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Klinsmann denied first win by a late equalizer

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Jurgen Klinsmann was denied his first win in charge of Hertha Berlin by a late equalizer.

It was only Jurgen Klinsmann’s second game in charge of Hertha Berlin, but a victory is desperately needed.

Klinsmann may have thought that tonight was the night that his side climbed out of the relegation zone.

His side was away to recent Bayern Munich and Arsenal conquers Eintracht Frankfurt.

But Klinsmann could have been forgiven for being confident. Berlin are known as Frankfurt’s boggy side, having only won once in their last ten meetings.

Berlin took the lead in the 30th minute, very much against the run of play, with a goal from striker Lukebakio.

The German World Cup winner was in dreamland when his side doubled their lead in the 63rd minute through Grujic.

However, only two mints later Eintracht’s dominance found a breakthrough. Hinteregger halved the deficit.

With 25 minutes to play, Hertha continued to soak up the pressure.

As the final minutes approached Klinsmann’s side appeared to have been able to hang on for a valuable three points.

But it wasn’t to be in the 86th minute, Hinteregger turned provider and Rode broke Berlin hearts to tie the game up at 2-2.

While it is a point gained for Klinsmann’s side, he will be concerned at the amount of possession his side gave up.