In the first postponement of the 28th day, a penalty from the Pistolero in the final slowed the race to second place for the Red Bull club. The Schalke crisis continues, also defeated in Dusseldorf
Hertha confirms its excellent form (only Bayern since the return of the Bundesliga has done better than the Berlin team), drawing on the Leipzig field and ruining the second place mission of Nagelsmann’s men, who thus fail to engage in Borussia Dortmund. In the first half, the guests pass after just 9 ‘: corner of Plattenhardt, who immediately hurts and is forced to leave, and Gruijc (left guilty only in the center of the area) puts Gulacsi on the fly. At 24 ‘, always from a corner, the draw of Leipzig, with Klostermann good at turning the Nkunku cross head. In the second half Hertha starts even better and Leipzig remains in ten for the expulsion (double yellow) of Halstenberg. But when the game seems to smile to the guests, here’s the unexpected: at 70 ‘Schick kicks dry from the edge and Jarstein with a sensational duck slides the ball behind him. Under one goal, Labbadia plays the Piatek card, on the field in the final for Darida. And exactly the Pistolero in the 81 ‘makes 2-2, on a penalty kick: Lookman’s naive foul and the ex Milan is cold in displacing Gulacsi from 11 meters. Even with the extra man, Hertha is satisfied with the point, while Leipzig in 10 does not have the strength to seek victory. Nagelsmann’s team remains third at 55 points, 9 less than Bayern leaders. That of Labbadia, however, after 7 points in the last three races, increasingly moves away from the dangerous areas of the ranking.
If the fight for first place seems to be outlined after the extension of Bayern, the fight not to go back becomes incandescent. Dusseldorf, in fact, beat Schalke 04 (2-1, thanks to Hennings and Karaman, after McKennie’s guest advantage -), increasingly in crisis and approaching Mainz, stuck on 1-1 at home Union Berlin, despite the numerical superiority for over a time. In the 3-1 of Hoffenheim at the Cologne (with Uth making the second penalty in a row in a few days …) the great protagonist is the young Baumgartner (born in 1999), author of a brace and an assist, with the addition of a goal canceled by Var. Paderborn’s third draw in a row last in the standings, 0-0 at the home of Augsburg, will also move the standings, but precipitates Baumgart’s team to -9 from the third-last place that is worth the playout salvation .
Today’s results: Leipzig-Hertha 2-2, Dusseldorf-Schalke 04 2-1, Augsburg-Paderborn 0-0, Hoffenheim-Cologne 3-1, Union Berlin-Mainz 1-1.
May 27, 2020 (change May 27, 2020 | 22:27)
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