England League Two

Hertha held by Freiburg after VAR overturns penalty award

BERLIN (AP) VAR denied Hertha Berlin a likely Bundesliga win over Freiburg when a late penalty decision was overturned in a 1-1 draw on Sunday.

Hertha substitute Palko Dardai, brought on just minutes before by his father Pal Dardai, fell in the area after a tussle with Freiburg defender Manuel Gulde in the 87th minute. That led referee Benjamin Cortus to award the spot kick.

But Cortus consulted video replays of the incident and changed his mind, angering most of 53,716 fans at Berlin's Olympiastadion.

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