Hertha Berlin’s bus got shot but they still won their DFB-Pokal match

Hertha Berlin claimed a 2-0 triumph over the 2nd division team Arminia Bielefeld back in August of 2015. This victory was especially important due a number of different reasons.

The main reason on why this triumph was so special for Hertha Berlin is because of the incident which occurred one before this game had kicked off and it involved some shots being fired at the team bus of Hertha.

At the time when the shots were fired, there were no players in the actual bus and nobody inside of the vehicle was injured. After this incident was over, the team had to be escorted with police on the road until eventually arriving to the stadium.

The manager of Hertha Berlin, Michael Preetz stated that the driver of the bus was going from the hotel to the train station at Bielefeld to collect the team and it was in that moment when the event took place but fortunately for the team, nobody was injured.

Going into the actual match, Hertha Berlin had some early chances to score with Jens Hegeler firing a shot which went wide away from the mark.Arminia Bielefeld attempted to find the back of the net before the first half reached it’s end but both sides had to go to their respective dressing rooms with a goal-less draw after 45 minutes of play.

The opening goal of the match arrived through the likes of Salomon Kalou as he scored with a close range shot and Vladimir Darida secured the win at the 88th minute as his team claimed the victory despite having gone through a terrifying day prior to the kick-off of the game.