Fortuna Düsseldorf secured their place in the First Bundesliga and thereby consigned Hertha Berlin to the 2nd tier for the next 2012/2013 season after tying Hertha at home 2-2.
Düsseldorf won 2-1 in Berlin in the first leg last week and this evening Fortuna managed a 2-2 draw at home return to the German first division since the 1996-97 season.
Fortuna had finished third in the 2nd division and won the right to play Hertha who ended their season 3rd from the bottom.
This 2nd leg game saw 9 yellow cards and one sending off for Hertha and ended in confusion in the closing minutes as Fortuna fans stormed onto the field while there were 2 minutes of injury time remaining.
Ranisav Jovanovic scored Fortuna2nd goal in the 59th minute, after Maximilian Beister’s had struck ominously for Hertha in the 27th second!
Anis Ben-Hatira, put Hertha back into the game in the first half which finished 1-1 but he was later sent off while Raffael equalised for Hertha with just 5 minutes left to play and Hertha needing just one goal more – but it was not to be.
Hertha will now return to the 2nd division after just one season again in the Bundesliga and everyone in Berlin genuinely hopes that the losers who are presently in charge of the team are all thrown out and kicked out and never return.
It was they, who because of having changed managers three times in mid-season, must take full responsibility for the complete chaos on the field.
Already the hatchets are out for the idiot higher-ups at Hertha Berlin ………..and so it should be………… .http://www.welt.de/aktuell/article106292146/Kritik-an-sportlicher-Fuehrung-von-Hertha-BSC.html
To see how the Bundesliga season ended exactly - http://www.kicker.de/news/fussball/bundesliga/spieltag/1-bundesliga/2011-12/spieltag.html
To learn about the history of Hertha Berlin pls see – http://www.ota-berlin.de/blog/10/27/hertha-berlin-football-club-needs-some-help-from-the-fertility-goddess/
And a previous OTA-Berlin blog article – http://www.ota-berlin.de/blog/02/15/no-coach-herhta-berlin-in-news-again-for-wrong-reasons-by-filip-van-der-plas/
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