Highlights

FINAL
An der Alten Försterei
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An der Alten Försterei
0:15
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POINTS SHARED

A battling, hard-fought derby ends with each side taking a point. Union were the better team overall, although Hertha did have a spell in the first half on top. The hosts can probably be happier with the draw as it keeps them in seventh place, but Hertha are still just two points above the relegation zone.
Full-time
90'
+ 2

ON COMES PIATEK

The Polish forward replaces Cordoba for the closing stages. He came off the bench in the second half of the reverse fixture and scored twice in the space of three minutes to give Hertha a 3-1 win. So it’s not over yet…
90'
+ 2

Substitution

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Krzysztof Piątek
Krzysztof Piątek
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Jhon Córdoba
Jhon Córdoba
90'
+ 1

STOPPAGE TIME

We're into the first of three minutes of added time now.
87'

ALL IN HERTHA'S HALF

It's one-way traffic towards Hertha's goal right now, although Union can't get near enough to Schwolow to trouble him. They're pinging high crosses into the box, but the visitors have plenty of bodies in there to clear each time.
83'

MUSA DOES WELL

The Union forward holds off Stark to get his head on a deep cross from the right. He can't get any power behind it though, and it's an easy save for Schwolow. It's his last involvement in the match, as he's taken off for Pohjanpalo moments later.
83'

Substitution

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Joel Pohjanpalo
Joel Pohjanpalo
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Petar Musa
Petar Musa
79'

BIRTHDAY BOY

Khedira, who turns 34 today, comes on for Guendouzi, and makes his fifth Bundesliga appearance since joining Hertha in January.
79'

Substitution

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Sami Khedira
Sami Khedira
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Mattéo Guendouzi
Mattéo Guendouzi
78'

Yellow card

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Santiago Ascacíbar
Santiago Ascacíbar
74'

FIRST SUB FOR UNION

Ingvartsen replaces Prömel for the hosts as they look to inject a tad more impetus into the attacks.
73'

Substitution

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Marcus Ingvartsen
Marcus Ingvartsen
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Grischa Prömel
Grischa Prömel
71'

FINAL BALL LACKING

Union are making good progress into Hertha's half but they just can't find the creativity needed to get behind a deep-lying defence at the moment. Attacks are invariably breaking down before they become dangerous.
66'

HOME SIDE ON TOP

Union are winning more challenges and have had more of the ball, but they haven't really been able to translate that into chances this half. The action is concentrated largely in the middle of the pitch, neither side willing to give the other an inch.
62'

Substitution

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Santiago Ascacíbar
Santiago Ascacíbar
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Dodi Lukébakio
Dodi Lukébakio
62'

FIRST CHANGE OF THE GAME

Hertha coach Pal Dardai reacts to Union's superiority this half by bringing on an additional central midfielder in Ascacibar, sacrificing a forward in Lukebakio to do so.
58'

TOUSART BLAZES OVER

Hertha win the ball high up the pitch and instantly counter. The ball is worked from left to right and then played back into the centre to Tousart, arriving from deep and around 25 yards from goal. He shoots first time from Guendouzi's lay-off, but it sails well over the target.
54'

FIVE BOOKINGS FOR TORUNARIGHA

Like Tousart, Torunarigha will also sit out Hertha's game next week due to suspension after receiving a booking for a foul on Trimmel.
53'

Yellow card

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Jordan Torunarigha
Jordan Torunarigha
52'

HERTHA EDGING THE BATTLE

The away side have won more tackles so far, but the sheer number of challenges being contested gives an indication of the way this match in panning out.
Tackles won
62
71
49'

HALF-CHANCE FOR MUSA

Kruse finds Musa with a ball into the box from the left. He tries to control it and go past a defender in the same movement, but his touch lets him down the the ball bobbles out for a goal kick. The forward holds his face in despair, aware that better control would have given him a better shooting opportunity.
46'

UNDERWAY AGAIN

Union get the ball rolling once more. No changes from either side during the interval.
Kick-off!
45'
+ 2

ALL TO PLAY FOR

There have been some thundering tackles so far, as you might expect from a city derby, but the teams are level at 1-1 at the interval. Union started the better of the two and took the lead through Andrich's stunning strike, but Hertha grew into the game and were on top after Lukebakio's equaliser from the penalty spot.
Half-time
45'
+ 1

TOUSART BOOKED

The French midfielder is shown a yellow card for a late tackle in the middle of the pitch. It's his fifth of the season, meaning he'll miss next week's encounter at home to Borussia Mönchengladbach.
45'

Yellow card

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Lucas Tousart
Lucas Tousart
44'

WIDE FROM MUSA

It's the first half-chance from open play for a while as Trimmel floats in a cross from the right. Musa beats his marker to it but can't direct his header on target.
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FIVE FOR LUKEBAKIO

The Hertha forward took his Bundesliga goal tally for the season to five, and it's his second in his last four outings.
35'

LUKEBAKIO LEVELS!

The Hertha forward sends Luthe the wrong way, firing a firm shot high to the Union goalkeeper's right.
35'

Dodi Lukébakio

GOAL!

1 : 1
Dodi Lukébakio
Goal probability
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Goal probability
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.
77 %
33'

PENALTY TO HERTHA!

Guendouzi is fouled by Friedrich just inside the Union penalty area and the away side have a chance to equalise from the spot.
30'

Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 30 minutes

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Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 30 minutes
Through high-end camera technology and machine learning, the speed of each player is evaluated in real time. Top speed then means, the fastest measured single frame of a player/game.
1.
Niklas Stark
Niklas Stark 32.35km/h
2.
Dodi Lukébakio
Dodi Lukébakio 31.66km/h
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Petar Musa
Petar Musa 30.90km/h
29'

UNION IN CONTROL

The home side have had the vast majority of the ball so far and have looked comfortable. Hertha are struggling to get forward, and to cause them any serious headaches when they are able to do so.
Possession (%)
8416
28'

Yellow card

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Grischa Prömel
Grischa Prömel
28'

Yellow card

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Mattéo Guendouzi
Mattéo Guendouzi
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FIFTH OF THE SEASON FOR ANDRICH...

...and first since the 2-2 draw with Wolfsburg on Matchday 15 on 9 January.
20'

TORUNARIGHA HITS THE BAR!

The Hertha defender gets his head on a corner from the right. It loops up and flies goalwards, but hits the top of the bar and goes out. That's the visitors' best chance of the game so far.
18'

WIDE FROM CUNHA

The Brazil international strikes the free-kick well, but it hits the wall and goes out for a corner.
17'

FREE-KICK FOR HERTHA

Ryerson brings down Cordoba with a hefty challenge just outside the Union area. It's in a very dangerous position, about 25 yards out, and Cunha is lining it up...
17'

Yellow card

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Julian Ryerson
Julian Ryerson
12'

RYERSON HITS THE BAR!

Stark slips at the back for Hertha, allowing Union the chance to take advatange - and they very nearly do so. The ball comes to Ryerson at the back post and his shot crashes off the crossbar. the rebound falls to Musa, eight yards out, but he blazes it over!
10'

UNION IN FRONT!

A stunning strike from Andrich, who is first to a loose ball on the edge of the Hertha penalty area, drilling a volley into the bottom corner!
9'

Robert Andrich

GOAL!

1 : 0
Robert Andrich
Goal probability
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Goal probability
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.
5 %
7'

KRUSE SHOOTS!

The Union talisman tries his luck from around 25 yards out but his swerving, low drive is well saved by Schwolow.
6'

HERTHA PROBING

A decent spell of pressure here from the away side as they look to set out their stall. They've kept possession well and are linking up nicely, with Cunha and Guendouzi lively in these early stages.
2'

CLOSE FROM PRÖMEL!

The Union midfielder beats Tousart to a header on the edge of the Hertha six-yard box. Schwolow tips it over, but there won't be a corner as the flag goes up for offside.
1'

AND WE'RE OFF!

Hertha get the ball rolling on the Berlin derby!
Kick-off!
0:42
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HERTHA WARMING UP

0:40
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PITCH INSPECTION WITH KNOCHE

TEAM NEWS - UNION

The hosts begin largely as expected, although head coach Urs Fischer has opted for an extra man in midfield in veteran Christian Gentner, with striker Marcus Ingvartsen the man making way. Julian Ryerson keeps his place at left-wing back, even with Eintracht Frankfurt-bound Christopher Lenz available again.
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UNION IN THE HOUSE

TEAM NEWS - HERTHA

Jarstein is unavailable for selection today, so Schwolow begins in goal for the visitors. Marton Dardai, who started each of the side's last five Bundesliga games, is out with a knee injury, so Torunarigha replaces him at centre-back. Piatek must make do with a place on the bench, with Lukebakio, Cordoba and Cunha given the nod up front.

UNION STARTING XI

Luthe - Friedrich, Knoche, Schlotterbeck - Trimmel (c), Prömel, Andrich, Gentner, Ryerson - Kruse, Musa

UNION SUBS

Karius, Pohjanpalo, Bülter, Endo, Hübner, Lenz, Ingvartsen, Griesbeck, Teuchert

HERTHA STARTING XI

Schwolow - Klünter, Stark (c), Torunarigha - Zeefuik, Guendouzi, Tousart, Mittelstädt - Lukebakio, Cordoba, Cunha

HERTHA SUBS

Körber, Pekarik, Leckie, Piatek, Alderete, Ascacibar, Plattenhardt, Redonjic, Khedira

HOME ADVANTAGE?

The respective home side has won each of those three previous top-flight encounters. Union earned a 1-0 victory in the first of those, in November 2019, but Hertha have taken the spoils in the subsequent two meetings (4-0 and 3-1). Will that trend continue today? Click on the video below for highlights of the Matchday 10 fixture earlier this season.
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WATCH: HERTHA 3-1 UNION

DERBY TIME!

Today will be the fourth time these teams meet each other in the Bundesliga, and they come into the fixture in contrasting positions. Union remain in the hunt for European qualification and would go above Borussia Mönchengladbach into seventh with a win here. Hertha have 14 points fewer than their city rivals and are hovering perilously close to the relegation zone.

Welcome!

Here you will find the most important information on the game between 1. FC Union Berlin and Hertha Berlin on Matchday 27 of the 2020/21 Bundesliga season.