Niko Kovac has lost a competitive match for the first time as a coach of Bayern Munich – and at the same place where he himself had taught as a Frankfurt coach where he beat the record champions (Bayern) in the DFB Cup final. Bayern’s so far last competitive defeat was in the Berlin Olympic Stadium where they lost to Frankfurt 3-1. On Friday night, the German champions lost with 0-2 at Hertha BSC. Hertha Berlin now have as many points as Bayern.
Hertha’s coach Pal Dardai had to give up injured goalkeeper Jarstein, who played in the 3-1 defeat in Bremen. Hertha’s coach won against the record champion of germany with 2-0, four weeks ago. In general, the players of Munich had a hard time bringing pace into their offensive actions.
The Kovac-eleven came so rarely in the dangerous rooms, but more often to corners, which introduced the most dangerous possibilities of Bayern in the second round: Hertha goalkeeper Kraft rescued after a header from Boateng. The last chance of Bayern, a low shot by Gnabry, did not lead to success (82nd minute).
Hertha’s penalty goal scored by Ibisevic in the 23rd minute of the match gave Hertha BSC the 1-0 lead.