Highlights

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WATCH: BRANDT: "I'VE GOT A RELATIVELY GOOD FEELING ABOUT A TOP-FOUR FINISH"

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MOUKOKO STAT!

Despite being only 16, only Erling Haaland and Jadon Sancho have scored more goals in the Bundesliga this season for Borussia Dortmund than Youssoufa Moukoko. Incredible.
90'
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ADDED TIME

We're now into five minutes of added time at the end of this game.
90'
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A FIRST AT HOME FOR MOUKOKO!

Already the youngest goalscorer in the Bundesliga's history, Moukoko fires home his first goal at the Signal Iduna Park. Haaland's dribble is cut out by Stark and Moukoko is onto the loose ball., He weaves his way past Stark before shooting low at goal from a tight angle at the near post. It creeps through the legs of Jarstein and finds the back of the net. His 3rd ever Bundesliga goal!
90'
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Youssoufa Moukoko

GOAL!

2 : 0
Youssoufa Moukoko
Goal probability
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6 %
89'

REYNA OFF THE POST!

What a chance for the American to get among the scoring as Haaland flicked a pass to Moukoko to the left of the Hertha area. He goes for what appeared to be a shot and dragged it across goal, but Reyna slid in at the back post to get onto the ball, only to smack it back out off the post.
86'

BELLINGHAM BATTLING

Dortmund's 17-year-old midfielder has won the most challenges of any black-and-yellow player today. A fantastic midfield performance from him.
Duels won
14
13
Jude Bellingham Jhon Córdoba
84'

REUS COMES OFF

He tried to continue, but Reus has signalled to come off after that foul and Moukoko comes on for him.
84'

Substitution

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Youssoufa Moukoko
Youssoufa Moukoko
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Marco Reus
Marco Reus
82'

LATE CHANGE

Alderete comes on for Piatek to support the defence with only 10 men on.
82'

Substitution

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Omar Alderete
Omar Alderete
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Krzysztof Piątek
Krzysztof Piątek
81'

REUS IN PAIN

The Dortmund captain is in pain here, but is back on his feet and walking off the pitch. We'll see if he can continue and thankfully, for a player plagued by so many injuries already, it doesn't look serious.
80'

DARIDA SENT OFF!

Hertha's industrious midfielder has been shown a straight red card for a studs-up foul on the back of Reus' right foot.
80'

Red card

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Vladimír Darida
Vladimír Darida
77'

BIG CHANCE FOR CAN!

Reyna whips in a well-hit corner to the near post and Can beats Dardai to it to head at goal. Jarstein produces a fantastic reflex save to push the ball over the top.
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THEY ALL WANT A PIECE OF BRANDT

We're into the final 15 minutes in Dortmund with Julian Brandt's goal all that separates the two sides...
73'

REUS OFF FOR A MOMENT

The Dortmund captain is just taking some treatment to his right foot for a moment, but is coming back on again.
71'

DOUBLE CHANGE

Here come Reyna and Meunier for BVB, replacing Hazard and Morey.
71'

Substitution

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Thomas Meunier
Thomas Meunier
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Mateu Morey
Mateu Morey
71'

Substitution

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Giovanni Reyna
Giovanni Reyna
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Thorgan Hazard
Thorgan Hazard
70'

HERTHA'S ATTACKING STRUGGLES

Marwin Hitz is yet to be tested in the Dortmund goal...
Goal attempts
7 off target
2 on target
3 off target
0 on target
68'

NEXT CHANGE

Dilrosun comes on for his first appearance of 2021, injecting some more pace into the Hertha attack in place of Cordoba.
68'

Substitution

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Javairô Dilrosun
Javairô Dilrosun
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Jhon Córdoba
Jhon Córdoba
65'

STILL PUSHING ON

Dortmund are clearly not content with a one-goal lead here, knowing that Hertha will be pushing on for a goal of their own. You can sense that this game is going to rapidly open up.
61'

OFF THE BAR!

Dahoud crosses the ball from the right side of Hertha's penalty area and it deflects up off Darida towards goal. Jarstein can't reach it as the ball bounces off the top of the crossbar and out for a corner.
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THAT FEELING FOR BRANDT...

59'

DOUBLE CHANGE

Leckie and Lukebakio come on with Zeefuik and Plattenhardt replaced just before the hour mark.
59'

ZEEFUIK BOOKED

The first card for Hertha comes for their Dutch defender as he brings down Bellingham on the break.
59'

Substitution

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Mathew Leckie
Mathew Leckie
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Deyovaisio Zeefuik
Deyovaisio Zeefuik
59'

Substitution

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Dodi Lukébakio
Dodi Lukébakio
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Marvin Plattenhardt
Marvin Plattenhardt
59'

Yellow card

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Deyovaisio Zeefuik
Deyovaisio Zeefuik
58'

EARLY CHANGE

Hummels has a knock here and signals that he can't continue, with Zagadou coming on in his place. Looks like a muscular injury for the defender.
58'

Substitution

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Dan-Axel Zagadou
Dan-Axel Zagadou
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Mats Hummels
Mats Hummels
57'

HERE COME HERTHA

As expected, going behind means Hertha are coming out of their defensive shape. Dortmund under some pressure now.
54'

WHAT A HIT FROM BRANDT!

They've tried everything to score in this game, but a long-range shot was the only thing missing. Reus plays Brandt the ball 30 yards from goal and he simple stops, takes a touch into space and thumps a shot at goal. It's straight at Jarstein but he struggles to pick it up and can't keep it out in the end.
54'

Julian Brandt

GOAL!

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Julian Brandt
Goal probability
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Goal probability determines the likelihood that the ball will land in the goal from every position on the pitch. The value is based on large amounts of data from previous years; factors such as shot angle, distance to goal and opponent pressure - as well as mathematical models.
2 %
50'

DORTMUND BACK IN CONTROL

The second half has started in much the same fashion as the first, with BVB on the ball and Hertha sitting deep.
46'

BACK UNDERWAY!

No changes at the break as we get back underway for the second half in Dortmund. BVB have scored 37 goals in the second half to just 13 in the first this season...
Kick-off!
Half-time
43'

ALMOST AGAIN!

Hazard plays a neat one-two with Reus into the area and looks to return the pass again to Reus just six yards from goal, but his return pass is just ahead of the BVB captain and Hertha can clear.
40'

APPROACHING THE BREAK

Most of the first half has been spent in Hertha's half and Jarstein was finally brought into action with Bellingham's shot from close range. Hertha are growing into the game more and more though, and putting the Dortmund defence under some late pressure as well.
36'

ALL DORTMUND ON THE BALL

Possession (%)
7228
34'

HUGE CHANCE FOR BELLINGHAM!

The English teenager has not come closer to scoring his first Bundesliga goal. Hazard is played in on the right and his cut back in front of the byline is perfect to meet Bellingham in front of goal, 10 yards out. He makes fine contact with his shot but it's blocked behind by superb one-handed save from Jarstein, much to his disbelief.
32'

GETTING CLOSER

A lovely flick from Bellingham to Brandt sent the midfielder in on goal, but it's a perfectly-timed clearance from Dardai which ends the chance and puts the ball out for a corner.
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Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 30 minutes

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Emre Can
Emre Can 33.66km/h
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Erling Haaland
Erling Haaland 33.22km/h
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Jhon Cordoba
Jhon Cordoba 32.96km/h
27'

GOALKEEPERS UNTESTED

We've had six attempts on goal from these two sides (5 for BVB, 1 for Hertha) but neither has been forced to make a save thus far. Dardai will be happy with how his plan is working out.
24'

JUST WIDE!

A first threatening piece of play from Hertha as Zeefuik's cross from the right goes through to Mittelstädt and it bounces off of him, more than the left wing-back having an attempt on goal, and the ball dribbles across and just wide of Hitz's goal. A warning sign from the visitors.
23'

SCHULZ BOOKED

The first yellow card of the game comes for Dortmund's left-back after a late challenge on Zeefuik.
23'

Yellow card

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Nico Schulz
Nico Schulz
22'

HAALAND HEADS WIDE

With his first touch of the ball all game, on the end of Reus' free-kick, Haaland turns and heads at goal with the back of his head from around 12 yards. This one floats harmlessly wide.
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ANY GOAL WILL DO...

Dortmund won't mind how they score, just as long as they make the most of their pressure to take the lead here.
18'

REUS FREE-KICK!

The BVB captain is brought down just outside the Hertha area and takes the free-kick himself. It's dipping towards the goal and Jarstein attempts to save, but it bounces over the top after clipping the crossbar.
17'

DORTMUND ON THE SEARCH

The home side continuing their positive start here with nearly 80 percent of the ball, but it's been a lot of one-twos out wide, or intense interplay in an attempt to create space in between the deeply set Hertha midfield and defence.
12'

FIRST BIG CHANCE!

Lovely build-up from Dortmund as Dahoud finds Morey in acres of space on the right. He crosses to the near post where Reus has made a fantastic run, but he meets the ball on the volley with his shin rather than that famous right foot. High and wide.
11'

DORTMUND ON TOP

No way through Hertha's defensive set-up yet...
Passes
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SITTING DEEP

Hertha are allowing Dortmund possession here early on with a compact and deep sitting defensive set-up. Dortmund looking for movement off the ball to open up space around the Hertha area.
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ON THE BALL

Dortmund, as expected, enjoying the majority of the possession in the early minutes here. Hertha are intense in their defensive work though.
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THREE-MAN DEFENCE

Zeefuik and Plattenhardt are at wing-back but sitting deeper in these opening stages with Dortmund enjoying most of the ball. Klünter, Stark and Dardai making up the back three as they have done in recent weeks.
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HERE WE GO!

The ball is rolling in Dortmund for our late game on Saturday this weekend with the hosts getting things underway.
Kick-off!

FORTRESS DORTMUND

Dortmund are unbeaten in seven home matches in all competitions under Terzic, winning four. Having lost three under Favre - as we mentioned earlier - it's been quite the turnaround under Terzic, especially without their famous home support.
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WATCH: A LOOK INSIDE THE SIGNAL IDUNA PARK

Even without fans, one of football's most impressive arenas....

DARDAI'S DORTMUND STRUGGLES

Hertha head coach Pal Dardai has faced Dortmund 11 times as a coach, winning one, drawing three and losing six. He has only suffered more defeats at the hands of Bayern (seven).

HAALAND HUNGRY FOR MORE?

Haaland has scored 32 times in 34 Bundesliga appearances. Only Uwe Seeler reached 32 goals faster (33 games).
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WATCH: HERTHA 2-5 DORTMUND - REVERSE FIXTURE

Erling Haaland scored four - yes, FOUR - in the reverse fixture as Dortmund came out big winners in the German capital.

BVB TEAM NEWS

Sancho isn't due back before the March international break, so Hazard and Brandt play in his stead. Schulz retains his place at left-back in the absence of Guerreiro, while American teenager Reyna is only fit enough for the bench. BVB can climb a place to fifth, if results go their way.

HERTHA TEAM NEWS

Piatek and Lukebakio scored the goals in the capital last weekend. The former joins Cordoba in the final third, with leading scorer Cunha and Marseille loanee Radonjic still nursing muscular complaints. Arsenal-owned midfielder Guendouzi was a half-time introduction against Augsburg, but he and Ascacibar, as well as Khedira, are not involved.

BVB STARTING XI!

Hitz - Morey, Can, Hummels, Schulz - Brandt, Bellingham, Dahoud - Reus (c), Haaland, Hazard

BVB SUBS

Bürki, Zagadou, Delaney, Moukoko, Reinier, Meunier, Piszczek, Passlack, Reyna

HERTHA STARTING XI!

Jarstein - Klünter, Stark (c), M. Dardai, Plattenhardt - Zeefuik, Tousart, Darida, Mittelstädt - Piatek, Cordoba

HERTHA SUBS

Schwolow, Pekarik, Leckie, Lukebakio, Alderete, Dilrosun, Torunarigha, Netz, Michelbrink

CHANCE FOR BRANDT?

Jadon Sancho has been in dazzling form in 2021, boosting his numbers to six goals and nine assists in recent weeks. The England international will be absent again today, however, due to a muscle injury. He's likely to be replaced by Julian Brandt, who has made just 13 starts in an extremely competitive Dortmund midfield this term.
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WATCH: ALL OF ERLING HAALAND'S BUNDESLIGA GOALS

TRAVEL SICK HERTHA?

Today's visitors have only taken 10 of a possible 36 points on the road this season (W2 D4 L6), scoring just 15 times and conceding 19. Dortmund have earned 20 of a possible 33 points at home (W6 D2 L3) with a goal difference of 25 for and 14 against.

HEAD-TO-HEAD

Dortmund tend to enjoy games against Hertha, having won 31 of the 67 Bundesliga meetings to date in a fixture that has averaged over three goals per game. For comparison, Hertha have win 18, with 18 draws. BVB are unbeaten in the last seven league encounters between these teams, winning five and drawing two. Their last home defeat to Hertha was in December 2012.
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WATCH: HIGHLIGHTS OF DORTMUND'S KLASSIKER VISIT TO BAYERN

FORM - DORTMUND

Edin Terzic's side had been on a four-game winning run in all competitions prior to last week's 4-2 Klassiker defeat to Bayern. Still, BVB showed a good reaction on the Champions League during the week, with Haaland scoring twice in a 2-2 at home to Sevilla that booked their place in the quarter-finals.
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WATCH: HERTHA 2-1 AUGSBURG - HIGHLIGHTS

FORM - HERTHA

The Old Lady have played six matches under new coach Pal Dardai, now in his second spell in the Hertha hotseat. They have lost four of those, although those games were all against the current top four of Bayern, Leipzig, Frankfurt and Wolfsburg. Otherwise, they earned a respectable 1-1 draw in Stuttgart on Matchday 21 and last week's 2-1 triumph over Augsburg was their first victory since Matchday 14.

THE STAKES

For Dortmund it's all about keeping pace with the teams around them in European contention. BVB are currently sixth, four points behind Eintracht Frankfurt in fourth, so need to keep picking up wins if they're not to fall too far behind. For Hertha, it's about survival pure and simple. Far too close to the relegation zone for comfort, Augsburg's surprise victory over Gladbach yesterday means Hertha are currently eight points adrift of mid-table security.

Welcome!

Here you will find the most important information on the game between Borussia Dortmund and Hertha Berlin on Matchday 25 of the 2020/21 Bundesliga season.