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Olympiastadion (ATT 43,874) 6th April 2014 - Kick off 16:30 Ref: F Brych

Hertha Hertha Berlin vs Hoffenheim Hoffenheim

Hertha 1

S Allagui (11)


Hoffenheim 1

E Polanski (30)

Honours even in Berlin

Last Updated: 07/04/14 10:49am

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Peter Pekarik looks to make progress

Peter Pekarik looks to make progress

Hertha Berlin and Hoffenheim shared the points from a 1-1 draw at the Olympiastadion to remain locked together in mid-table in the Bundesliga.

Sami Allagui gave Hertha a flying start in front of almost 44,000 spectators, but Eugen Polanski levelled before the break.

An injury to Hoffenheim goalkeeper Koen Casteels overshadowed the second half and gave Alexander Stolz his Bundesliga debut at the age of 30, and he excelled to ensure his side a point.

Hertha had the ball in the back of the net first with Allagui curling his right-footed shot beyond the reach of Casteels with only the hosts' first chance of the game.

Hoffenheim looked more confident when in possession, but it was not until close to the end of the half that they managed to find an equaliser.

Polanski beat Thomas Kraft with a curling shot of his own, from slightly further out than Allagui's effort, but with the same end result.

Either side of half-time, Hertha's top-scorer, and reported Borussia Dortmund target Adrian Ramos, tested Casteels again, but the Hoffenheim goalkeeper came out on top.

He lost out in their next duel, though, with a mid-air collision seeing the Hoffenheim goalkeeper carried off with a heavily strapped lower leg.

Stolz came on for an unexpected debut, but he soon showed that he was not only making up the numbers on the Hoffenheim team sheet.

When Ronny tried to lob him with a late free-kick, he scampered back towards his goal and tipped the effort over the crossbar in style.

Hoffenheim then nearly snatched victory in the last of four minutes of stoppage time when they earned a free-kick on the edge of the area.

Volland stepped up and his dipping shot was touched over the bar by Kraft, and there was no time left to take the corner.

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German Bundesliga

German Bundesliga
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bayern Munich 16 42
2 Wolfsburg 16 31
3 Borussia Monchengladbach 16 27
4 Bayer Leverkusen 16 27
5 Schalke 16 26
6 FC Augsburg 16 24
7 Hoffenheim 16 23
8 Hannover 96 16 23
9 Eintracht Frankfurt 16 22
10 Cologne 16 19
11 Mainz 16 18
12 SC Paderborn 07 16 18
13 Hertha Berlin 16 18
14 Hamburg 16 16
15 Stuttgart 16 16
16 Borussia Dortmund 16 15
17 SC Freiburg 16 14
18 Werder Bremen 16 14