Third draw in a row: Windhorst vortex overshadows Hertha's league fight

The chaos at the capital club is huge again, investor Lars Windhorst is causing a stir.

Third draw in a row: Windhorst vortex overshadows Hertha's league fight

The chaos at the capital club is huge again, investor Lars Windhorst is causing a stir. For Hertha BSC, it's about sporting survival in the Bundesliga early in the season. Coach Sandro Schwarz's team is still chasing their first home win.

In the middle of the hustle and bustle surrounding investor Lars Windhorst, Hertha BSC prevented a setback in the Bundesliga, at least in terms of sport. The team coached by Sandro Schwarz drew 1-1 (1-1) against TSG Hoffenheim, but the club from the capital is stuck in the bottom third of the table after the third draw in a row. The Kraichgauer missed the jump back to a Champions League place.

Andrej Kramaric scored the opening goal for Hoffenheim (25th) in front of 41,653 spectators in his 200th Bundesliga game, but coach Andre Breitenreiter was unable to win on his 49th birthday.

Dodi Lukebakio (37th) equalized for the Berliners, who are currently making headlines off the pitch again. According to a report in the "Financial Times", Windhorst is said to have commissioned an Israeli agency with a campaign against former Hertha President Werner Gegenbauer. The club has already announced a revision.

The Hertha fans made their opinion clear before kick-off. "Windhorst out of our club," read the banners in the East Stand, among other things. Schwarz didn't want to be distracted by what was going on at the club in advance. The club will do everything possible "to create clarity," he told the picture on Sunday: "But my focus is clearly on the sport."

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 chances. Grischa Prömel blocked a free-kick from Marvin Plattenhardt, and Lukebakio was saved a little later by Hoffenheim keeper Oliver Baumann (16'). Kramaric again missed a good chance on the other side (19') and shot over the Hertha goal after a corner by Dennis Geiger.

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, Kramaric 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, on the other side Lukebakio put a side pull (56th) just over the goal. As a result, it continued to go back and forth.

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