Hertha BSC has thoroughly spoiled the veteran coach Friedhelm Funkel's jubilee in the Bundesliga. In Funkel's 500th game on the sidelines, the Berlin side defeated Fortuna Dusseldorf 3-1 (2-1) on Friday, aggravating the crisis in the Rhinelander. Those have been without victory for six matches, while the poorly-started Herthanians celebrated their third consecutive win. Captain Vedad Ibisevic (37), winger Javairo Dilrosun (44) and Vladimir Darida (62) scored the first goals for Berlin was behind by a penalty by Rouwen Hennings (32./ Videobeweis).
The victory ended the black series against the "fear opponents" from Dusseldorf, against which had previously succeeded in seven games no victory. For Jubilee Funkel, who debuted with Bayer Uerdingen against Hertha BSC in the Bundesliga on 8 June 1991 as coach, the defeat is another setback in the race for relegation. "We have simply made too many mistakes." The duel behavior was not so good ", sparkle criticized. "We're going to work hard now, I'm firmly convinced that the team will be there for the winter break where we want to stand," he added to "DAZN". "We got rid of the butter," scoffed goal scorer Hennings.For 37.128 spectators in the Olympic Stadium brought Hertha coach Ante Covic Ibisevic as the only new compared to 4-0 at 1 FC Cologne, where the striker hit twice as a substitute would have. It was also the Bosnian who had the first chance against Fortuna, after five minutes he drew just over the gate after Darida corner. Hertha was more agile to the start, looking for duels on the outside and left the guests little room for relief.Lukebakio puts a hit against the ex before the Düsseldorf Dusseldorfer came very slow in motion, it took the help of referee Martin Petersen. The denied the Fortuna after a foul by Maximilian Mittelstädt (24) to Lewis Baker and view of the video evidence first a penalty. Six minutes later he pointed to the point because Dedryck Boyata had risen to the Düsseldorf Oliver Fink on the foot. Petersen again tried the VAR, before Hennings transformed. However, Hertha did not need to recover from the gap, they urged the quick equalization, the Ibisevic got a strong cross from new signing Marius Wolf at the height of the penalty point in best Torjägermanier. Before the break, Dilrosun turned the game and refined by a brilliant direct decline a cross from Darida to the leadership. The second half began similarly, as the first had ended. Berlin controlled the events, but played out in this phase too few clear options. Dusseldorf had its hands full in the backward movement, so not much was going forward. Only after the 3-1 win for Hertha, the Darida scored after submission of the substitute ex-Dusseldorf Dodi Lukebakio, the guests played a bit bolder forward.