Lots of fighting, little risk of scoring: Hoffenheim with Pavel Kaderabek (left) and Hertha BSC with Chidera Ejuke drew
IMAGO/Julius Frick / IMAGO/Jan Huebner
Hertha BSC fought a 1-1 (1-1) draw against TSG Hoffenheim and has not gone bankrupt for the fourth time in a row.
Nevertheless, after the third draw in a row, the capital club is stuck in the bottom third of the Bundesliga table.
Hoffenheim missed the leap back to a Champions League spot.
Andrej Kramarić scored the opening goal for Hoffenheim (25th) in front of 41,653 spectators in his 200th Bundesliga game, but coach André Breitenreiter was unable to win on his 49th birthday.
Dodi Lukebakio (37th) equalized for the Berliners.
Both teams started the game with high intensity, which was initially characterized by a few inaccuracies on both sides.
Wilfried Kanga (8th) missed a good chance right at the beginning and put the ball over the Hoffenheim goal.
Hertha was also unable to take advantage of the following opportunities.
Grischa Prömel blocked a free-kick from Marvin Plattenhardt, and Lukebakio was saved a little later by Hoffenheim keeper Oliver Baumann (16').
Kramarić missed again on the other end (19') and shot over the Hertha goal after a Dennis Geiger corner.
But the guests gradually got more out of the game and put increasing pressure on them.
Kramaric finally scored from close range to Hoffenheim's lead.
Hertha followed suit and equalized through Lukebakio.
Shortly before half-time, Kramarić and Prömel missed a double chance (45') to take the lead again.
After the break, both teams continued to search for the way forward.
Christoph Baumgartner (54th) shot past after a solo run worth seeing, on the other hand Lukebakio put a side kick (56th) just over the goal.
It went back and forth as a result, but neither team managed to score.