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Union Berlin G. Haraguchi (31), G. Prömel (53), S. Becker (74), S. Michel (85)

Hertha suffer injury blow ahead of derby against Union

By Rune Gjerulff

Peter Pekarik is a doubt for Hertha BSC's derby clash against Union Berlin after injuring his ankle. Should the veteran right-back fail to recover in time for the game, 18-year-old Julian Eitschberger looks in line to replace him.

Peter Pekarik.
Peter Pekarik.Photo: Hertha BSC/citypress

Hertha BSC have been hit by an injury blow ahead of their Bundesliga clash with local rivals Union Berlin on Saturday.

Just three days before the derby, Peter Pekarik was forced to pull out of training due to an ankle problem following a challenge from Marc-Oliver Kempf.

18-year-old Julian Eitschberger replaced Pekarik in the A team in training and could make his senior debut if the 35-year-old veteran fails to recover in time, with the out-of-favor Lukas Klünter the only real alternative.

Hertha are also sweating over the fitness of Niklas Stark and Marvin Plattenhardt while goalkeepers Alexander Schwolow and Rune Jarstein will definitely miss out.

Hertha BSC
37M. Lotka
2P. Pekarík
4D. Boyata (C)
20M. Kempf
42J. Eitschberger ↪46
44L. Gechter
6V. Darida ↪46
29L. Tousart
18S. Ascacíbar ↪75
11M. Maolida ↪74
19S. Jovetić ↪21
32O. Christensen
14I. Belfodil ↩21
23M. Richter
13L. Klünter
17M. Mittelstädt ↩46
31M. Dárdai ↩46
8S. Serdar ↩74
10J. Ekkelenkamp ↩75
30D. Lee
Union Berlin
19F. Rønnow
25T. Baumgartl
31R. Knoche
33D. Heintz ↪72
8R. Khedira
28C. Trimmel (C)
24G. Haraguchi ↪62
21G. Prömel
23N. Gießelmann ↪72
27S. Becker ↪82
14T. Awoniyi ↪82
12J. Jensen
9A. Voglsammer ↩82
10S. Michel ↩82
17K. Behrens
6J. Ryerson ↩72
20B. Oczipka ↩72
7L. Öztunali
13A. Schafer ↩62
30K. Möhwald

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