It's all over in Berlin as Hertha and Schalke end the game in a 2-2 draw. A fair result after a mind-blowing first half, which saw all four goals hit the net. The Royal Blues were forced into three substitutions due to injury through the game, but both sides will be happy to share a point after a thrilling game.
The second half is underway here in Berlin. No changes for either side.
SANE GOES CLOSE!
A free-kick swings into the Hertha box from Caligiuri and finds the head of Sane, but he's off-balance when he meets it and the ball sails over Jarstein's crossbar.
ANYONE'S GAME HERE!
The game has become a tense one with the ending looming, and either side could claim all three points here. Schalke have certainly had the better of this second half, but we've already seen what Hertha are capable of on the counter-attack.
ANOTHER FORCED CHANGE FOR SCHALKE!
Each of Schalke's three substitutions tonight have been forced due to injury, as Steven Skrzybski is brought after with a knock and replaced by teenager Ahmed Kutucu.
SKRZYBSKI FORCES A STUNNING SAVE!
Rune Jarstein produces a world-class save at his near post once again, this time to deny the Schalke forward. Skrzybski shoots at goal from the edge of the box after a nice one-two in the build-up, but Jarstein equal to it.
SERDAR CLOSE AGAIN!
The Schalke substitute is in on goal after a Schalke counter, but his curling strike is tipped over his own crossbar by Jarstein to keep the scores level.
OUTSTANDING FROM NÜBEL!
Well, if it wasn't for Alexander Nübel, Hertha would be in front. Selke breaks away from the Schalke defence and into the box at an angle on his left foot. He shoots at the near post, but Nübel's huge right hand palms the ball down, before he is able to grab the second rebound from Sane's block following the save.
SCHALKE LOOK MOST LIKELY TO SCORE NEXT
Hertha haven't been able to find their groove so far in this second half, with Schalke showing better play when on the ball. A few half chances in between, but nothing serious of note with 15 minutes played in the second half.
SERDAR GOES CLOSE
A strong run from Serdar beyond the Hertha defence and towards goal from the left side of Hertha's box almost produces a third leading goal. But the German's strike hits Jarstein's side netting. Schalke now shooting towards the end in which their fans are supporting them from.
INCREDIBLE! HERTHA LEVEL AGAIN BEFORE THE BREAK!
In the fourth and final minute of injury time, Hertha come level again. A big, looping cross from Davie Selke is perfectly weighted to beat the Schalke defence and find the head of Vedad Ibisevic in the box, and he heads home without trouble to end the half.
CATCH YOUR BREATH!
Use these 15 minutes of half-time to take a breather after that incredible 45 minutes of football. Two forced substitutions for Schalke made it look as if they'd be on the back foot, but the away side took a deserved lead after 17 minutes. Then, three goals in 10 first half minutes - including that Ibisevic header in the fourth minute of added time - came to end the opening period in style. Let's just hope we see the same in the second half.
SCHALKE LEAD AGAIN!
Moments before the break and Schalke have re-taken the lead. After winning the ball in midfield, Konoplyanka brings it forward to the edge of the Hertha box before finding Oczipka on the left flank. His cut-back into the box is perfect and finds Uth all alone in the box, who smashes home with a sweet first-time finish.
FIESTY END TO THE HALF
Both sides are full engaged in this match and you can see it perfectly from the passion shown on the pitch. Big tackles flying in, with both Selke and Rudy booked for an off-the-ball incident.
HERTHA LEVEL WITH AN AMAZING GOAL!
It starts from a throw-in in their own half and the ball moves constantly up the pitch before reaching Ondrej Duda at the edge of the box. He has his back to goal with plenty of options around him, and he decides to back-heel the ball through the Schalke defence for Marko Grujic who runs through and slots the ball home.
STAMBOULI NOW UNABLE TO CARRY ON!
Two forced changes for Tedesco in the first half as Benjamin Stambouli is now forced to go off, and he's replaced by Nabil Bentaleb.
SCHÖPF CAN'T CONTINUE
The challenge he took has taken it's toll, and now Alessandro Schöpf will be replaced by Suat Serdar midway through this first half.
THE PAIR WILL CARRY ON
Both Stambouli and Meier are back on the pitch and will carry on despite taken the hefty knocks to their heads.
STAMBOULI AND MAIER NOW DOWN...
After a clash of heads, the pair are down taking treatment.
The Austrian international is still on the pitch and is able to carry on, which in itself is fantastic to see.
SCHALKE TAKE THE LEAD!
THe ball goes out to the left with Konoplyanka and he has one thing in mind. He takes on Duda and cuts inside onto his right foot before curling a stunning strike into the far bottom corner. A superb way to open the scoring tonight!
SCHÖPF IN TROUBLE HERE
He's taken a horrific challenge here from Karim Rekik, which has seen the Hertha defender booked. Schöpf is down and in a lot of pain and it would be a surprise to see him continue.
BOTH TEAMS FIGURING EACH OTHER OUT
Most of the ball has been in the Schalke half of the pitch in these early stages, but not always in the home side's possession. The visitors are showing confidence as they look to take the ball for their own. Tedesco playing a very high line in his defence, with Stambouli and Rudy tasked with controlling the midfield.
HERTHA STARTING WELL
First chance of the game comes to the home side after a dominant opening. A long ball to Selke is dummied by the striker, and he beats Sane to run into the box in possession. His shot from the near post is blocked, though, by Nastasic.
We're underway in Berlin for this Friday night fixture to start the Bundesliga weekend in the German capital.
KALOU ON THE BENCH
The former Ivorian international remains on the bench for Pal Dardai's side, which remains unchanged from their win over Nuremberg last Sunday. Ondrej Duda bagged a brace in that game, and subsequently a Rolex watch from Kalou as part of a pre-season scoring bet. Can he take home any more prizes after tonight?
NÜBEL CONTINUES FOR SCHALKE
Alexander Nübel continues in goal for Schalke having take Ralf Fährmann's place in last weekend's 2-1 home win over Wolfsburg. American midfielder Weston McKennie is suspended for this game, but his countryman Haji Wright is on the bench for Domenico Tedesco's side should he be needed.
Nübel – Caligiuri, Sane, Nastasic, Oczipka – Stambouli (c), Rudy – Schöpf, Uth, Konoplyanka - Skrzybski
Jarstein – Stark, Lustenberger, Rekik – Lazaro, Grujic, Maier, Plattenhardt - Duda - Selke, Ibisevic (c)
The official team news is in from both Hertha Berlin and Schalke, and here are the line-ups...
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