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The players were initially withdrawn, but emerged a few minutes later.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

  • 1Gikiewicz
  • 5Friedrich
  • 31SchlotterbeckBooked at 61mins
  • 3Subotic
  • 28Trimmel
  • 30Andrich
  • 34Gentner
  • 25Lenz
  • 32IngvartsenSubstituted forRyersonat 90+3'minutes
  • 10AnderssonSubstituted forPolterat 76'minutes
  • 15BülterSubstituted forMeesat 45'minutes

Substitutes

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

Hertha Berlin

  • 22Jarstein
  • 13Klünter
  • 5Stark
  • 20BoyataBooked at 69mins
  • 17MittelstädtSubstituted forSelkeat 89'minutes
  • 3SkjelbredSubstituted forLöwenat 45'minutes
  • 15Grujic
  • 30Wolf
  • 28Lukebakio
  • 16Dilrosun
  • 19IbisevicSubstituted forKalouat 78'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

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

Full Time

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

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

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

Substitution

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

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

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

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

Corner, Hertha Berlin. Conceded by Neven Subotic.

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

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

Substitution

Substitution, Hertha Berlin. Davie Selke replaces Maximilian Mittelstädt.

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

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

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.

VAR Decision: Penalty 1. FC Union Berlin.

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

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

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

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

Foul by Marko Grujic (Hertha Berlin).

Corner, 1. FC Union Berlin. Conceded by Dedryck Boyata.

Sebastian Polter (1. FC Union Berlin) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Lukas Klünter (Hertha Berlin).

Substitution

Substitution, Hertha Berlin. Salomon Kalou replaces Vedad Ibisevic.

Substitution

Substitution, 1. FC Union Berlin. Sebastian Polter replaces Sebastian Andersson.

Attempt missed. Robert Andrich (1. FC Union Berlin) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Neven Subotic.

Attempt saved. Marcus Ingvartsen (1. FC Union Berlin) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Sebastian Andersson.

Attempt missed. Eduard Löwen (Hertha Berlin) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Marius Wolf.

Booking

Dedryck Boyata (Hertha Berlin) is shown the yellow card.

Sebastian Andersson (1. FC Union Berlin) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Dedryck Boyata (Hertha Berlin).

Offside, 1. FC Union Berlin. Rafal Gikiewicz tries a through ball, but Sebastian Andersson is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Marius Wolf (Hertha Berlin) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Attempt missed. Vedad Ibisevic (Hertha Berlin) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Dodi Lukébakio.

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

Vedad Ibisevic (Hertha Berlin) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Eduard Löwen (Hertha Berlin) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right from a direct free kick.

Booking

Keven Schlotterbeck (1. FC Union Berlin) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Keven Schlotterbeck (1. FC Union Berlin).

goal

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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