The benefit game between Hertha and the BAK ended 5:1

The Hertha BSC players celebrate the goal to make it 3-0 (Photo by Jan-Philipp Burmann/City-Press GmbH) Photo: city press

From BZ/dpa

Bundesliga soccer club Hertha BSC and regional league club Berliner AK collected donations for victims of the devastating earthquake in Turkey and Syria with a benefit game.

Hertha won the game on Friday evening in the Poststadion 5:1 (5:0). In front of 2444 spectators, Wilfried Kanga (5th, 25th and 30th minute) as well as Marco Richter (7th minute) and Lucas Tousart (42nd) scored three times for the Charlottenburgers. Bleron Krasniqi (77th) scored the goal for the hosts.

The game was also a sporting test during the international break for Hertha, who are threatened with relegation under coach Sandro Schwarz. In the Bundesliga, the Berliners will compete on April 1st with the Champions League candidate SC Freiburg (3.30 p.m. / Sky). Jonjoe Kenny, who could replace the suspended Marco Richter in Freiburg, played from the start. In the second half, Julian Eitschberger acted on the right in the five-man chain. Kanga recommended his goals for a place in the starting XI.

Most of the game’s proceeds will go towards building a container village in the Türkoglu/Kahramanmaras earthquake region. According to the German-Turkish club BAK, the rest goes to the aid organization ISAR Germany and the technical relief organization.

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As a result of the earthquake disaster at the beginning of February, more than 50,000 people lost their lives in Turkey and Syria. According to the Turkish government, around 20 million people in the country are affected by the effects. The United Nations assumes that around 8.8 million people will be affected in Syria.


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