Nobody has scored more often in the league since the corona break than André Silva
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In the opening game of the 2nd Bundesliga match day, Hertha BSC lost their home game in front of 4,000 spectators 1: 3 (0: 2) against Eintracht Frankfurt.
The goals for the guests were scored by André Silva (30th minute, penalty kick), Bas Dost (37th) and Sebastian Rode (71th).
The goal for Berlin came from an own goal by Martin Hinteregger (77th).
The 4-1 win at Werder Bremen gave Hertha coach Bruno Labbadia no reason to change his starting XI.
Things looked a little different with his opponent Adi Hütter: After the disappointing 1-1 draw against newly promoted Arminia Bielefeld, Danny de Costa and Dominik Kohr had to sit on the bench, Stefan Ilsanker and Almamy Touré started for them.
The changes did the Frankfurters good.
From the start, the guests seemed closer to the opening goal than the Berliners in a lively game.
They suffered a setback early on: Filip Kostic collided with Hertha defensive man Jordan Torunarigha in an offensive action and had to be replaced after minutes of treatment (15th).
For him came summer signing Steven Zuber.
Penalty Silva, header Dost
The first chance of the game came from one of the newcomers: Touré crossed from the right wing to the six-yard box, where Silva heaved a header just over the goal (25th).
Shortly afterwards, Silva was the focus again: Dedryck Boyata got the Portuguese off his feet.
The 24-year-old converted the penalty kick into the left corner.
Alexander Schwolow in the Hertha goal jumped to the right side, but had no chance of defense against the placed shot (30th).
Seven minutes later, the 2-0: Daichi Kamada crossed from the right wing, in the middle Dost headed without much resistance (37th).
Hertha remained far too unimaginative and tried almost exclusively with diagonal balls offensively.
Apart from an opportunity from Dodi Lukebakio (33.), the hosts did not take offense.
Labbadia wanted to change that with a three-man change during the break: Jhon Córdoba, Arne Maier and Deyovaisio Zeefuik started with the Berliners in the second half.
Only Torunarigha's solo brings something countable
Berlin a little more active now.
In the 58th minute, a Lukebakio header just missed the far post.
But that's it again.
The hit fell on the other side.
Rode was allowed to pull from the edge of the penalty area and the ball went from the left post into the goal - 0: 3 (71st).
A solo run inspired by the courage of desperation brought the 1: 3: Torunarigha broke through on the left wing, his cross was unluckily promoted by Hinteregger into his own net (77th).
There was no further hit, Eintracht won 3-1 after a very concentrated performance.
Eintracht welcomes TSG Hoffenheim at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, while Hertha BSC competes at Bayern Munich on Sundays (6 p.m.).
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