German Bundesliga
Union Berlin1. FC Union Berlin1Hertha BerlinHertha Berlin0

Union Berlin 1-0 Hertha Berlin: First Bundesliga meeting between east and west Berlin halted by flares

Union Berlin v Hertha Berlin
Sebastian Polter's 90th-minute penalty earned Union Berlin victory

The first Bundesliga derby between east and west Berlin was temporarily stopped after flares were thrown on to the pitch.

Sebastian Polter's 90th-minute penalty for Union Berlin - the first club from east Berlin to reach the Bundesliga - earned a famous win over rivals Hertha.

Play was halted at the beginning of the second half as fans threw flares, leading to 10 minutes of stoppage time.

The players were initially withdrawn, but emerged a few minutes later.

There had never been a Bundesliga fixture between east and west Berlin, with this top-flight clash a poignant meeting between two sides of a city once divided by the Berlin Wall.

Hertha have since condemned the incident and said in a statement that the club "dissociates itself " from the "unsightly scenes" that overshadowed the derby.

Union Berlin v Hertha Berlin
Play was halted after flares were thrown on to the pitch
Union Berlin v Hertha Berlin

Line-ups

Union Berlin

Formation 3-4-3

  • 1Gikiewicz
  • 5Friedrich
  • 31SchlotterbeckBooked at 62mins
  • 3Subotic
  • 28Trimmel
  • 30Andrich
  • 34Gentner
  • 25Lenz
  • 32IngvartsenSubstituted forRyersonat 90+3'minutes
  • 10AnderssonSubstituted forPolterat 77'minutes
  • 15BülterSubstituted forMeesat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Ryerson
  • 8Mees
  • 9Polter
  • 11Ujah
  • 18Rapp
  • 23Kroos
  • 24Schmiedebach
  • 27Becker
  • 35Nicolas

Hertha Berlin

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 22Jarstein
  • 13Klünter
  • 5Stark
  • 20BoyataBooked at 70mins
  • 17MittelstädtSubstituted forSelkeat 89'minutes
  • 3SkjelbredSubstituted forLöwenat 45'minutes
  • 15Grujic
  • 30Wolf
  • 28Lukebakio
  • 16Dilrosun
  • 19IbisevicSubstituted forKalouat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Kraft
  • 4Rekik
  • 7Löwen
  • 8Kalou
  • 10Duda
  • 11Leckie
  • 21Plattenhardt
  • 25Torunarigha
  • 27Selke
Referee:
Deniz Aytekin
Attendance:
22,012

Match Stats

Home TeamUnion BerlinAway TeamHertha Berlin
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home14
Away7
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home1
Away4
Fouls
Home14
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, 1. FC Union Berlin 1, Hertha Berlin 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, 1. FC Union Berlin 1, Hertha Berlin 0.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Marvin Friedrich (1. FC Union Berlin).

  4. Post update

    Davie Selke (Hertha Berlin) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, 1. FC Union Berlin. Julian Ryerson replaces Marcus Ingvartsen.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Sebastian Polter (1. FC Union Berlin).

  7. Post update

    Lukas Klünter (Hertha Berlin) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Marko Grujic (Hertha Berlin) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Dodi Lukébakio.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Hertha Berlin. Conceded by Neven Subotic.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Sebastian Polter (1. FC Union Berlin).

  11. Post update

    Dedryck Boyata (Hertha Berlin) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Hertha Berlin. Davie Selke replaces Maximilian Mittelstädt.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Christopher Lenz (1. FC Union Berlin).

  14. Post update

    Marius Wolf (Hertha Berlin) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Goal!

    Goal! 1. FC Union Berlin 1, Hertha Berlin 0. Sebastian Polter (1. FC Union Berlin) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top left corner.

  16. Post update

    VAR Decision: Penalty 1. FC Union Berlin.

  17. Post update

    Penalty 1. FC Union Berlin. Christian Gentner draws a foul in the penalty area.

  18. Post update

    Penalty conceded by Dedryck Boyata (Hertha Berlin) after a foul in the penalty area.

  19. Post update

    Offside, 1. FC Union Berlin. Christopher Trimmel tries a through ball, but Sebastian Polter is caught offside.

  20. Post update

    Christopher Lenz (1. FC Union Berlin) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1B Mgladbach1071221101122
2B Dortmund1054123111219
3RB Leipzig1053225101518
4Bayern Munich105322516918
5Freiburg105321912718
6Frankfurt105232115617
7Wolfsburg10451118317
8Hoffenheim105231413117
9Schalke9432149515
10B Leverkusen104331515015
11Hertha Berlin103251517-211
12Werder Bremen102531721-411
13Union Berlin103161015-510
14Mainz103071027-179
15Düsseldorf92161016-67
16Köln9216919-107
17Augsburg91441021-117
18Paderborn101181125-144
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