Ten-man Leipzig miss out on 2nd after home draw with Hertha May 28, 2020 0 991 12345 AFPBerlinTen-man RB Leipzig missed the chance to go second in the Bundesliga on Wednesday as Hertha Berlin forward Krzysztof Piatek equalised with a late penalty to seal a 2-2 draw behind closed doors - and save the blushes of goalkeeper Rune Jarstein.Piatek, who joined Hertha in January for around €25 million ($27 million) from AC Milan, netted his second goal in nine Bundesliga matches when he fired home a penalty on 82 minutes.“I was feeling good, it was an important goal for me and the team,” said Piatek, 24, who came on for the final twenty minutes, replacing veteran striker Vedad Ibisevic, 35.Piatek stepped up to take the penalty just after Ibisevic had been substituted off.“I’m not happy, I want to play. He is in great form, but I hope to play some more minutes,” added Piatek when asked about his under-study role to Ibisevic.The Polish striker slotted home after team-mate Matheus Cunha was fouled in the box by a rash challenge from Leipzig’s ex-Everton winger Ademola Lookman.Piatek’s penalty snatched a point, stretched Bruno Labbadia’s unbeaten record as Hertha head coach to three games and spared the blushes of Hertha goalkeeper Jarstein.The Norwegian shot-stopper was embarrassed when he parried an effort by Leipzig striker Patrik Schick but allowed tha ball to roll over his flailing arm and into his net to make it 2-1 on 68 minutes.Leipzig had just been reduced to ten men when defender Marcel Halstenberg was sent off for a second yellow card after a late foul on Brazil Under-23 striker Cunha, who was playing against the club he left in January.The first-half finished 1-1 after Hertha took an early lead when midfielder Marko Grujic, on loan from Liverpool, volleyed a corner into the top corner with nine minutes gone.The hosts fought back and equalised when defender Lukas Klostermann headed home a corner with 24 minutes gone. The result leaves Leipzig third in the table, two points behind Dortmund, who lost 1-0 on Tuesday to leaders Bayern Munich who are seven points clear and on course for an eighth straight German league title.Scoreline: RB Leipzig 2 (Klostermann 24, Schick 58) vs Hertha Berlin 2 (Grujic 9, Piatek 82). Pages 123 RELATED ARTICLES Olympic chief Bach consults with IOC members over virus fallout May 28, 2020 0 6302 Favre backtracks on Dortmund exit hint following Bayern defeat May 28, 2020 0 3315 FIA agrees to F1 budget cap of $145m for 2021 May 28, 2020 0 6421 Serbia allows fans back in football, outdoor sports, from June 1 DPA Belgrade Serbia is allowing spectators to attend football matches and other outdoor sports from June 1 onwards as long as social distancing rules are obeyed amid the coronavirus pandemic. Fans are to be kept one metre .. Tunisian football to restart in August behind closed doors AFP Tunis The Tunisian football championship will resume its season, in August behind closed doors, the Tunisian football federation said Wednesday. Play was suspended in March due to the coronavirus pandemic. ..