June 6, 2020 / 3:39 PM / a month ago

Hennings brace gives Duesseldorf 2-2 draw with 10-man Hoffenheim

Soccer Football - Bundesliga - Fortuna Dusseldorf v TSG 1899 Hoffenheim - Merkur Spiel-Arena, Dusseldorf, Germany - June 6, 2020 Fortuna Dusseldorf's Erik Thommy in action with Hoffenheim's Sebastian Rudy, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Marius Becker/Pool via REUTERS

DUESSELDORF, Germany (Reuters) - A goal in each half by Rouwen Hennings gave Fortuna Duesseldorf a 2-2 draw at home to 10-man Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga on Saturday but Uwe Rosler’s side, who are third from bottom, will see it as two points dropped rather than one gained.

Hoffenheim got off to the worst possible start when striker Hennings headed the hosts into the lead in the fifth minute, shortly before visiting captain Benjamin Huebner was shown a straight red card for an altercation at a corner.

Munas Dabbur equalised in the 16th minute, while Hennings had a second headed goal ruled out two minutes later after the video assistant referee (VAR) spotted a foul in the build-up.

Steven Zuber put Hoffenheim ahead around the hour mark, but Hennings netted a penalty to secure the draw and leave his side third from bottom on 28 points, three behind Mainz. Hoffenheim climbed to sixth and into the Europa League places on 43 points.

Reporting by Philip O'Connor; Editing by Christian Radnedge

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