Berlin (dpa) - Pal Dardai rotates vigorously at Hertha BSC.
The 45-year-old coach changed his starting line-up for the Bundesliga game against SC Freiburg this Thursday (6.30 p.m. / DAZN) in the Berlin Olympic Stadium to nine positions compared to the starting line-up three days earlier in the catch-up game at FSV Mainz 05 (1 :1).
Only goalkeeper Alexander Schwolow, who moved from Freiburg to Berlin last summer, and midfielder Mattéo Guendouzi are back on the pitch from the start.
In view of the busy program after a two-week corona quarantine of the entire team and the coaching team, those in charge of the capital city club had previously flirted with practically having two teams play alternately.
Next Sunday, Hertha will play their next home game against Arminia Bielefeld.
Captain Dedryck Boyata is celebrating his comeback in the starting lineup.
The defender had last played from the start in the first leg in Freiburg, which Hertha lost 4-1.
After that, the 30-year-old Belgian was out for months with a stress fracture and a torn muscle fiber.
The guests from Freiburg, who have been waiting for a point for three away games, start the game without any major surprises.
Baptiste Santamaria returns to midfield after his yellow card suspension, Manuel Gulde is allowed to play in defense.
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