2011–12 Hertha BSC season

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Hertha BSC
2011–12 season
President Werner Gegenbauer
Manager Markus Babbel (sacked 18 December 2011)
Michael Skibbe (sacked 12 February 2012)
Otto Rehhagel
Bundesliga 16th
DFB-Pokal QF
Top goalscorer League:
Pierre-Michel Lasogga (8 goals)

All:
Pierre-Michel Lasogga (10 goals)
Highest home attendance 74,244 vs. Borussia Dortmund
74,244 vs. Bayern Munich
Lowest home attendance 36,997 vs. Hannover 96
Average home league attendance 53,449

The 2010–11 season of Hertha BSC began on 31 July 2011 with a DFB-Pokal match against ZFC Meuselwitz. It will end on 15 May 2012 with the second leg of the Bundesliga relegation play-offs. For the first time sinece 2006–07, Hertha made it past the 2nd round of the DFB-Pokal, making it as far as the quarterfinals before losing to Borussia Mönchengladbach. In the Bundesliga, Hertha finished 16th, qualifying for the relegation play-off.

Kits[edit]

Home
Away
Third
"Pokaltrikot"

Review and events[edit]

Overview of season[edit]

On 18 December, Hertha BSC fired head coach Markus Babbel after a disagreement with Michael Preetz.[1] Preetz fired Babbel because there is no trust and so the club can "avert damage".[1][2] Babbel he told Preetz that he would not sign a contract extension during the November international break while Preetz claim Babbel told him on 13 December.[1] Babbel responded to Pretz's claim by stating tha "when someone has another opinion, then maybe he wasn't listening properly".[1] On 22 December, Michael Skibbe was named Babbel's replacement.[3] On 12 February, Hertha BSC fired Skibbe after losing all 5 matches in charge.[4]

Hertha BSC vs. Fortuna Düsseldorf[edit]

The matches[edit]

Fortuna Düsseldorf won a spot in the promotion/relegation playoff against first division side Hertha BSC.[5]

First leg[edit]

Going into the playoff, Fortuna Düsseldorf hadn't been in the top flight for 15 seasons.[6] They won the first leg against Hertha BSC 1:2 in Berlin's Olympic Stadium from goals from Thomas Bröker and an own goal from Hertha BSC's Adrián Ramos.[6]

Second leg[edit]

In the return leg in Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, both teams drew 2-2.[5][7] Fortuna Düsseldorf won on aggregate 4-3.[5][7] However, the second half was marred by trouble. Hertha BSC supporter threw flares onto the field.[8] Hertha BSC supporters did this after Fortuna Düsseldorf scored their second goal of the night going up 2:1. The other problem of the night was when several Fortuna Düsseldorf supporters ran onto the field with about a minute left.[5][8][9] It took 21 minutes to restore order[10] and stoppage time ended up being 28 minutes by the time the final whistle blew. With Fortuna Düsseldorf winning the 2 legged affair, they return to the Bundesliga after 15 seasons.[9]

The appeal[edit]

Hertha BSC appealed the result of the match.[11][12] The German Football Association will be meeting on 18 May 2012 to discuss the incidents of the second leg.[11][12] Campino, singer for Die Toten Hosen, called Hertha BSC's protest "indecent".[13] The hearing at the German Football Association last for six hours.[14] The panel's decision will not be known until a further meeting on Monday.[14] It is expected to make a decision at 15:00 CET.[14] The German Football Association stated that any possible disciplinary action against either club or any of the players will be taken at a later date.[14] The players being investigated are Levan Kobiashvili, Christian Lell, Thomas Kraft and Andre Mijatović.[14] 2nd leg referee Wolfgang Stark was a key witness at the first heariing at the German Football Association.[14]

Sports law expert Michael Lehner said that Hertha BSC can hope for replay after the second leg of the promotion/relegation playoff.[15] Lehner went on to state, "Is not the game has been properly placed on the principle of equal opportunity at the end there was a break in terms of game development" and "The team of Hertha BSC through the fault of third parties a real opportunity has been deprived of the game even. get why there should be a replay from a legal point of view".[15]

The sports court of the German Football Association rejected the appeal of Hertha BSC.[16][17][18] Hertha BSC will pay the cost of the proceedings.[18] Hertha BSC appealed the decision of the German Football Association's sports court.[16][17][18] The sports German Football Association court president Hans Eberhard Lorenz stated, "The appeal was unsuccessful, because no ground of opposition was to prove the referee has traded at any time conform to the rules, and the alleged Hertha BSC-sided weakness due to the interruption could not be proven.." He also stated that "There was no Berlin players injured or assaulted or were needed to be replaced. Had this been the case, the objection would have been done."[17] The Federal Court of the German Football Association confirmed the Sports Court decision.[19] Hertha BSC can appeal the decision to the Sports Court for Arbitration.[19] After the final verdict, Hertha BSC players went on vacation while Fortuna Düsseldorf players were not immediately released for vacation.[20]

The disciplenary panel of the German Football Association decided that Fortuna Düsseldorf must play their first home match of next season with no fans for the fans running onto the field during the 2nd leg of the promotion/relegation playoff.[21] The club was also hit with a six figure fine.[21]

Other incidents[edit]

Another incident reported by Die Welt the next day was that Hertha BSC players attacked second leg referee Wolfgang Stark.[10] Stark pressed charges against an unknown player for assaulting him off the field.[14] Hertha BSC have apologized for the conduct of some of the club's players.[22] The four players are accused of verbally and physically harassing the referee.[17][18] The German Football Association (DFB) handed down suspensions for Levan Kobiashvili, who was banned for a year, Christian Lell, who was banned for six matches, Thomas Kraft, who was banned for five matches and Andre Mijatović, who was banned for four matches.[23] Kobiashvili's suspension was reduced to seven and a half months and Lell's ban was eventually reduced to 5 matches.[24][25]

Match results[edit]

Legend[edit]

  Win   Draw   Loss

Bundesliga[edit]

Note: Results are given with Hertha BSC score listed first.

Game Date Venue Opponent Result
F–A
Attendance Hertha BSC Goalscorers
1 6 August 2011 Olympiastadion, Berlin 1. FC Nürnberg 0–1 61,118
2 13 August 2011 Imtech Arena, Hamburg Hamburger SV 2–2 52,100 Torun Goal 43', Mijatović Goal 88'
3 21 August 2011 AWD-Arena, Hannover Hannover 96 1–1 41,200 Lasogga Goal 83'
4 26 August 2011 Olympiastadion, Berlin VfB Stuttgart 1–0 52,232 Raffael Goal 86'
5 10 September 2011 Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund Borussia Dortmund 2–1 80,720 Raffael Goal 50', Niemeyer Goal 81'
6 17 September 2011 Olympiastadion, Berlin FC Augsburg 2–2 48,385 Lell Goal 46', Torun Goal 57'
7 25 September 2011 Weserstadion, Bremen Werder Bremen 1–2 40,760 Ramos Goal 3'
8 1 October 2011 Olympiastadion, Berlin 1. FC Köln 3–0 59,491 Lasogga Goal 14'26' Raffael Goal 34'
9 15 October 2011 Allianz Arena, Munich Bayern Munich 0–4 69,000
10 22 October 2011 Olympiastadion, Berlin Mainz 05 0–0 47,064
11 29 October 2011 Volkswagen Arena, Wolfsburg VfL Wolfsburg 3–2 30,000 Raffael Goal 27', Kobiashvili Goal 37' (pen.), Lasogga Goal 85'
12 5 November 2011 Olympiastadion, Berlin Borussia Mönchengladbach 1–2 60,556 Ramos Goal 17'
13 19 November 2011 badenova-Stadion, Freiburg SC Freiburg 2–2 21,500 Ramos Goal 20' Niemeyer Goal 45'
14 26 November 2011 Olympiastadion, Berlin Bayer Leverkusen 3–3 44,541 Lasogga Goal 7'82', Toprak Goal 17' (o.g.)
15 3 December 2011 Fritz-Walter-Stadion, Kaiserslautern 1. FC Kaiserslautern 1–1 36,000 Raffael Goal 14'
16 9 December 2011 Olympiasadion, Berlin Schalke 04 1–2 52,382 Ramos Goal 25'
17 17 December 2011 Rhein-Neckar-Arena, Sinsheim 1899 Hoffenheim 1–1 28,000 Hubník Goal 90+1'
18 21 January 2012 easyCredit-Stadion, Nuremberg 1. FC Nürnberg 0–2 39,117
19 28 January 2012 Olympiastadion, Berlin Hamburger SV 1–2 49,168 Lasogga Goal 81'
20 4 February 2012 Olympiastadion, Berlin Hannover 96 0–1 36,997
21 11 February 2012 Mercedes-Benz Arena, Stuttgart VfB Stuttgart 0–5 45,000
22 18 February 2012 Olympiastadion, Berlin Borussia Dortmund 0–1 74,244
23 25 February 2012 SGL arena, Augsburg FC Augsburg 0–3 29,123
24 3 March 2012 Olympiastadion, Berlin Werder Bremen 1–0 52,744 Rukavytsya Goal 62'
25 10 March 2012 RheinEnergieStadion, Cologne 1. FC Köln 0–1 48,000
26 17 March 2012 Olympiastadion, Berlin Bayern Munich 0–6 74,244
27 24 March 2012 Coface Arena, Mainz Mainz 05 3–1 33,152 Ben-Hatira Goal 41', Ramos Goal 52'69'
28 31 March 2012 Olympiastadion, Berlin VfL Wolfsburg 1–4 46,388 Kobiashvili Goal 13'
29 7 April 2012 Borussia Park, Mönchengladbach Borussia Mönchengladbach 0–0 52,691
30 10 April 2012 Olympiastadion, Berlin SC Freiburg 1–2 45,778 Hubník Goal 81'
31 14 April 2012 BayArena, Leverkusen Bayer Leverkusen 3–3 27,000 Lasogga Goal 63', Torun Goal 71'77'
32 21 April 2012 Olympiastadion, Berlin 1. FC Kaiserslautern 1–2 51,461 Niemeyer Goal 60'
33 28 April 2012 Veltins-Arena, Gelsenkirchen Schalke 04 0–4
34 5 May 2012 Olympiastadion, Berlin 1899 Hoffenheim 3–1 51,834 Ben-Hatira Goal 14'78', Raffael Goal 90+2'

Relegation play-off[edit]

As 16th-placed team, Hertha BSC faces the 3rd-placed 2011–12 2. Bundesliga side in a two-legged play-off. The winner on aggregate score after both matches will earn a spot in the 2012–13 Bundesliga.

Dates and times of these matches were determined by the Deutsche Fußball-Liga as following:[26]

10 May 2012
20:30 CEST
Hertha BSC 1 – 2 Fortuna Düsseldorf
Hubník Goal 19' report Bröker Goal 64'
Ramos Goal 71' (o.g.)
Olympic Stadium, Berlin
Attendance: 68,041
Referee: Marco Fritz

DFB-Pokal[edit]

Note: Results are given with Hertha BSC score listed first.

Game Date Venue Opponent Result
F–A
Attendance Hertha BSC Goalscorers
1 31 July 2011 bluechip-Arena, Meuselwitz ZFC Meuselwitz 4–0 7,707 Ramos Goal 22'26' Ottl Goal 49' Ebert Goal 56'
2 26 October 2011 Georg-Melches-Stadion, Essen Rot-Weiss Essen 3–0 14,000 Ramos Goal 64', Lasogga Goal 72', Rukavytsya Goal 86'
3 21 December 2011 Olympiastadion, Berlin 1. FC Kaiserslautern 3–1 40,944 Ramos Goal 44', Lasogga Goal 56', Ebert Goal 90+2'
4 8 February 2012 Olympiastadion, Berlin Borussia Mönchengladbach 0–2 a.e.t. 47,465

Player information[edit]

Roster and statistics[edit]

Roster, goals and appearances[edit]

No. Pos Nat Player Total Bundesliga DFB-Pokal Relegation play-offs
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 GK Netherlands Maikel Aerts 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 DF Germany Christian Lell 32 1 28 1 2 0 2 0
3 DF Georgia (country) Levan Kobiashvili 36 2 31 2 3 0 2 0
4 DF Czech Republic Roman Hubník 32 2 27 1 3 0 2 1
5 DF Croatia Andre Mijatović 24 1 21 1 2 0 1 0
6 DF Germany Christoph Janker 23 0 18 0 3 0 2 0
7 DF Germany Maik Franz 8 0 7 0 1 0 0 0
8 MF Germany Andreas Ottl 29 1 26 0 3 1 0 0
9 FW Colombia Adrián Ramos 37 9 31 6 4 3 2 0
10 MF Brazil Raffael 34 7 31 6 1 0 2 1
11 FW Turkey Tunay Torun 23 4 20 4 2 0 1 0
12 MF Brazil Ronny 16 0 10 0 4 0 2 0
13 MF Australia Nikita Rukavytsya 26 2 24 1 1 1 1 0
14 DF Germany Sebastian Neumann 3 0 2 0 1 0 0 0
17 MF Tunisia Änis Ben-Hatira 21 4 17 3 2 0 2 1
18 MF Germany Peter Niemeyer 37 3 31 3 4 0 2 0
19 FW Germany Pierre-Michel Lasogga 35 10 31 8 4 2 0 0
20 MF Germany Patrick Ebert 33 2 27 0 4 2 2 0
21 GK Germany Sascha Burchert 4 0 2 0 2 0 0 0
22 DF Germany Felix Bastians 15 0 13 0 1 0 1 0
23 MF Germany Fanol Perdedaj 8 0 7 0 0 0 1 0
24 DF United States John Brooks 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
25 FW Austria Marco Djuricin 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
26 MF Germany Nico Schulz 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
27 DF United States Alfredo Morales 10 0 8 0 2 0 0 0
28 MF Switzerland Fabian Lustenberger 15 0 12 0 3 0 0 0
32 MF Germany Fabian Holland 3 0 2 0 0 0 1 0
33 FW Germany Abu-Bakarr Kargbo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
35 GK Germany Thomas Kraft 38 0 34 0 2 0 2 0

Last updated:25 May 2012

Disciplinary action[edit]

Disciplinary records for 2011–12 league matches. Players with 1 card or more included only.
Last updated on 5 May 2012
No. Nat. Player YC Yellow cardYellow cardRed card Red card
02 Germany Christian Lell 11 1 0
03 Georgia (country) Levan Kobiashvili 6 1 1
04 Czech Republic Roman Hubník 4 0 0
05 Croatia Andre Mijatović 7 0 0
07 Germany Maik Franz 3 0 0
08 Germany Andreas Ottl 3 0 1
09 Colombia Adrián Ramos 4 1 0
10 Brazil Raffael 4 0 1
11 Turkey Tunay Torun 3 0 0
14 Germany Sebastian Neumann 2 1 0
17 Tunisia Änis Ben-Hatira 2 0 0
18 Germany Peter Niemeyer 7 1 0
19 Germany Pierre-Michel Lasogga 4 0 0
20 Germany Patrick Ebert 6 0 0
23 Germany Fanol Perdedaj 2 0 0
27 United States Alfredo Morales 3 0 0
35 Germany Thomas Kraft 3 0 0

Summer Transfers[edit]

Winter transfers[edit]

See also[edit]

Sources[edit]

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