Richter scores 1st goal after tumor treatment, Hertha wins


BERLIN (AP) — Marco Richter scored his first goal since recovering from treatment for a testicular tumor to seal Hertha Berlin’s first victory of the season by beating Augsburg 2-0 in the Bundesliga on Sunday.

BERLIN (AP) — Marco Richter scored his first goal since recovering from treatment for a testicular tumor to seal Hertha Berlin’s first victory of the season by beating Augsburg 2-0 in the Bundesliga on Sunday.

Richter made his first appearance, since undergoing treatment, in last weekend’s 1-0 loss to Borussia Dortmund when he hit the crossbar.

The 24-year-old winger did better against his former club Augsburg, tapping in from close range after Davie Selke generously passed the ball to him to complete a counterattack and seal the match in stoppage time.

Richter came through the ranks at Augsburg before joining Hertha last year.

Dodi Lukebakio headed in Marvin Plattenhardt’s cross in the 57th minute for the opener.

Augsburg, who have now lost all but one of their five games, could have taken the lead in the 28th minute but Mergim Berisha’s arrival came wide from the foot of the left post.

Undefeated Borussia Mönchengladbach took on Mainz later on Sunday.

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