However just four minutes later, Kalou took his chance to make amends by converting a spot kick after a second penalty was awarded to Berlin. The VAR spotted Hertha's Davie Selke had been fouled in the area and ex-Chelsea striker Kalou made no mistake this time. "I said to our manager, 'I think we're jinxed' after Salomon missed the first penalty, but then he had the balls to take the second one and convert it," said Hertha coach Pal Dardai. With time almost up, both teams had clear chances.
It was second time lucky for @salomonkalou this afternoon ✌️The @HerthaBSC_EN striker talks us through his two penalties after #SCFBSC ? pic.twitter.com/mbmoy4oVRv — Bundesliga English (@Bundesliga_EN) October 22, 2017
https://t.co/itJuBdxEzZ #hahohe pic.twitter.com/X4ZSdhM58p — Hertha Berlin (@HerthaBSC_EN) October 22, 2017Hertha's Austria international Valentino Lazaro forced Freiburg goalkeeper Alexander Schwolow into a reflex save with ten minutes left. Then a free-kick by Freiburg's Julian Schuster was palmed onto the crossbar by Berlin goalkeeper Rune Jarstein just before the final whistle. The point was Hertha's second in their last four games to go 11th while Freiburg climbed out of the bottom three to 15th at the expense of Hamburg, who lost 1-0 at home to Bayern Munich on Saturday. Bayern are level with leaders Borussia Dortmund on 20 points, but stay second on goal difference after Corentin Tolisso scored their winner while Hamburg's Gideon Jung was sent off on 40 minutes for fouling Kingsley Coman. Dortmund threw away a two-goal lead in Saturday's 2-2 draw at Eintracht Frankfurt as goals by Nuri Sahin and Maximilian Philipp were cancelled out by Sebastien Haller and Marius Wolf. Later on Sunday, 20-year-old defender Felix Uduokhai struck with a 91st-minute header to seal Wolfsburg's dramatic 1-1 draw at home to fourth-placed Hoffenheim. It was the centre-back's first Bundesliga goal for Wolfsburg in nine games since joining in July. The late goal cancelled out a penalty by Germany midfielder Kerem Demirbay which had put Hoffenheim ahead.
Hoffenheim's goalkeeper Oliver Baumann saved an early penalty from Maximilian Arnold after the VAR spotted Divock Origi was brought down in the area. The result means Swiss coach Martin Schmidt has now drawn all five games in charge since replacing Andries Jonker in September to leave the club 14th. Earlier, Cologne and Werder Bremen fought to a goalless draw which kept both clubs in the relegation places. Cologne's Claudio Pizarro, the highest scoring foreign striker in the Bundesliga's history, picked up an injury before kick-off so the 39-year-old had to sit out the home clash against his former club. Both sides had several chances - Cologne shaded the shots on goal with 18 compared to Bremen's 13.
Today in the #Bundesliga:⚽️ 4️⃣ goals ? 5️⃣ penalties ??? pic.twitter.com/7HClordYrQ — Bundesliga English (@Bundesliga_EN) October 22, 2017
RESULTS Cologne 0 Werder Bremen 0 Freiburg 1 (Haberer 52-pen) Hertha Berlin 1 (Kalou 81-pen) Wolfsburg 1 (Uduokhai 90+1) Hoffenheim 1 (Demirbay 73-pen)
9️⃣ down, 2️⃣5️⃣ to go...If the season ended today, who would be happy with how things stand? pic.twitter.com/o0TDYqXtl9 — Bundesliga English (@Bundesliga_EN) October 22, 2017