Hertha BSC retaliate for the bitter defeat in the first half of the season at city rival Union Berlin. In ten minutes Hertha makes the highest victory in the city duel perfect.
- The second city derby against Union der Bundesliga * history is played in Berlin .
- Hertha BSC with good performances under Bruno Labbadia .
- Only ten good minutes are enough for the "old lady".
Berlin - This time Vedad Ibisevic cheered very well. With his second goal in the second game under coach Bruno Labbadia, the experienced veteran Hertha BSC led to the well-deserved 4: 0 (0: 0) victory in the Berlin ghost derby against 1. FC Union . Just one minute after scoring his leading goal , Ibisevic also initiated Dodi Lukebakio's goal in the practically empty Olympic stadium on Friday evening (52nd minute) and thus played a major part in the successful reparation for the painful 0-1 defeat against the city rivals in November Game in the stadium at the old forester .
Matheus Cunha (61.) and Dedryck Boyata (77.) ensured the final result of Hertha's highest derby victory and the first ever at home in the Olympic Stadium. In contrast to the previous 3-0 win in Hoffenheim , the pros also kept the Corona gap at the goal celebrations for all goals . Ibisevic drew special attention to this by hand signals.
Hertha BSC: Bruno Labbadia successful again
With the second clear success, Hertha continued the upward trend under Labbadia and moved up to tenth place with 34 points at the start of match day 27 of the Bundesliga . Ascending Union, on the other hand, with a further 30 points, must look towards relegation places.
Clear derby victory against 1. FC Union! ⚪ What a Friday evening at @Oly_Berlin! Great performance, men!
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Before the teams lined up for the minute of silence held in all stadiums on this matchday for the victims of the coronavirus pandemic, the Hertha anthem "Just Home" by Schlager bard Frank Zander sounded as usual in the practically empty huge concrete bowl. This time, however, the recording was questionable. The crackling and croaking from the speakers was a symbol for an initial phase with football obstacles.
Hertha BSC - 1. FC Union: Lukebakio without restrictions
Before the kick-off, Labbadia had called for “energy” to come into play at Amazon Prime . The will to do so was clearly recognizable. But, as predicted by the Hertha coach, Union also practiced the robust defensive stance inherent in the Köpenickers with very little scope for the opponent in the derby highlight - but not later.
Vladimir Darida , who returned as the only starting eleven variant after his suspension, tried to push ahead with the necessary impulses at Hertha headquarters. However, much remained piecemeal at first. So Lukebakio (20th) ran completely unchecked with the ball into the side.
Hertha BSC - 1. FC Union Berlin: strong Hertha minutes secure derby victory
Shortly before, the Belgian had failed in one of the few promising actions with a low shot at Union goalkeeper Rafal Gikiewicz . The Pole was also in the right place with a fine hoe trick by Matheus Cunha (27.) after the most worth seeing Hertha combination via Ibisevic and Lukebakio. The only dangerous goal action by the Iron was a free kick by Robert Andrich (44.) just before the half-time break just over the goal.
After the change of sides, the Hertha had ten minutes of momentum to show the rivals the limits. Ibisevic headed unopposed after a cross from Marvin Plattenhardt . Seconds later, Ibisevic sent Lukebakio freely towards the gate. Matheus Cunha had initiated his hit himself with a fine dribbling. Boyata brought the end point - in the first leg he had caused the ultimate penalty for Union.
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