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2021-22 German Bundesliga
  • Jurgen Ekkelenkamp (61')
  • Maximilian Bauer (79' OG)
  • Branimir Hrgota (57' PEN)

Ekkelenkamp shines in Hertha debut to earn comeback win over Fuerth

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Hertha Berlin vs. SpVgg Greuther Furth - Game Highlights (2:07)

Watch the Game Highlights from Hertha Berlin vs. SpVgg Greuther Furth, 09/17/2021 (2:07)

Hertha Berlin's new signing Jurgen Ekkelenkamp scored once and had a hand in their second goal after he came on as a substitute to lead them from a goal down to a 2-1 victory over Greuther Fuerth on Friday for their second Bundesliga win in a row.

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The 21-year-old Dutch attacking midfielder, who joined from Ajax Amsterdam late last month, headed in an equaliser in the 61st minute with his first touch after having made his Hertha debut as a substitute a minute earlier.

The visitors had earned a 57th minute penalty and Branimir Hrgota sent the Hertha keeper the wrong way to put the newly-promoted side in front.

Ekkelenkamp, who instantly breathed life into the Hertha attack, then put Fuerth's Maximilian Bauer under pressure in the box in the 79th forcing him to turn a cutback in for an own goal and a successive win for Hertha.

Hertha, who had lost their first three league games, have now won both matches against promoted teams after also beating VfL Bochum last week, to move up to ninth in the standings on six points. Fuerth, who have lost four of their five games, are in last place with one point.

German Bundesliga Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Bayern Munich 13 +29 31
2 Borussia Dortmund 13 +14 30
3 Bayer Leverkusen 13 +10 24
4 SC Freiburg 13 +6 22
5 TSG Hoffenheim 13 +7 20
6 1. FC Union Berlin 13 +1 20
7 VfL Wolfsburg 13 -2 20
8 RB Leipzig 13 +8 18
9 Mainz 13 +3 18
10 FC Cologne 13 0 18
11 Borussia Monchengladbach 13 0 18
12 Eintracht Frankfurt 13 -1 18
13 VfL Bochum 13 -8 16
14 Hertha Berlin 13 -14 14
15 VfB Stuttgart 13 -5 13
16 FC Augsburg 13 -10 13
17 Arminia Bielefeld 13 -10 9
18 SpVgg Greuther Furth 13 -28 1