Union’s first goal against Hertha: Santi’s glamour and Neuhaus’ 200 Percent

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Santi Kolk has never told this story before.

And as he does it’s as if I can sense a weight being lifted off his shoulders. His greatest moment in a Union shirt, a goal he says is up there with any that he ever scored, is dogged by an abiding sadness. And the wrath of a striker scorned. He gives the impression that he will never really be able to revel in it like he should because of the other things that pissed him off.

1. FC Union Berlin vs. Deportivo La Coruna July 25, 2010. Union players after the final whistle, from right to left: Santi Kolk, Björn Brunnemann, Halil Savran, Ahmed Madouni, Torsten Mattuschka, Photo: Matze Koch.