After a long hiatus for national teams, the action of the Bundesliga returned and led to date 27 that closed with the capital derby. Ironically, Union Berlin, a team that disputes places in the Europa League, would not have managed to achieve victory in the Berlin derby since May 2020; while his counterpart could turn this important meeting into a match full of goals in his favor, despite his poor performance in the competition.
However, the locals of Köpenick, despite not being victorious, they left a good image before the meeting. Hertha remains, but with a goal difference that takes him away from the dreaded decline.
Fierce battle for the capital teams
Union Berlin arrived to demonstrate their supremacy on the court. Despite the few minutes and the possession of the visitors, the whole he was the pioneer in dangerous arrivals to the rival court. Max Kruse and Christian Gertner were the first to jeopardize Alexander Schwolow’s goal before the first goal.
At minute 9, Union’s long-awaited dream would finally arrive, through a poor clearance by Deyovaisio Zeefuik at midfield. Petar Musa, taking advantage of the carelessness, He headed to deflect the course of the ball and Robert Andrich gave the final left foot to the bottom of the court, fooling Schwolow’s eyes.
And Union would try again, however, the shot went straight to the crossbar and the rebound ended poorly defined. The morale of the locals faded with time and the tactic to defend the goal became a wrestling ring to snatch the ball from the rival.
At minute 35, after a controversial penalty where Marvin Friedrich steps on the French Mattéo Guendouzi, Dodi Lukebakio is in charge of equalizing the score. With a left-handed shot to the left, he misleads goalkeeper Andreas Luthe.
Balanced second time
In contrast to the first half, the second half was only an opportunity to reinforce the possession of the premises in the midfield. Hertha, however, generated more recoveries in the final minutes. The capital teams seemed satisfied with the number of goals and decided not to risk one against the rival, for which, at the end of the game, the players made a gesture of respect on the field and left the field in a balanced match.
On the next date 28, in an unprecedented match, Union will visit Bayern München. The champions of the sextete, even without the presence of Lewandowski, managed to win in Leipzig and definitely took first place in the table, so it will be a great feat if the Berlin team manages to win on the road.
Hertha will host Borussia Mönchengladbach at the Olympiastadion, a team that is also recovering from a football crash. It will be interesting to watch the strategies put forth by outgoing Marco Rose as Hertha tries run away to the relegation places as long as Mainz does not achieve a victory.