Max Kruse Makes Comeback in Berlin District League: A Kruseliga Premiere

The district league is now Kruseliga!

130 days after the end of his professional career, ex-national player Max Kruse (36) is celebrating his comeback. For the second team of Al-Dersimspor in the Berlin District League A.

BILD records Kruse’s premiere at the Spandauer Kickers III (1:1).

► 1:15 p.m.: 25 degrees, there is a police van on the artificial turf pitch. Plus four officers sunbathing.

► 1:23 p.m.: “You’re coming because of Kruse, right?” Entry costs five euros today. Kruse surcharge! Otherwise watching is free.

► 1:31 p.m.: A few boys on the sidelines shout: “Hey Kruse!” The star comes in the middle of warming up and takes a selfie.

► 1:37 p.m.: Wife Dilara enters the facility. She wears a pink keep-on-smiling jogger and a New York Yankees baseball cap, greets Kruse’s teammates and wishes: “Good luck!” Then takes a seat in the stands (two stone steps) and smokes an e-cigarette (flavor: peach ).

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► 1.45 p.m.: Parrot cakes and muffins are available at a stand “for a donation for the U8”. Plus beer (2.70 euros) and bratwurst (3 euros).

► 1:54 p.m.: Kruse’s team comes onto the field. He wears the number 99 and an orange captain’s armband.

► 2:02 p.m.: The teams enter the pitch. The players of Al-Dersimspor hold up a poster. Inscription: “Welcome to the district league, Max!”

► 2:04 p.m.: Kick-off. There are now 200 spectators there. A folder reveals: “Otherwise 20 people will get lost here…”

► 2:06 p.m.: Kruse is sent steeply, but cannot reach the ball. A fan whispers: “He’s already pushing a few kilos in front of him…”

Command Kruse: The ex-Bundesliga star directs his teammates

Photo: Soeren Stache/dpa

► 2:14 p.m.: 1st Kruse shot on goal in the district league. Pass right with your right.

► 2:20 p.m.: Kruse keeps giving commands and praising: “Alan, play!” Or: “One of them comes in from the outside!” Or: “Good, men!”

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► 2:25 p.m.: Drinking break.

► 2:33 p.m.: Outcry from the fans after a foul on a Spandauer. Dilara jumps up: “What’s happening? Goal?”

► 2:37 p.m.: Al-Dersimspor almost takes the lead! Kruse moves in midfield and plays a dream pass, but his teammate puts the ball a little too far forward.

► 2:40 p.m.: Kruse’s teammate sees yellow. The ex-professional to the referee: “Ref, come on!”

► 2:42 p.m.: Kruse is fouled 20 meters from the goal. He hits the free kick into the wall.

Not spared from tough duels: Kruse on the ground

Photo: Soeren Stache/dpa

► 2:51 p.m.: injury time. Corner Kruse, header Aslan – goal. 1-0 for Al-Dersimspor (45th + 3)! First assist in the district league.

► 2:52 p.m.: Half time.

On the sidelines, a teammate said: “He will play with us for two or three years. We are a family. And we want to climb with him!”

► 3:10 p.m.: Kick-off for the second half. A girl takes a selfie with Dilara.

► 3:28 p.m.: A man from Spandau goes down after a duel with Dersimspor goalkeeper Baki. The referee points to the point. Kruse comes running and speaks to the referee with his arms outstretched: “The ball goes outwards. You notice it yourself, right? Then whistle in another league!” Bad luck for the ex-professional: There is no VAR here. Means: The penalty decision is made. And Spandau equalized through Gundelach – 1:1 (66th).

► 3:59 p.m.: Last chance: Kruse hits the fence with his left.

► 4 p.m.: Final whistle.

Kruse’s conclusion: “It was exhausting. My feet are burning, but it was okay for the first 90 minutes after such a long time.”

Because of the BILD article “I think Hoeneß got scabies”

Source: BILD28.04.2024

2024-04-28 17:52:08
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