RB Leipzig also continued its good run with Hertha BSC. The team of Julian Nagelsmann won 4-2 (2: 1) on the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, celebrated the fourth competitive victory in a row and consolidated the top spot in the table.
FANTASY HEROES: Timo Werner (18 points), Marcel Sabitzer (14), Konrad Laimer (9)
In front of 48,532 spectators Maxi Mittelstadt (32.) scored the home side's lead by distance shot. National striker Timo Werner (38 ', 90' + 1), Marcel Sabitzer (45 '+ 1') and Kevin Kampl (87 ') scored for the guests, who celebrated their fourth victory in the fourth division match at Hertha. Davie Selke (90. + 2) scored the second Hertha goal.
In front of the new Supervisory Board member Jurgen Klinsmann Hertha again showed a disappointing performance and conceded the third defeat in a row.
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Before the kickoff, Hertha had thought of the historic night 30 years ago. On the center line was a wall dummy set up, which was torn and disposed of by young people. Also before the east curve was a wall replica, through which a Trabi drove from east to west. The fans showed a choreography with the Brandenburg Gate as a symbol of unity.
Hertha was very concerned about safety. The home side acted at attack Leipzig back with a five-chain and left the guests much possession. Vladimir Darida (16) was free to score after a back-hole over the only point Dodi Lukebakio, but the Czech missed out.
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Leipzig looked more dangerous, Werner had the 1-0 on the foot (22), but Mittelstadt rescued from the goal line. Out of nowhere the guide fell for the hosts. After a counterattack, the advanced Mittelstadt put the ball on the right foot and pulled to 1-0 in the short corner.
Marcel Sabitzer takes RB Leipzig into the lead before the break – ODD ANDERSEN / AFP via Getty Images
Leipzig answered with furious attacks. In a duel with Nordi Mukiele Karim Rekik jumped the ball to the hand, referee SOren Storks (Velen) decided after a look in the Review Area on penalty. Werner certainly turned to 1-1. For Hertha it was already the fourth goal conceded by penalty, Rekik had for the second time a penalty in debt.
Also in the 1: 2 shortly before the break Rekik involuntarily helped. A shot from Marcel Sabitzer forged the Dutchman unsustainable for Jarstein into his own goal. Sabitzer was listed as the scorer. For the Austrian, it was already the fourth goal of the season.
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After the break, Hertha tactically remained first in the security variant, but could never keep the guests properly from their own goal. As a result, a heated game developed, with the referee Storks so his hard days and hardships had. Kampl and Werner made everything clear in the closing stages.
In captivating form: Timo Werner – 2019 Getty Images
Player of the game: Timo Werner
The national team scored twice to put the 3: 1 on Kevin Kampl and was also such a constant source of trouble with his dribbling. No player gave more shots on goal (3) and flanks (5).