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2019-20 German Bundesliga
  • Vedad Ibisevic (51')
  • Dodi Lukebakio (52')
  • Matheus Cunha (61')
  • Dedryck Boyata (77')

Dominant Hertha rout Union 4-0 in Berlin derby

Hertha Berlin celebrated their second successive win since the Bundesliga resumed after a fine performance gave them a 4-0 home derby victory over Union Berlin on Friday.

Hertha brushed aside their city rivals thanks to second-half goals from Vedad Ibisevic, Dodi Lukebakio, Matheus Cunha and Dedryck Boyata to follow up Saturday's 3-0 win at Hoffenheim when the league restarted after two months of inactivity due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Played behind closed doors, the result lifted Hertha one place up to 10th on 34 points from 27 games while promoted Union, who won the reverse fixture in November 1-0 thanks to a late penalty, stayed 12th on 30 points.

Visiting keeper Rafal Gikiewicz pulled off four excellent saves to deny Lukebakio and Cunha before Ibisevic opened the floodgates in driving rain when he headed home an inch-perfect cross by Marvin Plattenhardt in the 51st minute.

Hertha doubled their lead barely 20 seconds later as they won possession straight from the restart and Lukebakio rounded Gikiewicz before he steered the ball home with a clinical finish from 10 metres.

Both scorers had to keep their team mates at bay from joining the celebrations, in line with the rules put in place for a return to action, which Hertha broke in their win over Hoffenheim, prompting a warning from league officials.

The lively Cunha added the third on the hour with a sizzling low shot into the far corner as he showed some neat footwork before Ibisevic teed him up on the edge of the penalty area.

Belgian defender Boyata put the icing on the cake for Hertha when he powered in a 77th-minute header from a Plattenhadt corner, with toothless Union offering nothing at the other end.

In Saturday's standout fixtures, champions and league leaders Bayern Munich are at home to Eintracht Frankfurt while second-placed Borussia Dortmund visit VfL Wolfsburg.

German Bundesliga Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Bayern Munich 27 +52 61
2 Borussia Dortmund 27 +41 57
3 RB Leipzig 27 +41 54
4 Bayer Leverkusen 27 +20 53
5 Borussia Monchengladbach 27 +19 52
6 VfL Wolfsburg 27 +3 39
7 SC Freiburg 27 -2 37
8 Schalke 04 27 -10 37
9 TSG Hoffenheim 27 -11 36
10 FC Cologne 27 -6 34
11 Hertha Berlin 27 -9 34
12 FC Augsburg 27 -14 30
13 FC Union Berlin 27 -15 30
14 Eintracht Frankfurt 26 -8 28
15 Mainz 27 -24 27
16 Fortuna Düsseldorf 27 -23 24
17 Werder Bremen 26 -30 21
18 SC Paderborn 07 27 -24 18