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2017/2018 German Bundesliga
  • Davie Selke (46')
  • Shinji Kagawa (71')

Shinji Kagawa salvages draw for Dortmund at Hertha Berlin

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Shinji Kagawa rescued a point for Borussia Dortmund as they were held to a 1-1 draw at Hertha Berlin.

The former Manchester United forward cancelled out Davie Selke's early second-half opener on Friday.

Dortmund moved up to third in the Bundesliga but are still 14 points behind leaders Bayern Munich while Hertha remain 11th.

Dortmund left Arsenal target Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang out of their squad again.

Without him Dortmund struggled to create chances even if Kagawa headed over while off balance during a forgettable first half.

Hertha also failed to shine but lifted the monotony just 42 seconds into the second half when Selke converted Valentino Lazaro's cross from seven yards.

The hosts should have doubled their lead after 62 minutes when former Chelsea forward Salomon Kalou beat Thomas Kraft but, with the ball rolling in, Ondrej Duda tapped in from an offside position.

And Hertha were made to pay nine minutes later when Jadon Sancho crossed for Kagawa to nod in at the far post.

German Bundesliga Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Borussia Dortmund 17 +26 42
2 Bayern Munich 17 +18 36
3 Borussia Monchengladbach 17 +18 33
4 RB Leipzig 17 +14 31
5 VfL Wolfsburg 17 +5 28
6 Eintracht Frankfurt 17 +11 27
7 TSG Hoffenheim 17 +9 25
8 Hertha Berlin 17 -1 24
9 Bayer Leverkusen 17 -3 24
10 Werder Bremen 17 -1 22
11 SC Freiburg 17 -4 21
12 Mainz 17 -5 21
13 Schalke 04 17 -4 18
14 Fortuna Düsseldorf 17 -14 18
15 FC Augsburg 17 -4 15
16 VfB Stuttgart 17 -23 14
17 Hannover 96 17 -18 11
18 Nurnberg 17 -24 11