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Ronny earns Hertha a 2-2 draw with SC Freiburg


Freiburg’s Felix Klaus, right, vies for the ball with Hertha’s Genki Haraguchi during their game in Freiburg, Germany, on Friday.

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Brazilian midfielder Ronny scored with two free-kicks, the second in injury time, to salvage a 2-2 draw for Hertha BSC against SC Freiburg in the Bundesliga on Friday.

Marc-Oliver Kempf opened the scoring for Freiburg with a header from Jonathan Schmid’s corner on the half hour, only for Ronny to equalize with a superb free-kick six minutes later. The Brazilian sent the ball over the wall and inside the top right corner from a central position.

Felix Kraus thought he had scored the winner in the 79th minute, when Karim Guede laid the ball back from Vladimir Darida’s cross. Hertha goalkeeper Thomas Kraft got a hand to the shot, but was unable to prevent it going in off the right post.

Hertha midfielder Nico Schulz was then shown a red card for a tackle on Mike Frantz in the 93rd minute, but Ronny scored again with a deflected free-kick three minutes later.

Both sides had been looking for their first win of the season.

“It’s good, two goals, but we need three points,” said Ronny, who was already looking ahead to Wednesday’s home game against VfL Wolfsburg.

In today’s games, Wolfsburg are to play Bayer 04 Leverkusen and Cologne face Borussia Moenchengladbach.

On Tuesday, TSG 1899 Hoffenheim are to play Freiburg, Bayern Munich face SC Paderborn 07, Eintracht Frankfurt are to play FSV Mainz 05 and Werder Bremen face Schalke 04.

In other games on Wednesday, Leverkusen face Augsburg, Borussia Dortmund are to play VfB Stuttgart, Hannover 96 face Cologne and Moenchengladbach are to play Hamburg SV.

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