The beginning of the second period was very unfortunate for our capital club. After a corner kick, Leander Bob knocked down Benjamin Poke in the penalty area, after which referee Hans Wendske showed the point. From there, Lauren Ulrich confidently (45th) turned into Cola. But that’s not all: after a few mouse turns, the goalie thwarted Bocky’s attempt, but Ulrich scored again with a sweep (49 ‘). After this double strike, our boys found it difficult to get back on track. Stuttgart missed the opening goal as substitute Bujubi hit the crossbar with his flick (63 ‘). The South Germans also lost at the crossbar following a steady situation in the final after Collar de Benedetto’s free kick was scratched outside the goal (73 ‘). However, just before the final whistle – throughout the game – our team was rewarded for brave performance and came back through Maza (80th). Unfortunately, that is still not enough. When we face FC Schalke 04 in the VfB final, our boys are still in the trophy. The match against FC Hertha 03 (May 4, 2022, 6:30 pm) ended in the semi-finals of the Nike Youth Cup.
“First of all, congratulations to Stuttgart! Looking at two games, this result is worth it. You have to score a goal in front of you, ”coach Reyes explained on the Sky microphone after the game. “We wanted to create an environment that would allow us to keep our opportunities open for a long time. But then Stuttgart played better and became safer. Overall, we may not be stable enough,” said our coach.
How Hertha played: Goller – Sommer, Aseko (17. Matiebel), Hoffmann (C), Strasner – Dárdai (74. Akova), Michelbrink (52. Bayindir), Maza – Popp (52. Onuoha), Rölke (74. Gorston), Pereira Mendes
Tear: 0: 1 Ulrich (45th / FE), 0: 2 Ulrich (49th), 1: 2 Masa (80th)
Referee: Hannes Ventzke
Location: Ground at Throw Stadium / Amateur Stadium, Berlin
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