Hertha-Coach Tayfun Korkut dissolved after the 1: 4 against the Bayern the Fünfernkette again and sat as expected was with strong and Kempf on a new internal defense duo. In addition, Jovetic celebrated his comeback, Ascacibar and Darida formed the double sectors. On the bench moved gechers and Serdar, Boyata missed injured, Tousart meanwhile for private reasons and Dardai was not in the squad.
Löwen missed the duel with his regular club at Bochum, the Berlin loan was tested positively on Covid-19 on the matchday. Trainer Thomas Rice launched Asano for him from the beginning, also started compared to 2: 2 against Cologne Gamboa and Tesche for Stafylidis (Bank) and Losilla (Covid-19).
From the kick-off, both teams presented a decent pace, many narrow duels determined the first minutes. Somewhat aimed to the goal played the old lady, Darida reported Hertha after four minutes with a sharp but unplaced shot in the offensive. Bochum meanwhile tried to switch over Holtmann again and again, whose TempoDribblings got the Berliner defensive but well defended.
Not good Bochum defended after 23 minutes a free-kick of Jovetic, Belfodil rose in the penalty area relatively undisturbed high and extended the ball with his head into the long corner – 1: 0 for Hertha. Forwardly, the corkut eleven acted very dominant, almost all second balls went to the households. About the eye-catching Maolida, Hertha tried to penetrate into the penalty area, where the VFL was usually clarified.
Rice responded to the break on the offensive harmlessness of his team and brought for asano with a polher another classic center-tower. That made himself promptly paid, because after 48 minutes, Schwolov stroked a shot of Locadia unhappy to the side, the Joker had to press the ball only over the line.
Hertha had to fight with the damper after the break, Bochum seemed inspired and was now clearly present in the two-fighting. Pantovic could almost benefit another Wackler of Schwolow, the Berlin Keeper was able to bury a distance shot in response (51.).
Debut for Björkan and Lee
As a result, both teams were always looking for the way forward, but often seemed a bit of course. Corkut put two winter new entries in the game with Lee and Björkan, but both could not be crucial to the scene. Boghum also celebrated his Bundesliga debut on Bochum side, the offensive player was used for the VFL previously only in the past season.
A dangerous scorer stayed out until the end on both sides – and so it remained at the 1: 1, with the Bochum in the end could live significantly better than the old lady. On the next matchday Hertha must go to the final light to Fürth (Saturday, 15.30 clock). Bochum has at the same time visiting FC Bayern.