Kalou rescues Hertha

- Agence France-Presse, BERLIN

Oct 24, 2017-

Ivory Coast veteran Salomon Kalou rescued Hertha Berlin with a penalty at the second attempt in Sunday’s 1-1 draw at Freiburg in the Bundesliga.

Hosts Freiburg took the lead on 52 minutes when the video assistant referee (VAR) confirmed Christian Guenter had been fouled in the penalty area and Janik Haberer drilled home from the spot. At the other end, Kalou fired his first penalty effort over the bar on 77 minutes after Berlin midfielder Arne Maier was brought down in the area. However just four minutes later, Kalou took his chance to make amends by converting a spot kick after a second penalty was awarded to Berlin. The VAR spotted Hertha’s Davie Selke had been fouled in the area and Kalou made no mistake this time.

Bayern are level with leaders Borussia Dortmund on 20 points, but stay second on goal difference after Corentin Tolisso scored their winner while Hamburg’s Gideon Jung was sent off on 40 minutes for fouling Kingsley Coman. Dortmund threw away a two-goal lead in Saturday’s 2-2 draw at Eintracht Frankfurt.

Published: 24-10-2017 09:12

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