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Hertha BSC - Union Berlin

Germany: Bundesliga
Hertha BSC T. Baumgartl (49)
Olympiastadion BerlinFull time1-4Attendance: 74.667
Union Berlin G. Haraguchi (31), G. Prömel (53), S. Becker (74), S. Michel (85)
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Pekarik fit enough to feature against Union

By Rune Gjerulff

Peter Pekarik has been passed fit to play against Union Berlin.

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Hertha BSC have been boosted by the news that Peter Pekarik is fit enough to play against local rivals Union Berlin tomorrow.


The veteran right-back has shaken off the knock he picked up in training earlier this week. Meanwhile, there is still a question mark over Niklas Stark.

"Peter Pekarík is fit and can definitely play," said Hertha coach Felix Magath at the pre-match press conference.

"But we'll have to wait until after training this afternoon to see if Niklas Stark is ready. The rest of the squad are fit and have trained well this week," added Magath, who is looking forward to the derby at the Olympiastadion.

"A full house and the right atmosphere in the stadium! I'm really looking forward to the derby! I've usually done quite well in derbies. Union's game is based on mentality - they'll apply pressure from early on, but we're prepared for it."


Hertha BSC
(4-1-4-1)
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
Bench
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
(3-1-4-2)
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
Bench
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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