Crisis club Hertha BSC has ended Eintracht Frankfurt's impressive home series and given its head coach Pal Dardai important arguments for continued employment.

The capitals won 2-1 (1-0) on Saturday against the Hessians, who had not lost any of 22 Bundesliga games in their own arena since June 2020.

In front of 32,000 spectators, Marco Richter (7th minute) and Jurgen Ekkelenkamp (62nd) scored the guest hits, which should also help the recently heavily criticized Dardai a lot.

In the table, Hertha pulled past the overall weak Eintracht, which was not helped by a penalty from Joker Goncalo Paciencia (78th), with nine points.

Fredi Bobic, who strengthened his coach before the important game, also experienced a successful return to Frankfurt.

"We also give total support to our coaching team, with Pal Dardai at the helm," Managing Director Sport Bobic said in advance at Sky.

At Eintracht, the former striker had turned a relegation candidate into a DFB Cup winner and Europa League semi-finalist within a short period of time.

Eintracht fans whistle

Hertha acted powerfully and courageously from the start.

And the first chance brought the opening goal: After a strong action by Vladimir Darida, Richter held his head in the middle so that the ball hit the inside post and from there into the goal.

The winger has scored five of his 13 Bundesliga goals against Hessen.

In the stands you could see the grinning Bobic, who not only enjoyed the glorious autumn sun, but also the strong start of his new club.

Further opportunities quickly opened up for Hertha.

Above all, striker Krzyztof Piatek, who this time was preferred to Davie Selke and Stevan Jovetic in the middle of the attack, could have used one of his chances (18/40) to make an early decision.

The only time that the lethargic Eintracht became dangerous before the move was a deflected shot by Kristijan Jakic (28th). The fans, who were also allowed to return to the standing area this Saturday, whistled at halftime. And that despite the fact that there had been emotional victories in Antwerp (1-0 at the last minute) and at Bayern (2-1) before the international break.

After the break, head coach Oliver Glasner decided on more offensive and brought Daichi Kamada and Almamy Touré.

Kamada always had actions, but he was plagued by the same problem as his teammates before: He simply acted too imprecisely, the lines ended up too often with the opponent.

When Ekkelenkamp, ​​who had recently been substituted on, was able to complete a Hertha attack free-standing, the hosts were shocked.

Paciencia's own - and converted - penalty was only a brief moment of hope.

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