A scene where your breath caught while watching
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In the first appearance under coach Frank Kramer, Arminia Bielefeld did not get beyond a goalless draw against Union Berlin.
The game was dominated by a violent clash at the beginning of the game.
The game started with a bad scene: Union goalkeeper Andreas Luthe clashed with his teammate Julian Ryerson during a clarification action, both remained dazed afterwards, the game had to be interrupted for more than seven minutes.
Ryerson then continued to play with a head bandage, Luthe also stayed at his post, but the discussions about the consequences of head injuries in football and how to deal with them will be fueled by this.
Especially since Bielefeld's Sergio Cordova had to leave the field a little later after another collision.
The game hardly found its rhythm after that, Arminia had a few penalty area situations, but not much happened until the change.
Most exciting was the moment when the assistant referee held up the board with stoppage time: 10 minutes - that should be the season's record.
After the break, the game shifted more and more to the Bielefeld half.
But even if Union increased the pressure towards the end and still had two good chances through Keita Endo, it remained a goalless draw and Arminia in 16th place in the table.
The good news: Luthe and Ryerson made at least the impression until the end that they had survived the scene reasonably well from the start of the game.
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