Even without Felix Magath on the sideline Hertha BSC won the first game under the new head coach sovereign and stopped his descent.
After five defeats in a row, the Berlin Bundesligaan won at home against the TSG Hoffenheim earned 3: 0 (1: 0) and left the immediate relegation ranks with the premiere victory in 2022.
The Corona-diseased Magath, who was pursued by his quarantine in the hotel and represented by his co-trainer Mark Fotheringham, looked significantly improved in terms of tactics and attitudes. Hertha.
For the hits, Niklas made strong (39.), Ishak Belfondil (63.) and David Room with an own goal (74th).
Personnel problems on both sides
The Hoffenheimer disappointed in front of around 25,000 spectators in the Olympic Stadium over wide routes and had to plug in a setback in the fight for the Champions League places after five games without defeat.
Corona caused short-term failures on both sides. While the Hoffenheimern Pavel Kaderabek, Florian Grillich and Ihlas Bebou could not compete for Berlin’s trip to Berlin, Hertha also fell from Midfielder Vladimir Darida in addition to Magath.
For this, Among other things, Captain Dedryck Boyata and goalkeeper Alexander Schwolow returned to the Startelf, which Magath changed to a total of four positions.
Strong breaks the spell
The Berliners stemmed against the negative trend and began pressureful and aggressive. Thus, they forced the Hoffenheimer to mistakes – just as the catastrophic mistake of Jacob Bruun Larsen, who led to the first good scorchance for Hertha by judge (8.).
With increasing playing time, however, guests were able to eat a little better, especially over the left side with international space ran dangerous attacks. In the 25th minute Larsen would have to meet for the TSG, but the Danes failed from five meters freestanding in front of the gate the nerves.
When the game threatened something threatened, strongly made a corner for a large cheese in the stadium with his head goal. The line judge had initially decided on the offside, thanks to the Var the hit with some delay but rightly recognized.
Hertha defense is safe
After the side change, the Hoffenheimer increased the pressure, but it was difficult for them to play out against the well-staggered Hertha defense scorchancies.
TSG coach Sebastian Hoeneß reacted and brought another offensive player after an hour in Munas Dabbur. But the other goals shot the Berliners who often clurder in the duel.