Dortmund 2 – Hertha 1: Die Borussen triumph at home against The Old Lady

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Hertha suffered an away defeat to Borussia Dortmund at the Signal Iduna Park on Saturday. Dortmund were keen to hang onto their position at the top of league and extend their winning run after winning last match. Hertha, on the other hand, were beaten 2-1 in the previous match against Mainz. This left, Dortmund are in 2nd place on the table and has 69 points while Hertha sit in 16th with 33 points after 34 matches.

It was an impressive opening from The Old Lady, thanks to a goal from Ishak Belfodil in the 18th minute, to take a 0-1 lead into half time.

Die Borussen continued to apply pressure in the second and were rewarded, with a goal from Erling Haaland at the 68 minute mark. Dortmund then scored once more and turned the match thanks to a goal from Youssoufa Moukoko at the 84 minute mark to make it 2-1.

For Dortmund, Jamie Bynoe Gittens, Marin Pongracic, Youssoufa Moukoko and Reinier, came on for Emre Can, Dan-Axel Zagadou, Axel Witsel and Erling Haaland. Hertha replaced Jurgen Ekkelenkamp, Suat Serdar, Maximilian Mittelstadt, Santiago Ascacibar and Fredrik Bjorkan for Marco Richter, Vladimir Darida, Fredrik Bjorkan, Stevan Jovetic and Kevin-Prince Boateng.

The referee booked two players from Hertha, Santiago Ascacibar and Marvin Plattenhardt.

Technical card:
Borussia Dortmund:Roman Burki, Emre Can (Jamie Bynoe Gittens, min.46), Manuel Akanji, Dan-Axel Zagadou (Marin Pongracic, min.82), Marius Wolf, Axel Witsel (Youssoufa Moukoko, min.83), Jude Bellingham, Raphael Guerreiro, Marco Reus, Julian Brandt and Erling Haaland (Reinier, min.90)
Hertha:Marcel Laurenz Lotka, Peter Pekarik, Dedryck Boyata, Marc Kempf, Marvin Plattenhardt, Jurgen Ekkelenkamp (Marco Richter, min.46), Lucas Tousart, Santiago Ascacibar (Stevan Jovetic, min.88), Suat Serdar (Vladimir Darida, min.56), Maximilian Mittelstadt (Fredrik Bjorkan, min.65) and Ishak Belfodil
Stadium:the Signal Iduna Park
Goals:Ishak Belfodil (0-1, min. 18), Erling Haaland (1-1, min. 68) and Youssoufa Moukoko (2-1, min. 84)
Lucas Schneider