Cologne – Bundesliga soccer team Hertha BSC has put an exclamation mark in the preparation for the season. Coach Pal Dardai’s team defeated Liverpool 4: 3 (2: 2) and showed some promising approaches. However, the joy was clouded by a head injury to Santiago Ascacibar, who had to be replaced immediately after his goal to make it 1-0 (21st).
In addition to Ascacibar, who collided with Liverpool keeper Caoimhin Kelleher at his goal and could not continue playing, ex-Schalke Suat Serdar (31st) and newcomer Stevan Jovetic (66th, 80th) were successful.
Van Dijk is making a comeback after a nine-month break
“You have to classify this game. We had good phases, you saw things that we rehearsed,” said Dardai on “ServusTV”: “But we gave away goals and also had to survive pressure phases.”
Liverpool had equalized 2-2 through Sadio Mane (37th) and Takumi Minamino (42nd), and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (88th) also met. In addition, defensive boss Virgil Van Dijk celebrated his comeback in the team of team manager Jürgen Klopp after a serious knee injury, because of which he had missed the European Championship and much of the previous season.
Berlin will play two more friendly matches on Friday (6 p.m.) against Al-Hilal Riyadh and on Saturday (6:15 p.m.) against Gaziantep FK. The first round of the DFB Cup will take place on August 8th at the third division club SV Meppen.
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