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Bayern Munich 3-0 Hertha BSC

Franck Ribery
Franck Ribery opens the scoring for Bayern after twisting his way through the Hertha defence

Bayern Munich maintained their perfect start to the season as they moved back to the top of the Bundesliga with a comfortable victory over Hertha Berlin.

Franck Ribery showed deft skill to swerve past two Hertha defenders and shoot low underneath Rune Jarstein as Bayern went ahead on 16 minutes.

Thiago Alcantara doubled their lead as he took advantage of a defensive lapse from the visitors in the area.

Moments later, Arjen Robben secured victory with a curling strike.

It was the Dutch international's first appearance of the season after overcoming a long-term groin injury and he capped it with a typical Robben finish, cutting in from the right to bend a left-footed shot inside the far post.

Hertha also came into the game, having won all three matches so far this season, but were outclassed by a dominant Bayern who reclaimed top spot from Borussia Dortmund, who beat Wolfsburg 5-1 on Tuesday.

Elsewhere, RB Leipzig were held at home 1-1 by Borussia Monchengladbach thanks to Fabian Johnson's late equaliser while Cologne moved up to second in the table with a 3-1 victory over strugglers Schalke.

Bayern Leverkusen played out a goalless draw against Augsburg and bottom side Werder Bremen once again failed to win as they were beaten 2-1 at home by Mainz.

Line-ups

Bayern Munich

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Neuer
  • 21Lahm
  • 17BoatengSubstituted forHummelsat 63'minutes
  • 8Martínez Aguinaga
  • 27Alaba
  • 6Thiago Alcántara
  • 14Alonso
  • 23VidalBooked at 80mins
  • 25MüllerSubstituted forRobbenat 65'minutes
  • 9Lewandowski
  • 7RibérySubstituted forComanat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Hummels
  • 10Robben
  • 13Ferreira de Souza
  • 26Ulreich
  • 29Coman
  • 32Kimmich
  • 35Renato Sanches

Hertha Berlin

Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 22Jarstein
  • 2Pekarík
  • 15Langkamp
  • 5Stark
  • 21Plattenhardt
  • 28Lustenberger
  • 24Haraguchi
  • 23WeiserSubstituted forAllaguiat 84'minutes
  • 20Rodrigues de Souza
  • 7EssweinSubstituted forStockerat 59'minutes
  • 19IbisevicSubstituted forSchieberat 59'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Kraft
  • 3Skjelbred
  • 11Allagui
  • 13Hegeler
  • 14Stocker
  • 16Schieber
  • 18Kurt
Referee:
Marco Fritz
Attendance:
75,000

Match Stats

Home TeamBayern MunichAway TeamHertha Berlin
Possession
Home76%
Away24%
Shots
Home16
Away2
Shots on Target
Home7
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away2
Fouls
Home9
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, FC Bayern München 3, Hertha Berlin 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, FC Bayern München 3, Hertha Berlin 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Sami Allagui (Hertha Berlin) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Valentin Stocker.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Philipp Lahm (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Arjen Robben.

  5. Post update

    Corner, FC Bayern München. Conceded by Fabian Lustenberger.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Hertha Berlin. Sami Allagui replaces Mitchell Weiser.

  7. Post update

    Arjen Robben (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Niklas Stark (Hertha Berlin).

  9. Booking

    Arturo Vidal (FC Bayern München) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Arturo Vidal (FC Bayern München).

  11. Post update

    Mitchell Weiser (Hertha Berlin) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, FC Bayern München. Kingsley Coman replaces Franck Ribéry.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Hertha Berlin. Conceded by Javi Martínez.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Hertha Berlin. Conceded by Philipp Lahm.

  15. Goal!

    Goal! FC Bayern München 3, Hertha Berlin 0. Arjen Robben (FC Bayern München) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Thiago Alcántara.

  16. Goal!

    Goal! FC Bayern München 2, Hertha Berlin 0. Thiago Alcántara (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

  17. Post update

    Offside, FC Bayern München. Thiago Alcántara tries a through ball, but Robert Lewandowski is caught offside.

  18. Post update

    Franck Ribéry (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Fabian Lustenberger (Hertha Berlin).

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, FC Bayern München. Arjen Robben replaces Thomas Müller.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Wednesday 21st September 2016

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bayern Munich44001411312
2Köln431081710
3B Dortmund4301133109
4Frankfurt43015239
5Hertha Berlin43016429
6RB Leipzig42208358
7Mainz421110827
8B Mgladbach42118627
9Freiburg420256-16
10Wolfsburg412135-25
11Hoffenheim40407704
12B Leverkusen41125504
13Augsburg411236-34
14Darmstadt411229-74
15Ingolstadt401328-61
16Hamburg401329-71
17Schalke400418-70
18Werder Bremen4004314-110
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