Bundesliga: Union Berlin wins the first Berlin derby for 42 years 2

Bundesliga: Union Berlin wins the first Berlin derby for 42 years




Union Berlin prevailed in the first Berlin derby in the Bundesliga from the 1976/1977 season against Hertha BSC. In the 1-0 (0-0), the home team was given a penalty at the 87th minute, which transformed substitute Sebastian Polter. Dedryck Boyata had hit Christian Gentner in the penalty area with a penalty. With the victory of the Union (ten points) with one point less than the rivals of the city for the time being in 13th place, Hertha is in eleventh place.

After the game, they came to disturbing scenes. The pyrotechnics flew across the lawn, men hooded by the Union block penetrated the field. Neither the players of the Union nor the security forces could detain them. Only when the invitation came from the black block, did the hood pull back.

"It has nothing to do with football"

Already at the beginning of the second round, some parts of the fans had caused problems. Numerous torches were lit in the curve of the Union, and several firecrackers flew from the Hertha block. One of them has just landed in front of the union bench. "I saw and tried to avoid it, but everyone remained calm," said the Union technician Urs Fischer. "The referee did his part to make it happen without incident."

Deniz Aytekin had interrupted the game for several minutes at that time and had sent both teams into the player's tunnel. Then he went ahead. "The top priority was to finish the game and we were in contact with the police," the referee said. "I was worried about the safety of the players, the most important thing is that nobody is hurt, which has nothing to do with football." The Hertha coach Ante Covic said: "I understand the emotions, but this goes beyond the limits and everything must remain athletic".


Sebastian Polter assures himself just before the final whistle for a sporting message


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Sebastian Polter assures himself just before the final whistle for a sporting message

The game started with a great chance for the hosts: on the right side came a cross in the box where Christopher Lenz went to the right inside the post. From there, the ball bounced off the field (3rd minute). The best chance for Hertha was Dodi Lukébakio at 15 & # 39; head. Except for the decisive penalty in the final phase, the second half went without a chance to score.

Union Berlin – Hertha BSC 1: 0 (0: 0)
1: 0 Polter (87.)
Union: Gikiewicz – Friedrich, Schlotterbeck, Subotic – Trimmel, Andrich, Gentner, Lenz – Ingvartsen (90. + 6 Ryerson), Andersson (80th Polter), Bülter (46th Mees)
Hertha: Jarstein – Klünter, Stark, Boyata, Mittelstädt (90th + 2nd Selke) – Wolf, Skjelbred (46th lion), Grujic, Dilrosun – Lukébakio, Ibisevic (82nd Kalou)
Yellow cards: Schlotterbeck / Boyata
referee: Aytekin