Berlin player in the 100th match in the German League
Al-Ittihad concerned about the European Cup after the 1-1 draw with Fürth
This is not enough in the end: at the start of the 32nd round of the German League, Union Berlin could not get past a draw against Fürth, who had already been relegated. They deserve to lead for a long time and for the equalizer in Berlin Fürth takes a terrible mistake.
Super Joker Sven Michel becomes European guarantor of 1. FC Union Berlin. After his goal in a late win over RB Leipzig, the iron striker saved in 1-1 (0-1) against SpVgg Greuther Fürth with his goal, another important point. After a disappointing performance on Friday night, the Berlin players still scored a point in their 100th Bundesliga match and are still on track to qualify for the European Cup again.
The home of Franconia almost became a major party striker. Branimir Harjuta (min. 33) gave Fürth the lead at An der Alten Försterei on Friday night at the start of Round 32. After a fatal foul by Nick Vergever, Michel (72) was still there.
For Union, the draw was a slight setback. Rather than putting the competition under pressure and climbing to fifth, Iron now has to look closely at the results of their rivals from Freiburg, Cologne and Hoffenheim for their international ambitions.
How will Forth react after the sealed landing? Lethargy or relaxation? Even Etihad coach Urs Fischer did not want to commit himself in advance and trust the strength of his team. The iron surprise turned out to be very violent. Forth played with his limited potential – that was enough against an extraordinarily frustrated Berlin side. Hrugta (the eighth) was surprised by how freely he could shoot. Ex-Hirthan player Jesek Njankam (17) also secured a surprising space in the Etihad penalty area. The sudden wake-up call was Tobias Rachel hitting the bar a few seconds later.
Forth has the best chance in the league
Outgoing Forth coach Stefan Little certainly could not have imagined that the start of the three-game farewell tour of the House would be so easy. The energy and vitality that propelled Union into the top third of the stream was lacking. The biggest danger was caused by Forth’s Gian Luca Etter with a back heel inadvertently in the direction of his own goal (31 minutes), and shortly afterwards, Hargota crossed the ball into the Al Ittihad goal. Fisher quoted Captain Christopher Tremmel urgent tactical instructions on the sidelines, but to no effect initially.
After the break, Fischer dared to attack even more and brought in Andreas Vogelsamer as the third attacker for Genki Haraguchi. The effort for more accents was noticeable now, but efficiency and penetration power were still missing. Forth’s defense around former Unioner Sebastian Griesbeck was able to intercept Unioner’s offensive efforts with relative ease. It was only when Michel came up to him that it was crucial. When Viergever fouled, the 31-year-old was on the spot after 128 seconds.