Despite another mega-rotation, Hertha BSC ran out of breath in the third game within seven days. The newly formed Berlin team had to be content with a somewhat flattering 0-0 in the basement duel against a cheeky Arminia from Bielefeld and missed a big step towards relegation.
Hertha BSC separates from table 16. Bielefeld continues to only have the better goal difference. However, the team of coach Pal Dardai on Wednesday (6 p.m. / Sky) in the third and last catch-up game due to the corona quarantine at relegated Schalke 04 in the table basement.
The Bielefeld were clearly improved compared to the 0: 5 swatter at Borussia Mönchengladbach and only missed the deserved victory due to a poor exploitation of chances.
Dardai mixed his team again vigorously and ordered eight new players into the starting line-up. In the 3-0 home win three days earlier against SC Freiburg, the Hungarian even made nine changes.
Rio World Champion Sami Khedira did not make it into the squad due to calf problems. Dardai had expected a victory from his new staff: “This is a real final for us. If we win that, we will have three match points.”
Schwolow keeps Hertha in the game
After that, the better team was initially the Arminia. Joakim Nilsson headed (10th), Manuel Prietl (17th) and Andreas Voglsammer (25th and 28th) each shot from a long distance had good chances to lead the guests. The strong goalkeeper Alexander Schwolow kept Berlin in the game. On the other side, striker Jhon Cordoba hit the post after a strong individual performance while lying down (34th) and a little later the outside netting (45th + 5).
In between, the game was interrupted for minutes because Mittelstädt and Anderson-Lenda Lucoqui had to be treated after a violent clash. The dazed-looking Mittelstädt was replaced before half-time whistle.