Borussia Dortmund Draw Against Hertha BSC

Zagadou tackles selke in the penalty area

Borussia Dortmund are pretty much in a form of their own. The black and yellows goal scoring consistency made them climb to the top of the Bundesliga table. Furthermore, their win next Wednesday at home against Atletico Madrid allowed them to grab the full mark on their Champions league journey so far. This Saturday, Borussia Dortmund are hosting the capital team Hertha Berlin. Although this looks like an easy win, Hertha is a team that won against Bayern Munich this season. Thus, Borussia Dortmund must stay focused and alert to make keep their winning streak. 

Borussia Dortmund vs Hertha BSC line ups 

Borussia Dortmund: Bürki – Piszczek, Diallo, Zagadou, Hakimi – Witsel, Dahoud – Sancho, Reus (c), Guerreiro  – Götze
Subs: Hitz, Weigl, Wolf, Philipp, Toprak, Pulisic, Bruun Larsen 
Coach: Lucien Favre


Hertha Berlin: Jarstein – Stark, Lustenberger, Rekik – Lazaro, Maier, Skjelbred, Mittelstädt – Kalou, Duda – Ibisevic (c)
Subs: Kraft, Köpke, Plattenhardt, Luckassen, Selke, Dilrosun, Darida
Coach: Pal Dardai


Borussia Dortmund vs Hertha BSC Match Highlights

1′ Kick off here in Dortmund, here we go!

3′ A dangerous attack by Borussia Dortmund. Achraf Hakimi receives the ball from Gotze. The Moroccan shoots the ball but goes over the crossbar.

4′ Another one for Borussia Dortmund. Reus sets up Sancho in the penalty area. The Englishman’s shot deflected by the defense. The game is heating up early.

9′ Still Borussia Dortmund looking for that first goal. Marco Reus looks very effective in that number 10 position behind Gotze.

Witsel and Gotze against Hertha BSC

10′ Vedad Ibisevic win Hertha Berlin a corner. Stark’s header lands in the hands of Roman Burki.

16′ A close call for Achraf Hakimi. After a pass from Gotze, the talented full back fires a shot centimeters away from Jarstein’s Goal.

18′ What a disappointment. After Sancho a back heel and celebrates, the referee cancels the goal for offside against Marco Reus.

23′ Ibisevic received a yellow card for his challenge against Witsel while Hakimi gets booked too.

25′ Another good one from Reus who feeds Hakimi. Mittelstädt intervenes before the ball reaches Hakimi.

27′ Jadon Sancho scores again. And this time it counts. An amazing run by Gotze who passes to Sancho on an open goal. Borussia Dortmund lead at home 1-0 against Hertha Berlin.

Jadon Sancho goal Celebration against Hertha BSC

32′ Dortmund very dangerous and promising in the offense. With Hakimi and Reus’s pace, the break comes with such speed it almost overwhelms the Berlin defense.

40′ Shot on goal by Duda goes close to Burki’s goal.

41′ Goal for Hertha. A long range cross from Mittelstädt lands in the feet of Kalou who manages to get the ball past Roman Burki.

45′ After a pacy first half, the referee’s whistle sends both teams to the locker rooms. Borussia Dortmund 1 – 1 Hertha BSC.


Second Half

46′ Substitution for Hertha BSC. Darida is in for Skjelbred.

46′ Second half underway.

47′ A dangerous chance for Kalou who almost got his second goal.

50′ Hertha still hitting it hard after the break. Lazaro passes it towards Darida after eliminating Hakimi in the right side. Ball goes to the stands.

56′ Marco Reus tackled at the edge of the penalty are. His freekick goes above the Crossbar.

58′ A very nice team buildup. Hakimi gets a pass from Witsel finding himself in a 1 on 1 situation with the goalkeeper. His shot goes hits the outside of the post.

61′ There he goes again. Jadon Sancho scores the 2nd for Borussia Dortmund. Hakimi’s pace allowed him to get a ball toward Reus who dummies the ball. Sancho finds himself in front of an empty net. Borussia Dortmund 2 – Hertha BSC 1. Jadon Sancho’s first brace in his career.

Achraf Hakimi and Marco Reus celebrate an assist against Hertha Bsc

71′ Substitution for Borussia Dortmund, Christian Pulisic comes in to replace today’s hero Jadon Sancho.

75′ What an opportunity for Reus to seal the deal. The ball landed in his feet in the middle of the penalty area before Lustenberger made his decisive clearance. 

78′ Guerreiro’s opportunity to get in the scoring sheet again. He misses a promising opportunity after he finds himself alone in front of the goalkeeper.

85′ It looks very dangerous for Borussia Dortmund as Hertha are applying more pressure to get the equalizer. 

86′ Bruun Larsen misses a great opportunity.

90′ Zagadou tackles Selke in the penalty area and the referee rewards Hertha a penalty. Salomon Kalou scores to make it Borussia Dortmund 2 – Hertha BSC 2.

92′ Last chance for Pulisic who tries to feed Bruun Larsen but the ball is cleared by the defense. The referee ends the game. Borussia Dortmund draw with Hertha Berlin.