Hertha faces renewed pressure

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24 November 2003 , HAMBURG - A hat-trick from German international Miroslav Klose helped Kaiserslautern come from two goals down to win 4-2 at home to Hertha Berlin in the German Bundesliga Sunday while SC Freiburg beat Eintracht Frankfurt 1-0. The result piles the pressure on under-fire Hertha coach Huub Stevens, whose side remain fourth from bottom with only two wins from 12 games. Hertha took a surprise lead after 37 minutes when Bart Goor headed the ball into the path of Nano Rafael for the Angolan to


24 November 2003

HAMBURG - A hat-trick from German international Miroslav Klose helped Kaiserslautern come from two goals down to win 4-2 at home to Hertha Berlin in the German Bundesliga Sunday while SC Freiburg beat Eintracht Frankfurt 1-0.

The result piles the pressure on under-fire Hertha coach Huub Stevens, whose side remain fourth from bottom with only two wins from 12 games.

Hertha took a surprise lead after 37 minutes when Bart Goor headed the ball into the path of Nano Rafael for the Angolan to calmly chip the advancing Tim Wiese in the Kaiserslautern goal.

The Berliners doubled their lead just before the break when Kaiserslautern defender Aleksander Knavs deflected Goor's ball into the net past Wiese.

However, once Klose pulled one back for Kaiserslautern on 47 minutes, heading home Mika Nurmela's corner, there was only one team in it.

The 25-year-old striker made it 2-2 on 69 minutes when the Hertha defence failed to clear a cross from Brazilian Lincoln and eight minutes later defender Bill Tchato made it 3-2 when he thumped a left-foot shot past Gabor Kiraly.

Klose made the game safe for Kaiserslautern with a trademark header two minutes later. The result moves Erik Gerets' side up two places to twelfth.

In Sunday's other match, Freiburg took all three points at home to Frankfurt thanks to a late winner from Wilfried Sanou.

Meanwhile, VfB Stuttgart remain top of the Bundesliga thanks to Saturday's 3-1 home win over Hanover 96 thanks to Imre Szabics' fifth goal of the season and a brace from Silvio Meissner.

The result leaves Felix Magath's side on 33 points, two points clear of Werder Bremen, who sit second thanks to a 3-1 win over VfL Bochum, with Brazilian Ailton scoring a hat-trick.

Bayer Leverkusen dropped one place to third Saturday following a 2-2 draw away to Borussia Dortmund while Bayern Munich lie fourth thanks to a 1-0 win over city rivals 1860 Munich.

Makaay scored the only goal of the game for the Bundesliga champions with a clinical header after some fine work on the left by Roque Santa Cruz.

DPA
Subject: German news


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