2011–12 Hertha BSC season
|Manager||Markus Babbel (sacked 18 December 2011)
Michael Skibbe (sacked 12 February 2012)
Pierre-Michel Lasogga (8 goals)
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.
- 1 Kits
- 2 Review and events
- 3 Match results
- 4 Player information
- 5 See also
- 6 Sources
Review and events
Overview of season
On 18 December, Hertha BSC fired head coach Markus Babbel after a disagreement with Michael Preetz. Preetz fired Babbel because there is no trust and so the club can "avert damage". 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. Babbel responded to Pretz's claim by stating tha "when someone has another opinion, then maybe he wasn't listening properly". On 22 December, Michael Skibbe was named Babbel's replacement. On 12 February, Hertha BSC fired Skibbe after losing all 5 matches in charge.
Hertha BSC vs. Fortuna Düsseldorf
Going into the playoff, Fortuna Düsseldorf hadn't been in the top flight for 15 seasons. 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.
In the return leg in Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, both teams drew 2-2. Fortuna Düsseldorf won on aggregate 4-3. However, the second half was marred by trouble. Hertha BSC supporter threw flares onto the field. 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. It took 21 minutes to restore order 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.
Hertha BSC appealed the result of the match. The German Football Association will be meeting on 18 May 2012 to discuss the incidents of the second leg. Campino, singer for Die Toten Hosen, called Hertha BSC's protest "indecent". The hearing at the German Football Association last for six hours. The panel's decision will not be known until a further meeting on Monday. It is expected to make a decision at 15:00 CET. 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. The players being investigated are Levan Kobiashvili, Christian Lell, Thomas Kraft and Andre Mijatović. 2nd leg referee Wolfgang Stark was a key witness at the first heariing at the German Football Association.
Sports law expert Michael Lehner said that Hertha BSC can hope for replay after the second leg of the promotion/relegation playoff. 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".
The sports court of the German Football Association rejected the appeal of Hertha BSC. Hertha BSC will pay the cost of the proceedings. Hertha BSC appealed the decision of the German Football Association's sports court. 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." The Federal Court of the German Football Association confirmed the Sports Court decision. Hertha BSC can appeal the decision to the Sports Court for Arbitration. After the final verdict, Hertha BSC players went on vacation while Fortuna Düsseldorf players were not immediately released for vacation.
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. The club was also hit with a six figure fine.
Another incident reported by Die Welt the next day was that Hertha BSC players attacked second leg referee Wolfgang Stark. Stark pressed charges against an unknown player for assaulting him off the field. Hertha BSC have apologized for the conduct of some of the club's players. The four players are accused of verbally and physically harassing the referee. 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. Kobiashvili's suspension was reduced to seven and a half months and Lell's ban was eventually reduced to 5 matches.
Win Draw Loss
Note: Results are given with Hertha BSC score listed first.
|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 43', Mijatović 88'|
|3||21 August 2011||AWD-Arena, Hannover||Hannover 96||1–1||41,200||Lasogga 83'|
|4||26 August 2011||Olympiastadion, Berlin||VfB Stuttgart||1–0||52,232||Raffael 86'|
|5||10 September 2011||Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund||Borussia Dortmund||2–1||80,720||Raffael 50', Niemeyer 81'|
|6||17 September 2011||Olympiastadion, Berlin||FC Augsburg||2–2||48,385||Lell 46', Torun 57'|
|7||25 September 2011||Weserstadion, Bremen||Werder Bremen||1–2||40,760||Ramos 3'|
|8||1 October 2011||Olympiastadion, Berlin||1. FC Köln||3–0||59,491||Lasogga 14', 26' Raffael 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 27', Kobiashvili 37' (pen.), Lasogga 85'|
|12||5 November 2011||Olympiastadion, Berlin||Borussia Mönchengladbach||1–2||60,556||Ramos 17'|
|13||19 November 2011||badenova-Stadion, Freiburg||SC Freiburg||2–2||21,500||Ramos 20' Niemeyer 45'|
|14||26 November 2011||Olympiastadion, Berlin||Bayer Leverkusen||3–3||44,541||Lasogga 7', 82', Toprak 17' (o.g.)|
|15||3 December 2011||Fritz-Walter-Stadion, Kaiserslautern||1. FC Kaiserslautern||1–1||36,000||Raffael 14'|
|16||9 December 2011||Olympiasadion, Berlin||Schalke 04||1–2||52,382||Ramos 25'|
|17||17 December 2011||Rhein-Neckar-Arena, Sinsheim||1899 Hoffenheim||1–1||28,000||Hubník 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 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 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 41', Ramos 52', 69'|
|28||31 March 2012||Olympiastadion, Berlin||VfL Wolfsburg||1–4||46,388||Kobiashvili 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 81'|
|31||14 April 2012||BayArena, Leverkusen||Bayer Leverkusen||3–3||27,000||Lasogga 63', Torun 71', 77'|
|32||21 April 2012||Olympiastadion, Berlin||1. FC Kaiserslautern||1–2||51,461||Niemeyer 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 14', 78', Raffael 90+2'|
10 May 2012
|Hertha BSC||1 – 2||Fortuna Düsseldorf|
|Hubník 19'||report||Bröker 64'
Ramos 71' (o.g.)
15 May 2012
|Fortuna Düsseldorf||2 – 2||Hertha BSC|
Note: Results are given with Hertha BSC score listed first.
|Attendance||Hertha BSC Goalscorers|
|1||31 July 2011||bluechip-Arena, Meuselwitz||ZFC Meuselwitz||4–0||7,707||Ramos 22', 26' Ottl 49' Ebert 56'|
|2||26 October 2011||Georg-Melches-Stadion, Essen||Rot-Weiss Essen||3–0||14,000||Ramos 64', Lasogga 72', Rukavytsya 86'|
|3||21 December 2011||Olympiastadion, Berlin||1. FC Kaiserslautern||3–1||40,944||Ramos 44', Lasogga 56', Ebert 90+2'|
|4||8 February 2012||Olympiastadion, Berlin||Borussia Mönchengladbach||0–2 a.e.t.||47,465|
Roster and statistics
Roster, goals and appearances
Last updated:25 May 2012
- Disciplinary records for 2011–12 league matches. Players with 1 card or more included only.
- Last updated on 5 May 2012
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- "Babbels Entlassung beendet große Schlammschlacht". Die Welt (in German). 18 December 2011. Retrieved 19 December 2011.
- "Für Skibbe gehört Hertha BSC ins obere Tabellendrittel". Die Welt. 22 December 2011. Retrieved 22 December 2011.
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