Brilliant Ejuke helps Hertha Berlin claim vital result against high-flying Hoffenheim
The Super Eagles star continued with his impressive displays at the Olympiastadion, and his contribution proved to be decisive
Super Eagles forward Chidera Ejuke supplied the assists for Dodi Lukebakio’s equalizer in Hertha Berlin’s 1-1 draw against Hoffenheim.
Hertha Berlin had a tough task in their hands when they welcomed in-form Hoffenheim to the Olympiastadion.
Hoffenheim needed a win to leapfrog Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich and climb to third, while Hertha Berlin aimed to preserve their four-game unbeaten run.
Andre Kramaric put Die Kraichgauer in front after 25 minutes off an assist from Ozan Kabak.
However, Hertha Berlin had other ideas, and they restored parity 12 minutes later. Ejuke teed up Lukebakio with a beautiful pass, and the Belgian forward took his chance, sending the ball into the bottom left corner of Oliver Baumann’s goal.
Hertha Berlin were brilliant in the second half as they created a lot of chances. Ejuke was at the heart of the action, completing five dribbles, and two key passes.
The Super Eagles star recorded 50 touches and a 93.1 pass accuracy before he was substituted in stoppage time.
Nigerian defender Kevin Akpoguma was introduced into Hoffenheim’s defense in the 81st minute to add some solidity.
It ended 1-1 at Olympiastadion. And the result takes Hertha Berlin to 14th on the Bundesliga table. Hoffenheim sit fifth, three points adrift of league leaders Union Berlin.