Two former “Italians” have decided on Leipzig-Hertha Berlin. The Lipsian Patrik Schick, a former Romanist, has propitiated one of the most absurd goals in the history of goalkeepers (in this case Jarstein), the Berliner Krzysztof Piatek, a former AC Milan player, scored the 2-2 goal, his second goal in the Bundesliga. With this draw, Hertha Berlin lent a hand to Bayern, who didn’t need it much. He stopped Leipzig on his field, now the leaders are +7 over Borussia Dortmund and +9 from Leipzig, who, in the Champions League perspective, must worry about Borussia Mönchengladbach and Bayer Leverkusen.
FROM THE FLAG – Four goals, but not spectacular football. Already the first half was not exciting. The two goals came on two corner kicks. The Serbian man signed Hertha Grujic thanks to the nap of Upamecano, with a half turn on the left flight. The Leipzig one marked him Klostermann, with a header after a significant twist, ahead of Grujic and Ibisevic. The first corner was kicked by Plattenhardt who a minute earlier had hit his head with that of Adams: immediately after the assist he asked for a change, he had blurred vision, but from the flag he had seen us well. The corner of Leipzig was defeated by the former Psg Nkunku, the man to whom Nagelsmann entrusts the set kicks thanks to his dry and precise shot.
WERNER, ZERO THROWS – The two attacks above all disappointed. Ibisevic, who the coach Labbadia continues to prefer over the former AC Milan player Piatek and who in the derby with the Union had fully repaid this trust, has only once tried the conclusion but was clearly wrong. Moreover, it was also a good opportunity. Even worse, for an abundant hour, Timo Werner did, the object of desire of Inter is Liverpool, is Schick: in two, zero conclusions. In Nagelsmann’s line-up, it is the former Roma player who makes the first striker and Werner starts from behind.
LEIPZIA, GOAL IN 10 – The game changed after an hour with little content. At 18 ‘of the second half, Halstenberg, already admonished in the recovery of the first half, spread Cunha and deserved the second yellow. Nagelsmann corrected the team by inserting another left back, Angelino (who will save a goal on Cunha), in place of Nkunku. Five minutes later, the duck of the ducks of Rune Jarstein, Norwegian goalkeeper of Hertha. With his first and only shot on goal, Schick forced him to a demanding intervention on the ground, Jarstein blocked the ball, in the sense that he stopped it on the ground making it harmless, without opponents nearby, but with a big punch left threw her into her net.
PIATEK, GOAL ON PENALTY – Labbadia removed Darida and placed Piatek next to Ibisevic. Nagelsmann responded by replacing his attacking pair, Werner-Schick, who was saved only by the shot of the former Roma player which led to the very successful 2-1. With one man less, Leipzig began defending at five, with one more man Hertha began the attack on the opposing defense and the reckless intervention in his Lookman area on Cunha (also decisive for Halstenberg’s expulsion) led to rigor. Piatek went on the spot which so far had scored only one goal, always on penalty. And once again he made it.Leipzig-Herta Berlin 2-2
LIPSIA (4-2-3-1): Gulacsi 6.5; Adams 6 Klostermann 7 Upamecano 5.5 Halstenberg 4; Laimer 6 Sabitzer 6; Olmo 6 (13 ‘st Lookman 5) Werner 5 (34’ st Wolf sv) Nkunku 6 (21 ‘st Angelino 6); Schick 6 (34 ‘st Orban sv). Available: Mvogo, Forsberg, Haidara, Mukiele. Manager: Nagelsmann 6
HERTHA BERLIN (4-2-3-1): Jarstein 4; Pekarik 6 Boyata 6.5 Torunarigha 6 Plattenhardt 6 (10 ‘pt Mittelstadt 6); Grujic 6.5 Skjelbred 6 (32 ‘st Ngankam sv); Lukebakio 5.5 (25 ‘st Dilrosun 6) Darida 5.5 (25’ st Piatek 6.5) Cunha 6.5; Ibisevic 5.5 (32 ‘st Maier sv). Available: Smarsch, Dardai, Klunter, Samardzic. Coach: Labbadia 6.5
REFEREE: Dankert 6.5
MARKERS: 9 ‘pt Grujic (H), 24’ pt Klostermann (L), 23 ‘st Jarstein (H) own goal, 37’ st Piatek (H)
EXPULSED: 18 ‘st Halstenberg (L) for a second yellow card, both for foul play
ADMONITES: 42 ‘pt Pekarik (H) and 11’ st Torunarigha (H) for foul play, 49 ‘st Cunha (H) for unregulated behavior.