Hertha 2-1 Schalke: The Old Lady take home win against The Royal Blues

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Hertha beat Schalke with a 2-1 victory on Sunday at the Olympiastadion. Both Hertha and Schalke came from defeats in their previous league games. Hertha were looking to get back to winning ways after losing 3-2 to RB Leipzig in their last match. Schalke were beaten 3-0 in their previous match against Hoffenheim. Hertha and Schalke currently occupy 15th and 18th spots in the table, with 8 points and 6 points respectively after 11 matches.

After an uneventful first half, whatever was said in the dressing room at half time, seemed to have a positive effect on Hertha who started the second half strongly, with an early goal from Lucas Tousart in the 49th minute. However, their lead was short-lived, as an equalizer from Florent Mollet in the 85th minute, brought The Royal Blues level. The Old Lady in turn, then responded just before the final whistle, grabbing the lead with an effort from Wilfried Kanga, leaving the final score at 2-1.

Substitutions for Hertha included Marco Richter, Ivan Sunjic, Jean-Paul Boetius, Marton Dardai and Davie Selke for Chidera Ejuke, Suat Serdar, Stevan Jovetic, Dodi Lukebakio and Wilfried Kanga, respectively. Schalke replaced Florent Mollet, Danny Latza, Kenan Karaman and Sebastian Polter with Dominick Drexler, Tom Krauss, Mehmet-Can Aydin and Marius Bulter.

There were bookings for Wilfried Kanga, Agustin Rogel, Dodi Lukebakio, Marco Richter and Jean-Paul Boetius from Hertha. For Schalke, Sebastian Polter saw yellow.

Hertha will play away against Werder Bremen, while Schalke will face SC Freiburg at home.

Technical card:
Hertha:Oliver Christensen, Jonjoe Kenny, Agustin Rogel, Marc Kempf, Marvin Plattenhardt, Dodi Lukebakio (Marton Dardai, min.90), Lucas Tousart, Suat Serdar (Ivan Sunjic, min.73), Chidera Ejuke (Marco Richter, min.46), Wilfried Kanga (Davie Selke, min.90) and Stevan Jovetic (Jean-Paul Boetius, min.90)
Schalke:Alexander Schwolow, Cedric Brunner, Henning Matriciani, Maya Yoshida, Thomas Ouwejan, Mehmet-Can Aydin (Kenan Karaman, min.73), Dominick Drexler (Florent Mollet, min.59), Tom Krauss (Danny Latza, min.59), Alex Kral, Marius Bulter (Sebastian Polter, min.83) and Simon Terodde
Stadium:the Olympiastadion
Goals:Lucas Tousart (1-0, min. 49), Florent Mollet (1-1, min. 85) and Wilfried Kanga (2-1, min. 88)