German Bundesliga
B DortmundBorussia Dortmund1Hertha BerlinHertha Berlin2

Borussia Dortmund 1-2 Hertha BSC

Hertha Berlin score

Borussia Dortmund fell to a fifth defeat of the Bundesliga season by losing to Hertha Berlin.

Last season's Bundesliga runners-up, whose title hopes are already seemingly faint after falling to 12 points behind Bayern Munich, took the lead when Marco Reus converted Sebastian Kehl's ball.

Adrian Ramos fired home an equaliser for Hertha and Sami Allagui scored the winner just before half-time.

Dortmund pushed for an equaliser late on but it never came.

Hertha Berlin move up to sixth in the table, four points behind third-placed Dortmund, with the victory.

Dortmund had to chance to move to within nine points of leaders Bayern Munich, who are playing in the World Club Cup final. And it looked like they might do so when Hertha's 18-year-old keeper Marius Gersbeck charged out of his goal and Reus took advantage to make it 1-0 in the seventh minute.

But Ramos turned home an Allagui pass 16 minutes later to bring Hertha level and Allagui then fired past Roman Weidenfeller from close range to win the game.

Dortmund will drop down to fourth in the table if Borussia Monchengladbach do not lose at home to Wolfsburg on Sunday.

Line-ups

B Dortmund

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Weidenfeller
  • 19Großkreutz
  • 37Durm
  • 5KehlSubstituted forSchieberat 77'minutes
  • 25Papastathopoulos
  • 24SarrBooked at 45minsSubstituted forPiszczekat 45'minutes
  • 16BlaszczykowskiSubstituted forHofmannat 56'minutes
  • 18SahinBooked at 90mins
  • 9Lewandowski
  • 10Mkhitaryan
  • 11Reus

Substitutes

  • 2Friedrich
  • 7Hofmann
  • 17Aubameyang
  • 20Langerak
  • 21Kirch
  • 23Schieber
  • 26Piszczek

Hertha Berlin

Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 35Gersbeck
  • 8Ndjeng
  • 2Pekarík
  • 7HosogaiBooked at 81mins
  • 28Lustenberger
  • 3KobiashviliBooked at 67mins
  • 11Allagui
  • 13SkjelbredSubstituted forNiemeyerat 69'minutes
  • 20RamosSubstituted forWagnerat 78'minutes
  • 17CigerciBooked at 50minsSubstituted forJankerat 90'minutes
  • 26Schulz

Substitutes

  • 6Janker
  • 12Furtado de Araújo
  • 18Niemeyer
  • 24Kluge
  • 33Wagner
  • 34Mukhtar
  • 37Sprint
Referee:
Peter Gagelmann
Attendance:
80,645

Match Stats

Home TeamB DortmundAway TeamHertha Berlin
Possession
Home67%
Away33%
Shots
Home20
Away6
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away0
Fouls
Home20
Away19

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Borussia Dortmund 1, Hertha Berlin 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Borussia Dortmund 1, Hertha Berlin 2.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Borussia Dortmund. Conceded by Christoph Janker.

  4. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Robert Lewandowski (Borussia Dortmund) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Sokratis (Borussia Dortmund) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Jonas Hofmann with a headed pass.

  6. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  7. Post update

    Delay in match Sami Allagui (Hertha Berlin) because of an injury.

  8. Booking

    Nuri Sahin (Borussia Dortmund) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Nuri Sahin (Borussia Dortmund).

  10. Post update

    Sandro Wagner (Hertha Berlin) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Hertha Berlin. Christoph Janker replaces Tolga Cigerci.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kevin Großkreutz (Borussia Dortmund) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Lukasz Piszczek with a headed pass.

  13. Post update

    Sokratis (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Sandro Wagner (Hertha Berlin).

  15. Post update

    Jonas Hofmann (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Peter Pekarík (Hertha Berlin).

  17. Post update

    Foul by Robert Lewandowski (Borussia Dortmund).

  18. Post update

    Peter Niemeyer (Hertha Berlin) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Marco Reus (Borussia Dortmund) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Kevin Großkreutz.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Robert Lewandowski (Borussia Dortmund) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Marco Reus following a set piece situation.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 21st December 2013

Top Stories