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Hertha fans sing despite 1-1 draw with Frankfurt

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BERLIN (AP) — They sang like they won.

Hertha Berlin missed many chances in the Bundesliga on Saturday as they ended in a 1-1 draw with Eintracht Frankfurt, but fans celebrated what appeared to be a fresh start for the beleaguered club. I was.

Suat Serdar scored an early goal for Hertha and might have secured the win in the second half had his shot not been blocked in front of the line by teammate Stevan Jovetic.

Hertha’s first points under new manager Sandro Schwarz and arguably the team’s most encouraging performance since last December’s win against Borussia Dortmund.

Hertha’s fan loyalty has been tested by poor results and relegation in recent seasons as city rivals Union Berlin have enjoyed one success after another since promotion to the Bundesliga in 2019.

Union won four consecutive city derbies last weekend. Hertha was also knocked out of the German Cup in the first round last weekend.

Hertha supporters, however, did a huge blue and white choreography at their first home game of the season.

“Berlins big and small swear by the club” two giant banners hang on opposite sides of the stadium, showing three generations of Hertha fans looking at the club’s brochure in front of the fans at the east end of the stadium tifo was raised.

In the 3rd minute, Hertha, yelled at by the home support, took an early lead when Dodi Luquevakio crossed and scored for Serdal.

Newcomer Wilfried Kanga should have scored in the 22nd inning, but he managed to shoot over the empty net.

Hertha regretted the mistake when Daichi Kamata equalized early in the second half. Randal Colo his Muani set up the Japanese midfielder for an easy finish after he stole the ball from Hertha defender Philipp Uremovic.

Eintracht’s UEFA Super Cup defeat to Real Madrid on Wednesday, their 6-1 defeat at home to Bayern Munich last weekend, and a 2-1 win in the league after a nine-game unbeaten run. i was trying to get it. Above Bochum in March.

Mario Gotze made his first league start for the club after his move from PSV Eindhoven.

Werner returns to Leipzig

Timo Werner scored on his second debut at Leipzig after returning from Chelsea last week, in a 2-2 draw at home to Cologne.

The German forward fired a shot from long range, which Cologne keeper Marvin Schwäbe did in the 36th minute.

Florian Dietz equalized in the 40th inning and Leipzig forward Dominik Szoboslai was sent off before the break after hitting his elbow on Florian Cains after the Cologne midfielder pulled his shirt.

Leipzig regained the lead with Christopher Nkunku’s superb shot in the 56th minute, but after last weekend’s 1-1 win over Stuttgart, Josko Gvaldior’s own goal forced the club to draw again.

Also on Saturday, Bayer Leverkusen lost 2-1 at home to Augsburg. Promoted Bremen drew 2-2 with Stuttgart and Hoffenheim beat Bochum 3-2.

Schalke later faced Borussia Mönchengladbach.


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