Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America ClassifiedsGame Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Hertha spoils Klinsmann's plans
by Paul Kennedy, February 16th, 2009 7AM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

[GERMANY] Hertha Berlin upset Bayern Munich, 2-1, thanks to two goals by Ukrainian Andriy Voronin to claim the Bundesliga lead after 20 rounds. Hertha's move came a day after surprise leader Hoffenheim fell to Bayer Leverkusen, 4-1.

Bayern Munich coach Juergen Klinsmann had said his team was ready to claim the lead, but Hertha won thanks to goals from Voronin near the end of the first half and with 13 minutes from time.

"We are disappointed and angry," Klinsmann said. "We wanted to get three points here. But now we just have to continue our good run that was interrupted by [losses to] Hamburg and Berlin."

Only four points separate the top five teams:

Hertha Berlin 40
Hoffenheim 39
Hamburg 39
Bayern Munich 38
Bayer Leverkusen 36

Hamburg moved into third place with a 2-0 win over Arminia Bielefeld on Sunday on goals by Germany winger Piotr Trochowski and Peruvian forward Jose Guerrero.

"We made too many errors, which is not typical of us," said Hoffenheim coach Ralf Rangnick. "We conceded two goals in the first ten minutes. There were a few key passages of play for us, above all the goals just before and after halftime. It is crucial now to see how the team responds in our next game against Stuttgart."

 



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
MLS Preseason: Training camp and friendly schedules    
Toronto FC beats the LA Galaxy, 3-2, in a preseason scrimmage in the first of six ...
MLS player tracker with complete rosters (Feb. 5-6)    
Walker Zimmerman is back with FC Dallas. The 22-year-old defender whose late goal kept it in ...
What They're Saying: David Wagner    
"It wasn't a surprise for me. I spoke with Jurgen Klinsmann maybe a year ago and ...
TV Report: NBC Sports Group to air Olympic qualifying    
NBC Sports Group will air all 15 matches from the Concacaf Women's Olympic Qualifying Championship that ...
USA-Canada International Friendly Player Ratings    
The USA closed out its winter camp with a 1-0 win over Canada on a late ...
UCLA lands Pugh and Fleming in recruiting coup    
UCLA has signed U.S. women's national team player Mallory Pugh and Canadian Women's World Cup veteran ...
MLS player tracker with complete rosters (Feb. 4)    
Columbus Crew SC now has Ola Kamara to go along with Kei Kamara. The 26-year-old Ola ...
USA-Canada Preview: Youngsters should get second look    
Jurgen Klinsmann says he has two short-term goals for the USA's second and final test of ...
What They're Saying: Megan Rapinoe    
"Naturally, we're upset. The players are very, very upset. We feel disrespected. We feel that our ...
What They're Saying: Jerome Kiesewetter    
"I always did [feel like an American]. My mom always told me about my dad, about ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives