Union Berlin has impressively underlined his supremacy in the capital with the “Derby Triple” and shot rival Hertha BSC a piece closer towards descent. The Irishes won the unilateral city of the sold-out Berlin Olympic Stadium before 74,667 spectators after a tire performance with 4: 1 (1: 0) and shortened the distance to the European Cuppieces.
Union third urban variety this season after the first leg (2: 0) and the Cup Final Final (3: 2) Worried Genki Haraguchi (31.), Grischa Prömel (53.), Sheraldo Becker (74.) and Sven Michel (85.) With their gates. “Stadtmeister, city master, Berlin’s number one!”, The approximately 12,000 Union fans sang before the final whistle.
The Herthans conceded the second defeat in the third game under coach Felix Magath could be compensated by an own goal of Timo Baumgartl (49.) although in the meantime, but were significantly inferior over wide routes. The outstanding goalkeeper Marcel Lotka prevailed, especially in the first half an even higher defeat.
The Olympic Stadium was for the first time since 19 January 2020, when Hertha lost 0: 4 against Bayern Munich, completely filled. On that Magath had also been very happy: “Finally full hut, finally again right football atmosphere.”
The Hertha coach trusted in the game of the year calculated a debutant: U19 player Julian Eitschberger should introduce “energy and forward crowd” as left-back – but this Magath plan was not on. Etschberger, replaced at halftime, had big problems. But he was not alone at Hertha.
The Unioner caught the clearly better start. They were toxic, rack, passport-safe and goal-threatening. Becker (3.), Baumgartl (4th), Prömel (13th) and Taiwo Awoniyi (17th) quickly made great opportunities for the lead. But Hertha goalkeeper Lotka, who once again represented the injured Alexander Schwolow, responded outstanding. The adrenaline shot him something too strong through the body, after a shove against Prömel Lotka conceded the yellow card.
Hertha BSC: Jovetic violates early
For Herthas Torjäger Stevan Jovetic, the game was finished after only 20 minutes and eight ball contacts for injury. Because the man from Montenegro had too much time in his deflection for Ishak Belfodil, he also won a warning.
Hertha seemed to paralyze the home advantage. The team was initially sentenced by the guests in their own half, offensive actions hardly existed in the first half of the volley shot of Myziane Maolida (38th). Only Lotka, who also nullified a double chance of Christopher Trimmel and Becker (29th) reached normal form. In the header of Haraguchi after a Becker flank but the German-pole was beaten.
The start into the second half was eventful: First, Baumgartl steered the ball in its own goal at a clarification attempt, and only four minutes later, Prömel made a flank of Niko Gießelmann for the renewed Union leadership. Afterwards, the guests moved back a bit to drive over the fast Becker and Awoniyi counterattacks. This tactic fully went 3-1 by Becker. Hertha had little ideas in the possession.
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