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Jonathan Klinsmann saves penalty in Hertha Berlin debut

Jonathan Klinsmann saves penalty in Hertha Berlin debut
From ESPN - December 7, 2017

BERLIN -- Jonathan Klinsmann, the son of former United States coach Jurgen Klinsmann, saved a crucial penalty during his professional first-team debut in Hertha Berlin's Europa League game against Ostersunds on Thursday.

Klinsmann dived to his left to paw asideBrwa Nouri's attempt in the 87th minute and preserved a 1-1 draw. The result prevented the Swedish club from winning Group J.

The 20-year-old Klinsmann had previously made six appearances for Hertha's under-23 side in the fourth-tier regional league. He got his chance with the senior team as regular goalkeeper Rune Jarstein skips Hertha's international games and his back-up Thomas Kraft is out with a cold.

Hertha were already out of the Europa League, so only pride was at stake for them against Ostersund.

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