Salomon Kalou saves Hertha Berlin from Freiburg defeat

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The 32-year-old’s strike from the penalty spot secured a point for Pal Dardai’s men at the Schwarzwald Stadion on Sunday

Salomon Kalou was on target in Hertha Berlin's 1-1 draw against Freiburg in their Bundesliga fixture.

The talisman increased his goal tally to three in the German top-flight as the Blue-Whites struggled for a hard-fought stalemate.

The encounter at the Schwarzwald Stadion earned its place in the Bundesliga record books with three penalties in the second half after a goalless first half.

Janik Haberer put the hosts in the 51st minute after placing his penalty to the back of the net.

In the 77th minute, Hertha earned their penalty after Arne Maier was brought down in the penalty area but the Ivory Coast international couldn’t make it count as his shot was above the crossbar.

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Four minutes later, referee Giudo Winkmann pointed to the penalty spot again, and Kalou was up to make amends for his initial mistake with a cool, calm finish past Alexander Schwolow.

After their German Cup game against Cologne on Wednesday, Hertha Berlin who are placed 11th in the Bundesliga with 10 points from 9 games, will lock horns with Hamburger SV on Saturday.

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