And welcome to some Bundesliga play by play from Phil Baki.
And today we're gonna be covering and talking about here to Berlin vs sch Elka No fear it is a pretty big matchup for both teams.
Here to Berlin comes into this one.
Jurgen Klinsmann, the boss of hair tie now and ah, they sit 13th place.
But they are seven points clear of relegation now and we'll be looking to improve.
They have been an improved form, uh, recently and they've made a couple of exciting signings which will talk about here in the second shell.
CA, on the other hand, come into this looking to get into the European places.
They took a little bit of a dent to those ah ambitions when they ah lost five mil to Byron last time out.
That's not ideal, but they can move to fourth with a win today, if only for a little bit.
So we'll get things started here in a little bit with the team news.
Um, I'm just gonna share this out real quick herto verse Shaka me for alternate commentary of great Bundesliga matchup.
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We will get going now in earnest.
Um, so talking about the team news for both of these teams.
As I said, it's a little bit of a bigger game for Shaka than Herta.
But here, tow have less to lose.
But they can climb a little higher up up the table and get into a more comfortable position here, Um, as we get halfway through the season.
Shock, on the other hand, are looking toe, keep pace with the big boys and and make it to Europe.
They have a legitimate chance of making it into into the ah, the Champions League, even if it is an outside chance.
And, uh so we will see how these teams line up first.
We'll talk about the we'll talk about the home side first here to Berlin.
Um, there we are going with a what looks to be a 451 formation or a 43 1 depending on how you how you look at it.
But, um, ruin your yaar Stein starts in goal.
The 35 year old Norwegian has four clean sheets to his name this year Maximilian Middle shot starts at left back with Jordan, Tauron, Auriga and Dedryck Boyata in central defense.
Lucas Clint er gets a start.
It right back in the center of midfield is pear shell bread, another veteran Norwegian in this hair to side, 32 years old and then Santiago.
Oscar See Bar, who has just joined from Stuttgart in January.
He's already made 22 appearances in both of the game since the winter break.
Four Herto just 22 years old.
But ah, big signing for this hair to clubs.
They look to, uh, climb up the table and back into the reaches where they expect to be J.
Vairo. Dill Rosen starts out on the left.
Marco Broich, the Loney from LFC from Liverpool.
The 23 year old service starts in central attacking midfield, and Marius Wolfe starts out on the right.
The 24 year old German is on loan from Dorfman with an option to buy at the end of the season.
Dodie Luca Bakio starts up top.
The 22 year old Belgian has five goals and four assists to his name, and, uh, he, uh joined from Watford last season So that's how Here it's a lineup Christoph Piaz Teck joined.
Just joined literally a matter of days ago from a C Milan and that move he starts on the bench.
Does P attack? But the man know as ill Pistolero, um will likely get a few minutes in this one, especially if Herta are chasing a goal shelter.
On the other hand, they come out with a change at goalkeeper due to the injury to Marcus Schubert.
Alexander Knuble, who had been playing uh, prior to his suspension.
He gets another crack at starting in goal because of an injury to Marcus Schubert.
Noble is, it was just announced.
Is joining Bayern at the end of the season on a free transfer.
So a bit of an awkward one in that he is now playing in front of the fans that he's essentially saying farewell to this second half of the season.
Bashed, you know, chick.
But ah petition Asta Sitch chosen Kobach and Daniel Kelly Jury make up the defense for Shell Comb our Moscow Well, Captain Society at defensive midfield.
As we get underway here, Suet, Serdar and Western McKinney are also in that midfield for shelter with a mean hurry back into the side and starting in that number 10 Position up top It is Michael.
Grigory Chu got the goal or got Uggla against, um against Gladbach Burstein Munchengladbach in the first game back from the winter break Uhm Grigoris is on loan from outs.
Berg is a long ball forward over the top already A little bit of ah, something for Yaar Stein to deal with.
Inherit his goal.
Um but, uh, starting up top with Greg Ridge Benito Roman And that is how these teams line up shall ca chasing Europe herto trying to stay comfortable in the Bundesliga and both teams in improved form.
But both teams, having just recently suffered some lopsided beatings at the hands of Bayern Munich So can they rebound from that form and get into it here is now herto in possession of the ball going down the left hand side.
Rosen surging into the box past two players chips a ball to the far post, and it is over the head of everyone and it will be watched out for a shock.
A throw biochip ca it is Ah, Like I said, It's a good ah chance for both these teams, too.
Prove something is a pyrotechnic display there in the away end from the shock of fans.
Pretty amazing sight, actually.
And ah, Shaka, obviously both teams sporting a blue and white look normally so herto are in their home vertical striped blue and whites with the blue shorts.
It's a Berlin in an all black change kit as another ball over the top.
Looking for Romano. It's Grigory.
Choose chasing this down, able to bring it under control, but has to lay it off.
It took him wide.
Shaka attacking dangerously here.
Was he fouled? No, says the referee.
And now Groy headed the other way for here to Berlin.
Rosen receiving the ball again. Deal.
Rosen and I accent.
Manchester City product brought to Hair says he's dispossessed there by Western McKinney, the American and Ah, and it goes out for a a shock.
Daniel Kala jury starting in that right back spot.
There is an injury to the here to four ever present Jonjo Kenny, who was on loan from Everton.
Um, he was unable to make make the squad with an injury and now longball over the top, looking for Cal.
A jury down the right hand side.
But he tried to take it down off his head.
Don't think he needed to try to take it down like that.
Um, it goes out for a throw.
Uh, he tried a kind of, ah, low, uh, low success or a low probability touch there off the head to try to maintain possession.
But it actually turned into a poor touch on now.
But Alka back into it back into possession, ship forward by Moscow Terrell and then booted Clear.
Herto kala jury over the throw once again thrown back to Kobach Ozan Kobach, just 19 years old, Turkish center back and, uh, Galatasary products.
Who's making a name for himself in the German first here is Herzen now breaking the other way.
It was a poor giveaway deal.
Rosen back in field for Groy itch, dispossessed there by a combination of McKinney and Serdar.
But droids does well to win it back in the place of pass out wide for Wolf.
Go, though able to get it off of him and escapes the attentions of Oscar, see bar now a long ball forward by Shell Ca flicked on but herto do well to win it back in.
Boy Otto ableto take this one away, welcomes ball comes back out to deal.
Rosen, Luca Bakio and Dill Rosen linking up down the left.
Luca back yo Now putting a low cross into the centre, Kobach deals with it quite easily and Shaka, now trying to have a break of their own.
Oh chip, go with the ball, playing it down the line, looking for the run of Benito Roman.
But Yaar Stein able to slide out and collect that won easily Yaar Stein in goal for herto just the four clean sheets to his name.
But the Viking F K product from Norway's Ah is a very reliable goalkeeper and has been for many, many years in the Bundesliga.
And it goes all the way that long ball goes all the way back to Alexander Knuble.
Um, yeah, Knuble joining the patter born native, joining Byron on a free at the end of the season.
It's interesting, Byron obviously having to look towards the future in a goalkeeping sense with Manuel Neuer.
He won't be able to play forever.
Um, certainly still a top keeper.
But Noble will have a chance to establish himself in that Byron team.
Four clean sheets to his name is, well, the shock.
A keeper car Bach to a mean, hurried and his ball over the top is well over hit.
Caligiuri was chasing that down shell Ca's formation resembling a 442 diamond.
So a lot of work in an attacking sense, having to be done by the fullbacks with no traditional out, not wingers in the side.
Oh, Chip CA and Cal.
A jury will be asked to get forward quite a bit.
Serdar and McKinney will ah cover the wings when necessary, but they're not going to.
They're not going to be, Ah, the main wide threats, especially an attack as now here to take the goal kick short, but then go long over the top, headed away by Mr Sausage.
Shaka, keeping the pressure up cross, comes in towards Grigor Itch and has to be hooked away by Tauron Auriga and then booted clear by Clint ER.
Though trying to win the ball back, Serdar was trying to turn away from a couple of herto players, couldn't do so and now.
Clint Er able to go long and get it clear.
But it comes straight back to Kobach in Shaka, able to maintain possession here.
Long ball down the left hand side, knotted in field for remand to collect.
Didn't take the best first touch, but he's surveying his options now.
Out on the left wing.
Nice little interchange down the wing here.
I mean, hurry going back for Romano and Roman couldn't stretch to latch on to that.
Your son going long, that long, flat ball from Ah, punt from a keeper as unable to hold that in and it's out for a throw.
It was Clint er down the right for herto who just miscontrolled on the flank there and now shall ca back into possession a little bit cheaply.
Kobach McKenney out to Cali jury.
Caligiuri watched, thereby middle stop.
Another ball comes all the way back into nest, aas it across to Kobach chips a ball out wide for Caligiuri, cut out by middle shot, held it in.
But his clearance goes straight back to Shaka as well, and it's just it's It's wave after wave right now is cow back looking for a long diagonal.
It was a chip guy who had made the run down the left hand side.
But it's easily into the hands of Yaar Stein again.
And despite the possession, Shaka, neither team in these opening 10 minutes able to fashion anything truly dangerous.
This ball flicked on for Jill Rosen to chase but booted clear your ego to middle shot going long upto Luca Bakio, who couldn't control it.
Kobach and no Mosca Terrell across in a sausage.
This Ah, this particular match up with Kobach and Luca Bakio A lot of Bach involved.
And as my last name is Baki, I am enjoying this frenetic matchup between Ka Block and Luca Bakio.
Bull**** Forward! Over the top again, Shaka trying to go direct here but both doing his defense of duties down the right hand side for herto but given away again.
And now a little bit of space here.
Is it? Is it Ramani? It comes back for her read and it was actually Serdar who took the shot.
In the end, it cannon back off a hair to player.
But now hurry! Trying to get down the left hand side chips across, in and easily dealt with.
Bye, Dedrick Boyata.
I mean, hurry the Moroccan A attacking, creative attacking force.
And that's primarily what against the foil of Omar Mosque Carol who? The 26 year old Rail Madrid products captains aside and is the true number six.
A defensive midfielder.
His job is to get the ball to hurry in any phase of play.
And now Kobach, coming away from it away with it, I should say, plays it across to his partner in central defense in the sausage kebab.
Going long again.
They like this ball out to the wings from the center backs, but just a little bit too tough for a chip.
Got to control they are looking for.
They are looking to get those fullbacks in behind.
Long free kick taking by Herta is actually judged a handball against the chip guy, I guess, but again dealt with pretty easily by Shaka and played back two new Bell car back to the feet of Mackenzie, who dropped deeper to receive that ball.
Nice sausage and now Moscow.
Well, hurry, coming deep to receive it now, played out wide for Kala jury.
He's got McKenney running in front of them.
Place it in the McKenney in the box, you can't control it.
And Yaar Stein able to come out and collect.
But your son took a little bit of a knock there.
I think he went down to collect the the ball, and boy Otto was running back to try to deal with this and just shield the ball.
He tries to stop, but as you are, Stein fell for it.
He just falls into his own man and just a little bit of a just a coming together.
Neither neither player, you know, obviously trying to do anything but sore one here for Yaar Stein and the veteran getting treatment for a head injury.
Now you are signed with a ice pack on his head, and obviously you have toe have toe try toe to take care of.
Have to try to take care of head injuries.
It does look like your son is okay.
Probably just a sore one.
Doesn't look like he'll have any issues continuing, and the drop ball confirms that you are.
Stein will remain on the field and not not suffering from any ill effects of that collision with his own player Boyata hearthe here toe, trying to play out from the back shock and not letting them have a any space.
And this ball the long ball that you're Styne played out towards middle shot, huh? Middle stocks slipped as he as the ball flew over his head and out for a shelter throw.
It's been a bit disjointed this primarily from here. It is perspective.
They haven't really gotten into the game and haven't really gotten the ball down and played it much.
Shall CA will be a little disappointed that they've had so much of the ball, but they haven't really fashioned any dangerous chances yet.
They've had a couple of maybe half, chances, will say, but still no one's fashioned a shot, uhm of any real menace.
And so were you, hoping from a neutral perspective that that changes soon.
But Shaka being patient, come back with that longball over the top again.
But it's into the hands of Yaar Stein and now played out from the back by Herta again.
Clint Er was looking for Groy itch in midfield but cut out by Moscow.
Raoul, he looks for the first time passed.
Ford couldn't find it and now Wolf in possession for Herta.
And it's off, eh? Shock a player for a herto throw thrown back in two Boy Otta back to your Stein.
Couple of players interested in that one, but between Wolf and Grow rich, they couldn't win it here to do.
Win it back, though.
Now he'll roast and plays a long ball out wide.
Four. Middle stop.
It's got runners ahead of them ops to play it back to deal Rosen and now Luca Bakio.
Oh, you rolled it forward for Del Rosen, but the right idea did not pull it off.
And now, boy Otto, able to clear that long ball forward from Shaka and then grow H, brings down the subsequent clearance out wide for middle shot.
Luca Bakio has stayed out wide and Jill Rosen him and Jill Rosen and grow a child trying to find those pockets of space amongst the Shell CA pressure.
And now that ball just fizzed into the feet of middle stock and he couldn't control it.
And it's out for a shock.
It's just been a little hit and miss with hair, too.
So far, they haven't put together any real possession and the one shot so far for Shaka.
Ah, in the game it was blocked.
So I just know it hasn't really gotten going yet in these opening stages just into the 17th minute, about to cross into the 18th.
But no ah signs yet from either team of any real danger.
But Shaka definitely asserting themselves on this game 62% of the ball long ball forward from Shaka over the head of Cala jury and kind of sums up the game.
So far, both teams just a little, just a little imprecise and not really ableto get playing the way that they would like.
But now about giveaway in midfield.
Suet Serdar striding forward for shock.
It's what Sardar and he blazes wide, took it with his weaker left and could not fashion a chance on goal.
But it was a poor piece of play from Herta on the on their left wing and Serdar trying to take advantage.
But as he strode to the edge of the area, he hit it with his left foot and just never got his foot all the way around it.
The Olympia study owned the home of here to Berlin.
Good atmosphere, as you'd expect in the Bundesliga.
Groy each now the long, lanky midfielder for here to Berlin is been good this year.
The 23 year old three goals and an assist, but the Red Star product looking to be more of a force.
He's on loan from Liverpool.
Um, and obviously his future kind of remains in doubt with, Ah, the Premier League leaders as now.
Ah, foul! Ask a C bar on hurried hurry chips of all over the top, headed away by tour in Riga and now played through for Dil Rosen.
He's got Luca Bakio ahead of him.
Dodie Luca bakio into the box, and he's shrugged off it by next. Sausage.
Rosen, now infield but cut out by Shaka and cleared into touch.
It'll be a hair to throw when it restarts decent passage here.
And what a tackle in the box by a nest ass itch comes across Luca Bakio, but gets the ball first and had to time it well and did.
Here it's a trying to keep the ball, give it away again, hurried onto it.
It's now Grigor itch and into the arms of Knuble Grigor itch.
As I mentioned, Ah scored on his debut for Shell CA on loan from Augsburg as now here to attacking themselves in middle stops in space, out on the left to deliver across into the center and just about dealt with by car back.
And then Caligiuri able to chip it clear, headed on by Grigor itch.
But and Romano and they can't neither could get to it.
But Kala jury wise to the clearance and plays the ball through for, uh, Roman to chase.
And he's outside.
Um, but yeah, as I said, Grigor itch, scoring in his debut for Shaka against Mercia Munchengladbach to give Shaka a two nil lead in that game, which, uh, was the final score line.
So he was off to a perfect start in his Shell CA career.
Um, but it was famine in the last game, as they were taught a little bit of a lesson by Bayern Munich Byron Munition as now Luca Bakio trying to go past.
How about here in Kobach brought down the Belgian and Democratic Republic of Congo ma'am, but the Belgian international 22 year old Luca Bakio, But it was Ozan Kobach, who committed the foul in midfield.
And I think a little discussion from the referee about the fact that he did break up and attack their little bit of a tactical foul and maybe a little bit lucky to escape.
A booking comes in fairly high in that as well stayed on his feet, which probably saved him from a book from a booking.
But Herta in possession and perhaps looking a little bit more dangerous over the last couple of minutes, still waiting to create that riel opportunity that shot on target.
But the signs are starting to show as Luca back Yo plays it out wide for middle shot played down the line.
Luca Bakio goes down on the edge of the area with cab back, wins the ball back, but then McKenney over to cover and then caught Kobach able to boot it, clear herto back into possession now and maybe the Tides just turning a little bit back.
He'll hear deal Rosen onside, trying to get to the byline to deliver across just about does.
And it nearly fell but still might come for Wolf and then played out by Shaka.
And now the counter might be on a mean hurry.
Oh, the ball through for Roman was not the right one.
And now Herta, the tempo just turning up in this game is it was too ornery, Ge steaming down the left hand side, the center back, the ma tip role as, ah, as Liverpool fans might know, it headed away.
And now the game is picking up a little bit of steam Here, grow H.
Rolls it out wide for Wolf on the right hand side.
Wolf just couldn't quite bring that last cross under his control as it deflected to him.
Ball rolled down the line Middle Stott ball into deal Rossen and now shell bread with an outside of the brute passing towards Luca back.
You might come for full thin. It's wide.
He took it on the full volley and decent strike from Mel Marius Wolfe.
Good ball from Shell Bread in It was not it away by Ness.
Sausage sat up well for Wolfe to hit on the volley, but doesn't quite get it right.
The 24 year old German, as I said on loan from Dorfman with an option to buy at the end of the season.
So here it's that could have him permanently, uh, come June.
But decent opportunity for Herrington one.
That Wolf probably will want back but difficult techniques to control that volley and he just hit it.
Why'd he kept it down? Got decent power on it but couldn't direct it on target.
But here it's a growing into this one we've played.
We're into the 25th minute now and now Shaka, going over the top again, nodded back into the arms of Yaar Stein by Dedryck Boyata boy outta.
I mean, 29 years old and it it seems like his career has flown by a golden and assist this year.
But and he joined from Celtic Scottish champions.
He was there for quite a while, having having joined from Manchester City.
He was a Manchester City product played in their youth teams, the elite development squad, as it was known.
But the Belgian never able to break through there.
It made a made a good name for himself.
It's Celtic and now plying his trade in the Bundesliga as he approaches his 30th birthday, Shaka, now trying to settle things down.
There was a period of about five minutes where they were a little bit under pressure and they'll be looking to try to get things back under control.
They had been the better side up till now.
Shaka going long McKenney nods it down.
But tracking back was Delroy Wilson, and then middle shot tried to play ball forward for Luca Bakio, played out by Cal a jury for a here to throw.
But again here it's looking better.
Marius Wolfe, dropping out to the left hand side and thought he was fouled, has, um, he's less than impressed with the refereeing on this occasion, but it is just a throw for Shaka Caligiuri, and it's booted forward by Moscow.
Terrell, and then cow back tried to bring it under control, but here to win it back here.
High up the field, Luca Bakio shipped out wide middle Stott.
He has deal roasting outside of the mob, straight across into the center, headed away by Kobach Shell bread, Toluca Bakio in the centre.
But he's eased off the ball and now hurry, Combining Serdar ball through for Gore itch.
Lays it off for Roman.
He's got scared, are in the center.
Good sliding challenge.
My tour in Riga and then dove onto by your sign, decent counter there from Shall CA.
But they couldn't fashion a shot from it.
Long ball forward from Middle Stock and Luca Bakio get there.
Was he fouled by Kobach? Thought he was.
And it is given Kalmbach, probably riding on the edge here of the booking, not breaking up the counter there.
Oh, he actually hasn't given the foul.
Wow, it's a foul watching the replay back.
He's not nowhere near the bone goes through the back of, ah, of Luca Bakio, So not really sure how he's not given.
That is a foul, but it is a hair to throw.
It's funny, too, because because he didn't get the ball.
If he's giving a throw it it should have been a shock, a throw if it's not a foul.
But anyways, here it is still in possession here, shell bread in the center of midfield.
It's only the last couple of minutes that they haven't really bypassed the midfield, which had been the M O.
Up till that point.
Oscar CIB are barely called.
His name lays it off and poor giveaway, though in attack McKenney intercepts it Mosca.
Rehl fouled, thereby pair, shell bread and Shaka get the pressure eased with a little bit of a foul there.
Kobach receiving the free kick across from the sausage.
Mosca rail to Kobach.
How about going over the top again? It's, Ah, route that they've pursued quite a bit.
I'm not sure it's actually completed a pass yet, Um, that that over the top ball from Cow Bach.
David Wagner getting a lot of credit now for his work at Shell CA, and rightly so.
He's got them in six.
He's got them in sniffing distance of the fourth of that fourth place, and indeed they can.
They can move up to fourth with a win today, if even for just ah, few hours until the match is tomorrow in the Bundesliga.
But he'll want that win to get into the Champions League spots and put the pressure on some teams on the fringes of the European places.
Middle shot deal.
Russ and sore one left in on him by Cal a jury and Caligiuri pleading his innocence.
Caligiuri not not happy either, but Jill Rosen ball comes out to the wing.
Um, yeah, just just left one in but it is a foul and middle start looking to deliver this one from the wing headed away, put back in by Luca back yo But it flew well wide.
He went with left boot.
It was spinning strangely and he Shinde it well, Why did not make the contact that he wanted herto turning the press up a little bit in the last few minutes, matching shall ca's pressure.
But Shaka initially looked like they were going to go for a short goal kick in and instead ah, Knuble will go long.
Um, we've played half a Knauer or a little more now than half on hour and ah, still 00 for those joining us here to Berlin.
That versus Shaka in the German capital.
Still 00 But it is.
It is poised nicely for an entertaining end to the first half end.
And indeed a entertaining second is now a foul there.
And was there an infringement here? A little bit of a foul there on Ah, Oscar See Barr and Sarah Door earns himself a talking to.
That's the last one before he goes in the book, thanks to ah cable girl for the, uh, for the thumbs up and, uh, and the tip Appreciate it.
I know I neglect to chat sometime, so I'd like to try to take breaks to be able to check it as the long ball forward from Herta Middle shot into the box.
But Marius Wolfe had made a run towards the penalty spot in the cross, went to the far post, and it's collected in the end.
Ah, by Shaka and brought out Oh, Chip playing it across to Moscow.
Tel McKenney for Kala jury.
Decent, decent attack here for Shaka is Roman chases this one, but well done in the end, by touring a Riga coming across the cover there.
And it is a throw for shock, a bit ornery.
Ge, the 22 year old Cabinets native.
He's got a goal, but he's a hair to product.
He's a youth player who's come through the ranks as the throw comes into the box.
Eventually booted, booted clear by Jordan, Tauron, Aurica And now a little bit of a coming together here.
Benito Romano an and ah, Tauron.
Riga having a little bit of a spat.
Tauron, Riga, saying that Ramana just tried to leave one in on him.
A little bit of a interesting coming together as too ornery guez about a foot taller and probably a few stones heavier than, Ah, then Benito Ram on the sprightly center forward, both of the top from shock again. Too ornery.
Go there to deal with it.
And boy oughta combining two.
Win it back with Sarah Dar's wanted back high at the field, hurry and one again by Boyata.
Chip forward but given away toe hurried, hurried going down the left hand side for Shaka but sells Serdar short and just a little bit of sloppiness getting back into the game on both sides, As here, it's a win a throw here it's, Ah, with a throw here.
Long throw headed away by Shaka, collected though by Groy itch in midfield and played out wide middle.
Getting to the byline, shipping across to the far post, but goes out, goes out Valliant but behind for a goal kick.
And it's just some poor service from here to so far.
And the short goal kick, taking quickly from from Shaka to get played, restarted 10 minutes remaining here in the first half.
Still 00 And I think the past completion kind of sums up the quality of the game.
Both teams below 80%.
And, ah, it's really just those passes in the final third that are not really of the required quality.
Is McKenney on the ball here for Shell ca? But certainly both teams have players that can change that longball over the top again from Shaka back to Yaar Shine.
And it just kind of sums up the direct attack.
It's not really working for either team.
It's a counter that's really the better of the options.
Looks like there might have been a foul down the left hand flight therefrom, Herta, but no, says the referee and then headed forward by Greg Aurich chasing this one with Boy Otto, But he rolls it back to you.
Our Stein, the boot clear droids trying to win the header in midfield can't quite, but it is brought down by shell bread who takes kind of a poor touch.
And here it says, Captain in midfield, they're unable to get control of that particular pass and out fresh Elka throat.
Yeah, pair shell bread.
A 32 year old Norwegian, a Rosenborg B K uh, products.
One of the biggest clubs in Norway, and ah has been a mainstay for herto billions now long diagonal, this time from the Stosic searching for Cal.
A jury who tried to bring it under control but couldn't quite on his right foot.
And it's out for a hair to throw and that, I mean, that essentially brings us, you know, to where we are.
It's it's been Oh, okay, um, in a lot of respects, but it hasn't been, has been good from either team.
There's been flashes of brilliance, but Shell can not showing the quality that they had shown up to this point.
Long ball there for Marius Wolfe and the pressure's on from herto but Shaka able to play back to New Bowl and then they'll play it out wide for a chip ca going along again.
Perhaps Maybe could be.
But playing through the back again and Mr Sausage, Let's see no sausage again, Moscow or L Nest ass itch.
Itch comes back to Serdar on the edge of the area. Plays it through.
There was a appeals for a foul hurried on the edge of the box.
Certainly they are.
We'll have a look at this.
Nothing given by the referee.
Read still down there.
Is he kind of trips over.
Ah, player's foot.
It doesn't look like there was an actual tackle, but hurried down in a heap.
It's tough to tell if it's if it's a foul.
There wasn't really a tackle per se, but he kind of ran into Broich's leg and and went over when he was going for the return past.
He didn't have the ball, so it's worth worth mentioning that those off the ball penalty is always tougher to give.
But here, toe now in possession, long ball forward, headed away by Shaka and then as he tried to come away with it.
Oh, Chip got fouled and Shaka restart things quickly, Serdar rolling it down the line.
Benito Romano, chasing this one, Ramana down in the box but gets back up.
Still has the ball tries to play it across a read cross back into the box from Roman cleared away by Tor Noriega.
And then the header goes out wide for a chip car.
Our eats down the line. It was a chip gone.
The overlap is cross was headed away, decent idea and decent move as we take a look at Western McKenney 1 83% of his duels and completed 82 of his passes.
But he has, ah, not had a whole lot in terms of influence on the game.
It's been he hasn't been too involved, but he has kept possession nicely.
Nice little nutmeg there from a chip ca on the edge of the box with his right foot but never made the right contact with it.
And now to ornery.
Go down, Tori, go down for herto gets a little talking to from Benito Romano.
Yeah, just kind of stepped on the edge of his ankle there.
Definitely a sore one for the big center back.
Decent little skill here from a chip gone gray.
It gets in with the nutmeg.
Hopefully, Ah, hopefully his LFC teammates aren't watching.
I'm sure his no Balkan teammates ah, as, uh, station Lovren from Croatia.
I'm sure when he sees a video of that, he'll send a little ribbing.
Message out Thio out to Germany.
But Tauron Riga winning the ball back.
Jill Rosen off Caligiuri for ah, hair to throw.
But yeah, this this half played so far on the fringes and not really exhibiting the quality that you'd come to expect in from these two teams.
I mean, sh Elka playing much improved and and ah, and so is Herta.
But I think perhaps there's a case to be made That but the defeats to Bayern, Um, little bit deflating for both teams taking, beating, taking beatings from, you know, the nearly perennial German champions.
Not great for the self esteem if I had to guess.
And especially when you know Shaka beat five mil by Byron herto beat four nil by Byron, although in their last game Herta did lodge a 21 win over full spirit.
Very good results.
Um, they're for the Capital line club for ah, for Germany, it is a corner.
Marius Wolfe winning the corner here for Herta Shell.
CA will have something to defend here in the final few minutes of the first half, where across the 43rd into the 44th minute.
And it will be a chance here for the big centerbacks Marco Broich and others to get in the box Boy Oughta and touring your ego will certainly be looking to get on the end of this as well grow.
H Cross comes in towards the near post, headed away.
Dill Rosen, putting a cross back into the far post, spilled, thereby Neuville, but a foul given.
I think a little bit lucky, their new bell, said Noble Neuer Noble Knuble.
New Bell went up for it.
Grow rich again, just jumping for the ball.
But the collision made Knuble spill and, ah, the referee siding with the goalkeeper.
It's not dissimilar for for those who watch the Premier League, the um in the game it between Liverpool and Ah, Manchester United.
Little bit of a coming together was enough for a foul, but here to have won it back high up the field.
Marius Wolfe in possession here, he tried to roll it through for Groy itch, and then it was one back by hurry.
But Marty's wolf has stayed down a little bit of a ah sore one left on him.
Daniel Kala jury carrying the ball out for Shaka looking for a long passes.
We approach the end of the 45.
We're still waiting to see how much stoppage time they'll add on.
I can't imagine it's more than a minute or two, say probably about two minutes is a long ball tripped over the top Grigoris trying to chase this one hair to just about deal with it in middle middle staat er boots it clear a read gets it out wide for a chip.
Ca last you know Chip, Go The 31 year old Gladbach born Ah German, three assists this year, no goals to his name and it is just the one added minute buyer.
Leverett Cousin Product also spent some time at Marussya Munchengladbach, but he settled quite a bit at Shaka as this one ball forward by Herta Middle stopped looking for Luka Bakio.
And now, it said, are able to win it back for Shaka Moscow.
Ralph found, and then McKenney McKinney went down, but it's played back to New Bell and then launched forward here.
It's Ah, the only players near there wearing the white and blue and boy outta Tor in Riga and we played 40 seconds of the minute and it should.
This should just about do it.
Not sure if there's much time for an attack here.
But maybe Shell ca can fashion Something goes out wide for a chip.
Ca comes to Greg Rich at the edge of the area Laid off from a Kenny to strike and it's over the bar shell ca with their first big chance of the game It came from a Kenny on the edge of the area, took a deflection, took this, took the pace off the strike and bounced it just over the bar.
I thought maybe your Steiner gotta hand to this.
But it was the deflection from middle shot.
It could have gone anywhere.
And luckily for herto it goes over the bar.
But good, good chance and a decent strike from a Kenny.
A little unlucky to not have that toe have that take that deflection cause that was on target and looked extremely dangerous.
Got decent power on it, but could not.
But it does give Shaka corner here and here toe one last situation to defend here at the end of the first half into the center, headed away and behind by Grey H and that is it halftime called and ah, it is 00 Neither team able to establish any type of advantage at this point.
It is a difficult match for both these teams.
But shall CA? So far, their idea of trying to go direct and trying to go long in behind Herta has not worked so far.
Herta's big centerbacks boy Oughta and tour in Riga dealing with it.
For the most part, they've done well against the ah, against Roman and Greg. Greg Rich.
So, um, it is still not in at zero Shaka, perhaps with the better chances, but herto looked dangerous in spells in the first half.
So it will be up to those players in the second.
I think the match is extremely well poised for the introduction of Christophe Pyatykh, who just joined hair to Berlin from a C.
Milan kind of a shock move.
Um, and the man known as Il Pistolero in in Italy will ah, maybe offer something off the bench for the Ah, for the club from Germany's capital.
Um, it is, as I said, not at zero.
I'm going to take a quick break here.
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and I will talk to you guys a little bit closer to the beginning of the second half.
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The players aren't quite back, but, uh, take the take the opportunity to hype up Christoph Piaz Teck, the Polish international who has just joined here to Berlin from a C. Milan.
Uh, just the four goals for Piaz Teck in in Syria this season.
Um, haven't made 18 appearances.
Not all of them as a starter, though.
Um, you have the polling native center forward.
Just had a he had Ah, the four goals.
And then I go in and assist in the in the Copa Italia.
His his numbers for Poland.
Ah, though 10 caps and five goals So decent goalscoring return for him there.
He got his start.
Um well, he played for a couple of youth Team's Ah, in ah, in Poland.
Um but his, uh the team that really gave him the, um the breakthrough was Magleby Lubin in Poland.
And then Cracovia uh, he moved there, then Genoa and then a C.
So it's been a meteoric rise for Ah, for Piat.
SEC and herto have paid handsomely for its service is $30.
7 million is what's being reported.
Um, and that is Ah, it does break herto bear Lynn's ah, scoring or sorry transfer record.
Um, which it'll be, you know, it would be interesting to see if it pays off.
Klinsmann taking a little bit of a risk here.
Um, paying a big fee.
You don't really see German teams aside from you, no doorman or Byron really throwing around like big fees for players. It's not.
It's not normally seen, so he's obviously taken a ah, big risk here to try to, um, get a ah, little bit of a, um, you know, a shot in the arm toe Pyatykh.
It was kind of clear, or it seemed clear.
Milan was playing in January, it seemed clear that he was about to leave.
He was on the bench the last three matches while he was in, uh, still at Milan.
So it's, um, not surprising to see that that he was moved on.
Um, he is still Ah, still just 24 years old.
So you know, just entering his prime.
And I'm sure he'll have wanted to get, you know, basically as as good of a, um, a move as possible and tried to get into a first team where he knows he can have an impact.
He is on the bench And where in number seven for, um for Herta.
And I think I think it has to be said, um that I think you'd expect him to, ah, to come off the bench.
Especially if hair it is still chasing a goal.
You know, whether they'll change the shape.
He's primarily played as a center forward or as a like second striker.
Um, you know, in behind.
So if they are chasing a gold, there could be a move where maybe he comes on for gray itch and they go to a little bit more of a like kind of a 442 instead of a 451 or 4411 However you want to class it, Um, but he could go up and play next to Luca Bakio or he could play like right behind Luca bakio Maybe a little more advanced than the way growing edge place in that in that attacking midfield spot.
Um, definitely adds a little bit of a different different threat.
Um, as far as Shaka off the bench, Alessandro Shop is one player who could, uh, you could see come off the bench in more attacking areas.
Um want me, Rhonda, coming from Barcelona one Miranda his, um Ah, full.
Yeah, places the left back and Ah, and Chip is already kind of influential now in this game.
So we'll see how that goes.
And then John Clare today, Bo on loan from Barcelona as well, um, but hasn't really gotten his Hasn't gotten his first chance for Shell ca as of yet, as we're just about just about back into proceedings here as we take a take a look at this as the team's air coming back out So far, nothing doing for either teams in attacking sense.
But the options were there, and it looks like it looks like Klinsmann is going to make a halftime change, I think, as we take a look at the coast curva um so the east eastern curve of the hair of hair Does Olympia study own Klinsmann speaking with his assistance about this one? Don't mind my comically large coffee Luca back Yo And Benito Rahman, uh, sharing a little bit of a laugh their asses herto will look too.
Or they will get the kickoff going.
Um, let me just put out another little tweet here as we get ready for the second half and we are underway.
Herto in possession.
Still 00 As as we discussed in herto looking to get on the front foot almost immediately.
It came all the way across to him, both on the edge of the area, trying to escape the attentions of a couple Shaka Players stared are one of them and gets away.
Serdar running away down the left hand side for Shaka.
He's got Grigor itch.
On the run was the offside Grigoris one on one and a good save by New Bell.
The flag does eventually go up, but well done by Sorry by Yaar Stein, but he was offside.
Grigor itch, the Austrian striker on loan from Augsburg.
It was well done by Herta's defense to just keep his Ah, keep his runoff side.
As here, it's back in possession and both teams looking to up the tempo here in the second half, you can imagine the managers likely got into their teams and wanted them to play with a little bit more intensity.
Clint Er here, sliding the ball down the line for Marius Wolfe.
Onside Cross comes into the center and it met the head of the onrushing shell bread, but it was over the bar and behind for a goal kick.
Good ball into the center and not a bad head or either it was.
It's a difficult.
It's difficult to score from a header from the edge of the area but generated some decent power.
Just couldn't keep it down.
Restart now from the goal kick, and they're going long over the top of chip making that run down the left again.
It didn't work in the first half, but they are going back to it now.
Long ball forward now by Herz, is going to be collected by Marco Groy.
It's Gray, it's running forward.
He's got Luca Bakio ahead of him, and Luca Bakio just was he fouled, thereby Nesta.
Sitch knows as a referee.
Everybody stopped playing, including Shockers players.
But Chaka bringing the ball away now it it looked a foul in Lucca.
Bakio now kind of tryingto jog this one off it.
It must have been a sore one.
But the ball across now, too.
Oh, Chip got fresh aka infield for Roman and drops it off to add eat ship forward through the center and it has to be booted.
What? It was a bit of a strange clearance from middle shot and it's behind for a shell ca corner.
We take another look at the foul here.
Yeah, Luca Bakio just gets a need to the to the thigh.
Essentially probably should have been a foul unlucky for Luca Bakio But it is a corner now.
Oh Chip, go over This one outswinging corner with left foot takes it short instead, Audi back throw Chip Go who slips as he went for the return ball and behind.
Now for a goal kick, it comes to nothing.
Yaar Stein was initially looking at a short corner, but now we'll go long.
Luca Bakio, still wincing off that Charley horse he got from the sausage ball forward, flicked on by Groy edge Growth goes down in a heap A cz well but shelter on the counter.
Roman trying to go past Dedrick Boy Oughta He went down very easily and boy Otto wins the ball.
Remind the ball got away from him and Roman looked for the turn.
The foul and nothing.
Nothing given from the referee.
And I think rightly so great here.
Down with looks like a blow to the side of the head and the referee should have.
The referee should have stopped play, actually, yeah, a leap for it With Mass.
Carell and Mass.
Carell and Grocers head inadvertently obviously came together there and grow rich.
Little bit sore.
But it's interesting that the referee let play continue despite the fact that it was a potential hit head injury, because the obviously the FIFA guidelines are place should be stopped for a head injury.
Okay, though, um, just a little knocked to the back of the head.
Nothing too scary, I don't think, but here's ableto win it back.
And now the ball played across by Oscar See Bar and now deal.
Rosen will pick it up DeRozan taking on his man slides it through from for shell bread.
Actually, who made a run down that left hand side played across to, ah, cleanser Quince.
They're looking to get down the right wins the throw off of AA chip Ge Clinton going down the line trying to win a free kick here, too.
Gonna just giving him a little bit of a body there, but it's behind for a goal kick taking short and quickly.
As I said, Still, 00 but the tempo of this one picking up a little bit.
Both teams, I think, probably got some stern words from the managers at halftime.
Wagner role say, Hey, we had a lot of the ball, but we didn't really do anything with it.
And then ah, Klinsmann will have said in inheritance changing room that you know they're having some success creating on the counter.
But they're not sharp enough in the past, and and so just sharpening up in those moment moments longball over the top, head of away by boy Oughta Boy.
Watson and Torre in Riga have played very well today and now here it could be on the counter here.
Deal Rosen trying to go past Kobach.
He goes down in the box.
Nothing doing for Dil Rosen, as Kobach sees it out.
Rosen surged past Ozan Kobach and maybe a little lucky here.
Let lot of shirt, lot of shirt from Kobach.
Lot of shirt he could could have given a fallaway he actually kicks the bottom of.
He actually kicks the bottom of deal.
Rosen's foot to come back.
Lucky there, I will say, especially in the league that has v a r Um, because at no point in that between the shirt pole and any kicks ah, deal Rosen's foot.
At no point does he win the ball in any of that challenge.
And he certainly could have been, Ah, putting the referee in a position.
If the referee gives it via our wouldn't have overturned it, that's for sure.
Good tackle in midfield.
Here for herto it was Oscar see bar tracking back Oscar See, BAR has, As I said, the Argentine young Argentine midfielder joined from Stuttgart just ah, just a few days ago or well, I guess last week already made this Is it already This his third appearance is now as now touring a Riga goes down, and it was just as he as he went past as he went past Serdar, who was on the ground in Torn our egos in a lot of pain here gave the foul away.
And then, yeah, it was just, ah, Serdar landed on his ankle.
Inadvertently, the teams with a chance now during this injury break toe have a little discussion would be a blow for herto if they if tour in Riga, needed to go off.
As you can see, Serdar just lands and twist the ankle of Tor Noriega and immediately immediately felt it and went to ground still down.
Where is he up now? Jogging to the sidelines.
Now they'll be promising signs for herto.
It looks like he will be able to continue definitely a painful one and too ornery to remember tok me to the upper thigh as well.
So shocker with an opportunity, though, from the free kick Tori giving the foul away just before and now they'll be allowed to take the free kick with herto down to 10 shipped into the centre.
Stein catches easily, and now he's gonna boot it long for the chasing Luca Bakio hoo ah is beat in the air by Moscow Well, and now it's played to Serdar for Shaka McKenney.
Rolling it through for Roman down the right hand side and middle start did just enough, but gets ah gives away a corner there for Shaka.
So it's a another opportunity from a set piece.
Herto have not been great from set pieces of season defensively, the Shell CA fans in the away and singing their support for their team tryingto will a goal.
David Wagner and Urine Klinsmann watching on well, comes into the centre.
Yaar Stein went for it, spilled it, but it was a foul against your Stein or a foul given for the challenge on your sign again.
Not a lot in it, but the goalkeeper's being protected.
But given that Knuble benefited from a similar situation, you are sign getting the benefit of the doubt.
There is room on chasing this long ball, and Clint ER puts it behind for another shock.
A corner shocker will take a lot of ah heart in the fact that that last corner gave seemingly gave here to some fits, even though there was the foul on the Keeper.
But a chip got here.
The last corner he took from this side.
Ah, he delivered it short rather than delivering a ah cross into the center.
But this time he officer the cross headed away and back out to a cipa grew rich was the one with the intervention.
A reads on the edge of the area Rolls it off for Serdar Two strikes blocked by Dedryck Boyata and straight into the path of Luca Bakio Deal Rosen Deal Roast In a way he's got Luca Bakio Luca Bakio to strike and it's blocked away by Cal A jury decent attempt on the on the counter from Herta and Luca Bakio Strike.
He just couldn't get it past Kala jury.
And now Caligiuri chasing it down the other end Bad giveaway in the box and Yaar Stein saves from a tight angle from beneath your Amon.
It was Dedrick boycotts of the veteran.
He didn't see Roman.
There you are. Signed it just enough.
I don't think I don't think Roman would have been able to yaar sign covering that that near post.
It would have been a very, very good finish if you would've been ableto finish from that tight angle, but a poor ball report play from Boy Ossa Justice.
I've got done praising the center backs just a couple of minutes ago and here toe with another corner to deal with.
But they were potentially deadly on the counter so headed down in the box.
But Yaar Stein able to come out and collect that one but another player down in the box for Herta.
And this time the referee will stop play for the potential head injury.
It's Marty's wolf on the on the ground, and he'll get treatment for the head injury, right? It's the hip of Gregory Ridge, which just Ahh collided with Marius Wolfe, Marius Wolfe.
Uh, as I said, on loan from Dorfman's just going in a city and to assist so far this year.
But here it says medical staff doing their due diligence to try to determine the damage to the player is it looks like Meyer and Piaz Teck are being readied ill Pistolero as he's known in in Italy.
22 goals in Syria between Genoa and an A C.
Milan last year.
They're taking the coordinated gamble, but it does look like, uh, it does look like Arnold Mayer.
And Ah, and Christophe Pyatykh will be introduced shortly.
The double switch.
Not sure if it's Ah well, it'll be a tactical change, but Serdar here running away for Shaka Serdar.
So good on the ball, but not able to.
Ah, get past greats there.
It's rolling the ball into the feet of Luca Bakio.
Luca back your works.
It back to grow rich chips of all through looking for the run of Marius Wolfe, who is back on the field after receiving treatment, a chip trying to clear it away from him and is able to find Serdar Moscow well, plays it all the way back to his goalkeeper, Knuble.
We've played an hour, and it is still knotted at zero.
But Herta readying their new secret weapon, Christoph Pyatykh, who will likely be introduced shortly.
Not sure if it's at the next stoppage, but the assistance were fetching the kits.
Middle shot up against Cal a jury.
Caligiuri fouls, Um, and here it's able to maintain possession and win the free kick out on their defensive left.
It's a little overly aggressive there from Caligiuri with the arm across Ah, across middle shot middle.
Stott has done well on the defensive side of the ball, looking for a little bit more product in the cross, but long ball forward from middle shot from the free kick, one by Kobach initially and then Mass.
Carell finds Gregory cut out by middle shot, though, and shall cable to win it back.
Now longball over the top but need to remind chasing this one.
Boycotts ableto win the header and then middle start able to get it clear, chest it down in midfield and away from pair shell bread.
It's though, putting them under pressure and then was great foul.
He waas Kobach cow back.
Saudi won the ball.
Greats went past Mass Carell.
And in winning the ball, um, awful lot of, ah, awful lot of taking the man our Niemeyer and Chris off idiotic introduced Piaz Teck with a chance on his debut to be the hero.
And as we thought, um, Marco grow.
It's one of the players to come off our Niemeyer in its place.
Arno Mayer on for grades and Christoph Piaz Teck on for Marius Wolfe over the top, Looking for Dil Rosen and Pyatykh straight into the action.
Wins the ball off of Kay Bach.
Back out to deal Rosen out on the left hand side for herto you can feel the energy in the stadium as ah are REITs does just enough to win that free kick.
Shaka Back on the ball.
Long ball across for a chip Ge Oh, Chip got chips one through for Benito.
Did he keep it in? He did just about.
But then it's booted Clear long ball for Pyatykh to chase one in the air by Nesta Sitch And now Kobach has it come back to Moscow? Well, Mr Ness Das ich uh indicated that he might be injured to the onrushing hair.
It's a player, but he so he kicked it out of play.
But he really just need to tie shoe.
That was really strange.
Can't say I've ever seen someone feign injury so he can tie a shoe, but and the throw comes back.
That's very sporting from ah, from Herta.
Because I'd have I'd have thrown that back in.
He was tying his shoe.
If you have to kick it out of play because you're tying your shoe.
I would have thrown it back.
I would have taken the ball.
I would have thrown it back our way.
You know, get possession back so you can tie your shoe.
But Sporting moved there from here tonight, showing they're a little more professional than I am as herto win the ah win the throw Chip Thought he should take it.
Um, but it will be Quinter for herto who will take the throw here.
Uh, here, toe growing into this one in the second half for sure, Clint er chip forward headed on Piazza trying to bring this down.
Hand there from the sausage and the sausage with a sort left one in on Piazza Act There it was how he brought his elbows through It wasn't really natural.
It looked almost like he was trying to play the ball, which I guess tells you you know exactly why it's a foul.
Because it certainly wasn't a natural move of the arms.
But a free kick here chipped into the box brought down by Pyatykh.
The strike in McKenney blocks it behind Pyatykh, already showing how much of a threat he could be fashions a shot in his first You know, five.
Just about less than five minutes on the field.
Certainly the danger man here.
Now you can see how important he'll be, too.
Hair, It's going forward.
But here, turn a corner off the Pyatykh Strike Cross eventually comes in after the short corner routine but able to be worked back by Oscar See Bar Thio, Yaar Shine, Yaar Stein going long headed down, held in by Serdar and then, ah, Clint ER able to win it back, but only for a minute before it's eventually playback.
Biochip ca to Knuble in goal for Shaka.
Well, it's been It's still knotted at zero.
Uh, we haven't seen that really big chance, but we have seen some good defensive play now and now it looks like suet.
Serdar is down and allows play to continue, um, by just shuffling off the field.
But shock it down to 10 for the time being.
Long ball forward over the top.
But down to 10 here toe with you.
Since it is down to 10 for Shaka, you'd expect herto to try to take advantage of that.
Yeah, I just trod on Sarah Dar's foot a little bit.
There, down the side.
Clint er, throw for Shaka Moscow.
Well, and now Serdar back onto the field.
Moscow trying to switch the focus of the attack challenger.
He tried to take it down off his waist, initially won by middle stop callin Juries striding into the center here.
It might come for hurried, but it's cleared away.
Clinton did well there and then Piat sack another.
Another challenge in midfield there by, uh, by a shark. A player.
I don't know if it was Moscow well, but Shaka, back in possession.
Gregory JJ, out on the right flank.
Try to go past middle shot wins the throw, but only a throw for Shaka Ball into the box.
McKenney has to chip it back to Moscow row and Moscow well, plays it all the way back to Kobach.
And then it goes all the way back to new bowling goal.
Back out to call back Moscow.
Well, Muscarello, looking long again.
Oh, Chip, go! With that long run over the top and Yaar Stein able to catch it, it was Clinton who is surging back and avoided colliding with his goalkeeper.
We already had one of those instances for herto long ball from Yaar Stein up towards Piazza.
Luca Bakio was interested, but it's clear just about by Cal a jury.
And then McKenney able to bring it away.
Decent turn from the American, the chip ball forward by Cal.
A jury finds him again, but tracking back was Oscar See Bar, who's able to get it back to Yaar Stein, who clears that long.
And then the offside flag is up against Pyatykh on that long pass.
The game has gone a little stale in the last few minutes, hoping for a little bit more from ah, especially from Klinsmann's boys, since the since the introduction of myrrh.
And ah, and a foul eventually given.
And it'll be a yellow card here.
Foul given it was Ah, Serdar are sorry.
Oh, Chip Ca Luca back.
Get was getting away from a chip gun and Chika just absolutely hanging on his back for most of that run.
And oh, Chip got earning the booking for his troubles.
Stopping that attack.
Luca Bakio What? Ah, what a run! That was from Luca back you free kick to Herta rolled to the feet of Luca back.
You now Dedrick boy outta Oscar.
See bar pair shell bread and then shock, able to get it back through Moscow Well and all the way back to New Bull who boots it long? A little bit of a pattern in this game.
Developing in that play it back to the keeper, go long and just hope that something happens from there, but not a lot of quality in the midfield.
As of right now, in terms of attacking buildup, both teams nullifying each other so far, Nesta sitch over the top gorge into a decent position.
Can't bring it down, though, and touring a Riga able to bring it away.
Tauron Riga running away with it goes long.
Pyatykh chasing this one.
Any time Piazza is involved, it's you can hear the roar from the hair, too.
Faithful pee outside, closing down the keeper whose noble slipped as he delivered that kick long and they win it back.
Plays it out wide for Luca Bakio.
Luca back Yo with the trip cross towards Piazza, cleared away and out for a corner and it'll be a hair to corner Klinsmann urging his team on from the sideline words of encouragement for a good move.
And can they find some way to deposit this in the back of the net? Any goal would certainly send this place into absolute raptures here.
It's not quite fighting for their lives in the Buddhist legal, but they are not competitive for Europe is this? Cross comes to the fore posts and it's headed just wide.
Pyatykh was in the area.
Does it come off his head? Last it was Piat, ex Header and he just couldn't get the right power in direction onto it.
Nearly a dream debut for the pole.
Good opportunity for herto has to be said.
Knuble was rooted to the spot.
Great ball in and shock is defending of the corner.
Quite awful, but here it's unable to make to make Ah, anything of that situation is Ramana Chase that long ball forward but middle Stott able to get it clear only as Faras McKinney.
Western McKenney out wide how to eat and now across the Mass Carell ups to play it back to nest Ass itch played out wide and poorly for Oh Shipka, who is out there on the left hand side ball into Oscar See bar for Herta.
Clint ER plays it back to Yaar Stein.
Yaar Stein sprays a book pass out wide played down the line.
Dil Rosen away from his man, is dribbling.
Today has been a bright spot for herto deal. Rosen.
Good ball across Luca back, Eos in space.
He's got Pyatykh waving for the ball at the far post.
Luca Bakio lays it off.
Jill Rosen across this shell bread. The strike.
Sorry it was art admired.
The substitute are in a mire from the edge of the area, never threatening, though.
He tried to curl it but couldn't keep it down.
Decent shape on the strike, but didn't threaten 15 minutes ago.
And now it looks like Serdar is down again.
Yeah, just still dealing with the foot.
Scott stepped on.
Serdar, it's ah, it's an interesting situation for Shaka because they already, um, name just the eight substitutes out of a possible nine in the Bundesliga.
They're allowed so the match day squad allowed to be, Ah, 20 instead of, ah, the traditional 18.
But Serdar, just limping off here, does not look good for Sue out.
Serdar Mosca well comes over for a little bit of instruction from the assistant.
And here we see the coming together Just a little bit of an incidental contact there from Clint ER, and Serdar does look to be in a lot of pain.
Allesandro Shuff will be the replacement.
So shut off on suet Set her off for Shaka.
Serdar had been having a decent game nowhere near as influential as he had been, though in that two, nothing win over full spur area over a burst of Munchengladbach Excuse me in the first game of the rook Runda as a as they called the second half of the season in Germany.
Your sign with a pass out to Clint er, Clint er rolls it to shell bread.
And now Oscar see Bar out wide are in a mire.
And now Middle Stott with the cross.
One at the far post.
Little little too much And it has to be said middle shots Crossing has been, ah, less than ideal.
Maximilian Middle shot just 22 years old still and worth remembering that.
But he is a Berliner, a native of the German capital and came up through the youth ranks at Herta.
So hair toe through and through, um and ah, now representing them on a more regular basis in that left back position, limbo for it cleared away by boy Otta and Luca Bakio does well to find our Niemeyer.
Meyer just shrugged off the ball there by ship, and McKenney tries to find shelf again.
Was he brought down? May have just been a e.
I think he may have tripped over his own player, actually.
And ah, it goes all the way back to Yaar Stein.
Now Ball played forward for Luca back.
Yo, Luca back Joo's position more so playing out on the right now, Um, after Wolf came off Pyatykh playing up top.
It's the same shape.
It's not a change of change of shape from Klinsmann.
Um, but it is indeed a ah, just a change of personnel in a reshuffling of things is ah, boy, Otto dove into the challenge, didn't make any contact.
But whistle for a foul, I guess, just for the intensity as he gets a talking to from the referee, he actually did win the ball.
Did have a strange one.
He's literally given it for the intensity of the challenge, I guess.
But it is a free kick as we move into the final 10 minutes here in Berlin, still nodded at zero.
Any gold now with certainly feel decisive as combat gets the initial head on it.
Roman tried to bring it away, but able to keep it in Caligiuri.
Chance to put across in McKenney blocked away a rate from the area blocked again.
Grigor itch stumbled as he tried to turn the clearance bounces off of off of, Ah, shell bread, and then it's eventually gotten clear by here it's a deal roast in playing it off of, Ah, Moscow Bell for the hair to throw, but little bit of urgency in there and now deflected ball through Pyatykh.
He doesn't have a lot of support, Piazza goes for going over.
The bar would have been difficult to score from.
There would have been a spectacular goal, but just just over the bar from the Polish international did well put Cow back on the floor but didn't have the support.
And when he saw that top corner, he went for it but did not did not really have the direction, too.
Beat Knuble Little hectic at the back for herto but then going the other end and nearly capitalizing on a counter attack but shall gain possession now, Ari.
Now it comes across the Kobach.
A readout for Caligiuri.
A couple of decent touches finds Shuff the substitute rolled through can hurry.
Get there ahead of, Ah, middle stop.
And middle stock does, though.
It was a good tackle, but a little unlucky on middle shot as it bounces off the corner flag and goes behind for a corner rather than bouncing off the corner flag and going out for a throw.
But it is a corner now again for Shaka, but they've been vulnerable on the counter from these corners, so it has to be said they can.
They can't take it too much for granted.
Cross comes into the center, headed away at the near post.
How to eat out wide and good challenge for Moscow.
See, bar toe put the ball into touch.
He's played well in the ah, in midfield for in that defense of midfield for ah, for herto Santiago US Oscar See Bar Having joined from Stuttgart, throw comes into the box.
Did it go behind for they go behind for a corner.
It did shall go with another, another chance here to deliver the ball.
The throw came in just a small question of handball in there against pair shell bread, but I don't think there's anything in that shell ca setting up for another corner here.
Cross out towards the penalty spot, back in on the volley by Roman.
But that would have been quite spectacular.
The body shape wasn't really correct for a volley there.
Yaar Stein, looking for a long goal kick here, took a little bit of time but does go long in the end, up towards Piazza and now Luca Bakio was trying to bring it down, comes into midfield.
Arno Mayer wasn't able to win it, but Oscar See Bar plays it out for middle shot middle start past McKenney Low cross into the box.
Pyatykh was in the area, but it was cleared away.
Shaka doing just enough in the end.
But you can see Pyatykh, the focal point of the attack and staying central tryingto win everything.
The cross that came in subsequently over his head and ah, out of the reach of Luca Bakio.
And we're into the final five or just about into the final 5 85th minute.
Now still not at zero.
They're still chant a chance for someone to break it open.
It's just just a matter of that one moment of quality.
Or that one mistake or eat with a good run through the center of midfield for Shaka crossed in towards McKenney.
McKenney trying to bring this under control looks like he's fouling tour in Riga and it is given.
McKenney comes away holding his shoulder a little bit, just a little coming together there.
But yeah, all over the back of Tauron, Riga and well done, though.
From Tauron, Riga again you are.
Stein goes along, headed in midfield by Meyer, eventually brought under control by Tor Noriega and then out for a hair to throw off.
Uh, Omar Moscow or l long crossfield past Cut out.
What ship? Go back to shelf back to a chip.
Gonna chip, Get with the chance to deliver across in header.
Oh, and it's just wide.
What a header that was bullet header down low into the corner at the near post, but just wide in the end.
Good chance for Shaka toe snatch.
Snatch a goal right at the end, leaving the door open.
But here, it's not finding the quality.
Now out for a shocker.
Throw here, Toto.
A shot on target so far, unfortunately, Shaka with the six on target, but again, none of them.
None of those on Target, where we're truly threatening.
They haven't forced any big saves out of your Stein.
So tells the story of the game more or less a read and shelf winning the throw.
A Reet, now in the center of midfield shell bread with a good hard tackle in Piazza, it comes away with it.
Loose touch, though, in the center of the field.
But shell bread back to Piazza Pyatykh.
Is there a moment of brilliance left in this one for herto Luca back.
You on the edge of the area lays it off Shell bread deal.
Roast into the byline.
Oh, and he just let the moment get the best of them.
He had players at the near post, and he just over hit it to the far post.
He just needed to drill something low and hard into the six yard box, but he chipped it to the back post and there was no one there.
Here's to keeping the pressure up, though. They want.
They want the three points, obviously, but they really are pushing for it here.
They're not setting sitting back and trying to defend a nil nil Long ball forward might have just been offside for Pia Tech.
So it's not it back into the arms of Noble and Shaka, able to come back the other direction through Moscow or L received now by nest ass itch longball over the top, Not it down towards McKenney but brought under control by deal Rosen and then chip forward by middle shot the back, the back heel flick by Piaz.
Teck doesn't quite come off and Shaka back into possession.
Nice sausage, long left footed ball over the top again.
Caligiuri chasing this one.
Caligiuri trying to go past middle stop middle shot does well, though, with his head toe control that one and then eventually gets it clear.
Pyatykh up against Kobach here.
But Kobach gets the better of them in the sausage, able to boot it long once again.
Ra Mon and Caligiuri, Roman slid in by ask Asi bar and sGC bar giving a throw, conceding that throw to ah to Shaka.
Well, John Clare to Debo, able to now get into the side. Western.
Make any sacrifice.
And two Debo on loan from Barcelona.
Captain Youth level for France, Sean.
Clear to Debo Um, and a Barcelona youth prospect at the moment.
But on loan for Shaka, um, for the season.
McKenney making his way back to the bench and now hair.
It's playing out from the back.
Little bit of space opening up.
Four added minutes. We've played 90.
Can someone make a difference in out of time? Clue.
Enter into the box towards Piazza cleared away, and then the ball back in was just kind of shanked by Meyer.
But Meyer ableto bring you back under control.
Plays it out for middle Stop.
Just a little indecisive, though, and Shawn Claire to Debo able to come away with it and then middle shot fouls him.
He's gonna be It's gonna be a yellow for the German left back there and now another change coming.
It looks like Robby Mott Ondo coming on for Benito Rahman.
Free kick long from to Tito Debo, The substitute for Shaka headed out by Luca back.
Yo for a throw Taking quickly.
Shuff shelf running into the centre.
Chips across in, headed away by Dedryck Boyata Kala Jury in midfield to Debo has moved out to that right hand side.
So Cal, a jury is taking up a more central position.
Carell going long A readout on the left hand side.
A read ball into the center is not a good one.
And they go long looking for P attack over the top.
Jacek chasing this one Knuble out toe Clear it! Sweeper Keeper role perhaps.
Ah, you know a further audition for Ah, his role with by what? What? A run from touring a Riga so far is and off No foul given good tackle tracking back.
And now Ah, the limbo over the top towards Greg Aurich, Um is one Bye bye.
Herta and Mittelstaedt Ask Assi Bar running through midfield, too.
Ornery guys! Still working his way back from that attacking position he worked his way into and now our admire.
Just a little bit of a collision out there, but shell bread back to boy oughta out fork lewinter splinter to the byline or working his way to the byline.
Just took a little bit too loose of a touch in the vicinity of a chip ca and then fouls.
Oh, chip ca Well, we're into the final minute long before taking down with a really good touch Biker Gore itch and then put into touch by boy Otto.
But wow wanna touch? It was from the Austrian.
We've already played three and 1/2 of the promised four.
A read into the box attempted turn but boycotts it comes away with it.
And can there be one last attack here for herto the home team looking to try to get forward, But it's cut out.
Robbie Montagne dough The substitute for Shaka winning it back.
And now the ball goes forward and ah, it may just end scoreless here.
But matanza here.
Can he create something? No, it's cut out.
Is there one last chance in this for herto? If they get forward quickly, there might be.
Ask Assi Bar the referee, allowing them to play on.
This is the last attack of the game.
Rolled forward Meyer from a tight angle and it trickles wide.
Oh, middle start was the one on the end of it.
Oh, and it goes just agonizingly wide.
It was a difficult angle.
Oh, and that was the last kick of the game.
It ends 00 in middle Shot will be thinking about that chance.
It wasn't a good chance, but what he made, he made it a better chance than it was.
Oh, it's gone just wide of the post smiles for Jurgen Klinsmann, knowing that it's a good result.
Despite a draw at home, Shell has been in good form.
But Shaka, it seems, hasn't quite recovered from that.
Ah, that five mil beating that they received that the aliens just a few days ago.
Well, the way that Ah, the way that these teams played a different day, it certainly wouldn't have been scoreless.
Piaz Teck can take a lot of heart in his debut for for herto as faras debuts G Oh, certainly a decent, decent one for ah for the Polish international who holds so much promise for the club from from the German capital, But it does end 00 chances at both ends.
But in the end, it was hair.
It's his inability to fashion a shot on target that, ah, that, you know, kept it scoreless because you are.
Stein made some decent interventions at his end shell ca, forcing him into some saves.
But mostly mostly straightforward.
Um, in the end, it was really just the lack of quality in the attack.
Um, that that led to the scoreless draw in the end, a rare sight in the Bundesliga.
Bit of a collector's item with the nil nil.
I thought I was, ah, taking kind of a safe bet with a ah, with a Bundesliga game.
Um, but I do thank you guys for joining, despite the fact that there were no goals.
Still a fun watch.
German football always a pleasure to watch, and you get a view of some players who, you know, you get a little more, um, variety.
I would say a little a few more players who you probably wouldn't have a chance to play if you're just watching the Premier League, Um, and so watching the Buddhist Leah always always fun and the teams normally go hell for leather, as they say, You know, they normally get out there and really try to attack.
In this case, it didn't work out for him.
Um, but it doesn't.
00 man of the match.
I have to say it probably goes to Jordan.
Tauron, Marie ge for, uh, here to Berlin.
He's looks he looks the complete package at centre back.
Um, and it just 22 years old.
He has He has a long career ahead of them.
I would say, um, he is The one thing that is surprising about him is his skill on the ball for being a centerback.
He's he's pretty good with his feet.
And I made a pretty mazy run there at the end, which I did.
Ah, selfishly, as a neutral.
I wanted to see him take that, um into into an exacting area and maybe find that that key pass that ah unlocks the defense.
But in the end, um, it does end 00 shaka, uh, missing out on an opportunity to move into fourth place.
Um, for the time being, Herta, on the other hand, missing an opportunity to move into ninth with the game's still to be played tomorrow.
But Herzen Shaka both doing themselves giving themselves credit in in defense.
And Pyatykh looks like a very exciting signing for herto.
So, um yeah, thank you guys for joining me.
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