Ronny earns Hertha Berlin a 2-2 draw at Freiburg
Sep. 19, 2014
BERLIN (AP) — Brazilian midfielder Ronny scored with two free kicks, the second in injury time, to salvage a 2-2 draw for Hertha Berlin at Freiburg in the Bundesliga on Friday.
Marc-Oliver Kempf opened the scoring for Freiburg with a header from Jonathan Schmid's corner on the half hour, only for Ronny to equalize with a superb free kick six minutes later. The Brazilian sent the ball over the wall and inside the top right corner from a central position.
Felix Kraus thought he'd scored the winner in the 79th minute, when Karim Guede laid the ball back from Vladimir Darida's cross. Hertha goalkeeper Thomas Kraft got a hand to the shot but was unable to prevent it going in off the right post.
Hertha midfielder Nico Schulz was then shown a red card for a tackle on Mike Frantz in the 93rd minute, but Ronny scored again with a deflected free kick three minutes later.
Both sides had been looking for their first win of the season.
"It's good, two goals, but we need three points," said Ronny, who was already looking ahead to Wednesday's home game against Wolfsburg.
In other fourth-round games, defending champion Bayern Munich visits Hamburger SV and Borussia Dortmund travels to Mainz on Saturday.