Mit's the first win in almost two months, Fortuna Dusseldorf has reported back in the fight for the league in the Bundesliga. The climber defeated on Saturday the league table Hertha BSC 4-1 (0-0) and thus prevented after six defeats at a time a club record negative.
The Berliners, who recently won a Bundesliga match in Dusseldorf 41 years ago, have been waiting for five games for a win. In front of 39,743 spectators in the Düsseldorf Arena, Takashi Usami (50), Rouwen Hennings (63) and Benito Raman (84./90.+1) scored the goals for the hosts, who are still on a relegation zone. In the Berliners, for Davie Selke met (88.), Maximilian Mittelstädt had after a yellow-red card (41) prematurely from the field.
For the first duel of the two teams since the chaotic relegation return leg in May 2012, also about 2500 fans came from Berlin, who supported their team loudly after the mood boycott again and ignited no pyrotechnics. The Duesseldorfer renounced after the 0: 3 in Mönchengladbach last Sunday on their weak defensive chief Kaan Ayhan, who just was not on his 24th Birthday for the first time in the starting lineup.
The hosts went after the failures of recent weeks with great vigor in the game and looked for the rather reserved Berlin also in the offensive their chances. But as last lacked in the attack the penetration. Hertha's first chance came when Ondrej Duda suddenly missed Fortuna goalkeeper Michael Rensing from close range (15 '). The newly promoted had just by Dodi Lukebakios header just above the bar a really good opportunity. (45.).
In the extremely modest game the guests occasionally showed their playful class, but the few dangerous attacks were able to ward off Rensing. In addition, the Berlin lost their young foreign player Mittelstädt after repeated foul play with yellow-red card. Outnumbered, the Hertha moved deeper into the defensive zone and left the Dusseldorf plenty of room. A submission from Niko Gießelmann from the left side Usami used with a brilliant left-footed shot to the much acclaimed opening goal. The climber remained on the trigger and after a nice combination on the right side hit Hennings after pass from Matthias Zimmermann to 2: 0, before the substitute Raman increased to 3: 0 and 4: 1 later. Selke succeeded with a nice action only the connecting goal for Hertha.