein jokingly said at the internal celebration: “If fewer than 50,000 come, I’ll go home.”
In fact, there are only 40,643 fans in the stadium for the Bayer kick. President Bernstein still watches the game from the full distance – and sees a strong Hertha!
She has the best chance of scoring in the first round through Kanga in the 37th minute. The newcomer from Bern only hits the post after a Lukebakio cross from an acute angle.
Then Leverkusen takes the lead with a dream goal!
49 minutes: From 18 meters Kerem Demirbay (29) curls an untenable free kick into the right angle. No chance for Hertha keeper Christensen, the 1-0 for Bayer.
Hertha’s answer is not long in coming. Just seven minutes later, Kanga plays into the penalty area from the right. Ejuke cleverly passes the ball on, Suat Serdar just has to insert free in front of Leverkusen goalkeeper Hradecky.
And Hertha turns the game with the next super hit!
74 minutes: Substitute Marco Richter (24) slams the ball into the left corner from a good twenty yards out. In the 2-0 win in Augsburg, Richter had snapped as a joker for the Berliners the week before. Sixty days after his horror diagnosis testicular tumor, he meets again.
Just five minutes later, Patrik Schick (26) equalizes for Leverkusen. Then there’s the VAR whirl again!
82 minutes: Boetius shoots at Leverkusen defender Kossounou’s arm from close range. Referee Benjamin Brand does not look at the scene again, instead gives a corner kick.
Despite a wild final phase, the draw remains. Actually not enough for Leverkusen and coach Gerardo Seoane (43). After six games, the club has just four points. And on Tuesday Atlético Madrid is waiting in the Champions League…