Highlights

FINAL
An der Alten Försterei
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D. Brychwhistle
An der Alten Försterei
0:19
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WATCH: PIATEK: "WE HAVE TO PLAY BETTER"

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WATCH: AWONIYI: "WE TOOK OUR CHANCES"

Full-time
90'
+ 3

ALMOST FROM BECKER

Becker spots Schwolow out of his goal as Hertha lose the ball in their own half. He's wide on the right and goes for the far corner but just misses.
90'
+ 2

Substitution

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Julian Ryerson
Julian Ryerson
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Christopher Trimmel
Christopher Trimmel
90'
+ 1

ADDED TIME

Three minutes have been signalled, but it'll be slightly more after another stoppage. The attendance is also confirmed as a capacity 22,012 at the Alte Försterei.
90'
+ 1

Substitution

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Andreas Voglsammer
Andreas Voglsammer
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Max Kruse
Max Kruse
90'

BECKER!

The sub races forward down the right, angle closing but he still goes for it with power. Over the top with the fellow fresh legs of Öztunali perhaps better placed.
90'

Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 90 minutes

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Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 90 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.
Taiwo Awoniyi
Taiwo Awoniyi 33.75km/h
2.
Ishak Belfodil
Ishak Belfodil 33.43km/h
3.
Grischa Prömel
Grischa Prömel 32.57km/h
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ALL SMILES

86'

FINAL ROLL OF THE DICE

It's Selke on for Richter as Hertha make one final push.
86'

Substitution

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Davie Selke
Davie Selke
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Marco Richter
Marco Richter
85'

SOLID AT THE BACK

All three Union centre-backs have won at least 62% of their challenges.
82'

Substitution

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Sheraldo Becker
Sheraldo Becker
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Taiwo Awoniyi
Taiwo Awoniyi
82'

Substitution

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Levin Öztunali
Levin Öztunali
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Genki Haraguchi
Genki Haraguchi
81'

TIME TO STRIKE?

Union have conceded five goals in the final 15 minutes of games this season, including one in each of the last three matches.
81'

BELFODIL

The Algerian decides to go it alone from 20 yards. Pretty weak and no trouble for Luthe.
77'

MORE SET-PIECE DANGER

Another excellent corner from Gießelmann. It's flicked on and bounces off Knoche but goes wide.
76'

A TEAM EFFORT

Every Union outfield player except Knoche and Khedira have had a shot tonight. Only Richter, Pekarik and Serdar have had efforts for Hertha.
72'

A SOLID SHIFT FROM PRÖMEL

Distance run (km)
10.2
9.7
Grischa Prömel Santiago Ascacíbar
72'

Substitution

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Kevin Möhwald
Kevin Möhwald
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Grischa Prömel
Grischa Prömel
71'

Substitution

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Dennis Jastrzembski
Dennis Jastrzembski
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Peter Pekarík
Peter Pekarík
71'

STILL UNION WITH THE CHANCES

Goal attempts
7 off target
5 on target
2 off target
2 on target
66'

SERDAR OVER

The midfielder is backtracking at the far post to get his head onto a cross and can't keep it under the bar.
66'

Yellow card

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Grischa Prömel
Grischa Prömel
63'

NOW GIEßELMANN

He played a part on both goals and now wants one himself, taking aim for the far top corner on his left foot. Just over the bar.
62'

HARAGUCHI!

The Japan international has space, twists this way and that as he cuts inside, but Dardai throws himself at the shot to make a crucial block.
61'

Substitution

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Jurgen Ekkelenkamp
Jurgen Ekkelenkamp
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Krzysztof Piatek
Krzysztof Piatek
61'

Substitution

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Kevin-Prince Boateng
Kevin-Prince Boateng
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Maximilian Mittelstädt
Maximilian Mittelstädt
60'

BOATENG GETTING READY

The local boy is receiving his final instructions on the touchline as prepares for his first Berlin derby and 50th Bundesliga game for Hertha. His first was in 2005...
59'

A FAIR SCORELINE

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xGoals
The xGoals value of a club is calculated from the sum of all goal probabilities (goals and shots on goal) of that team. During a match, it’s easy to see whether the club is performing better than expected (goals > xGoals) - or maybe even higher (xGoals > goals).
xGoals
2
1.73
0.06
0
Goals
58'

KRUSE!

But for all Hertha's play, it's Union who still look the bigger threat. Haraguchi tees up Kruse in the inside left and he puts his laces through it, going across goal on his left foot. Good reaction stop from Schwolow.
54'

HERTHA LOOKING BETTER

They've definitely been more active this half but still no way through.
49'

DONE DEAL?

This is the sixth time Union have held a lead of to goals or better after 45 minutes in the Bundesliga. They've won all of the previous five.
46'

HERTHA REACT

The visitors know they need a goal so send on Belfodil in place of Tousart. But it's Richter who unleashes the first shot of the half. Straight into the arms of Luthe.
Kick-off!
45'
+ 4

Substitution

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Ishak Belfodil
Ishak Belfodil
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Lucas Tousart
Lucas Tousart
3:34
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WATCH: THE UNION CODE

It's been an Union masterclass so far today, allowing Hertha to have the ball but being seriously clinical when in front of goal. We had a look at the Union Code ahead of the game.
Half-time
45'
+ 1

LIFELINE FOR HERTHA? NO!

The visitors really needed a goal before the break but they won't have it. Plattenhardt's cross is fumbled by Luthe, Pekarik heads towards goal and the ball just goes over the line before Friedrich clears. The referee's watch buzzes and he gives it, but a check by VAR sees that Piatek was offside in the build-up so it won't count. Hertha heads are in their hands.
45'
Video Assistant RefereeVideo Assistant Referee
Situation Goal
Review Offside?
Decision No goal
43'

BAUMGARTL BLOCKED

Another set piece, this time Trimmel from the right. Baumgartl is up and gets a good head to it, but a blue shirt gets his own head in the way to divert it behind.
39'

KRUSE PULLING THE STRINGS

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Pass Efficiency compares the number of successful passes with the number of passes expected to find another teammate. For this, every pass receives an AI-calculated probability to be a successful one. If a player has a positive Pass Efficiency value, he has brought more passes to his teammates than predicted.
Pass Efficiency
2.71
1.13
Max Kruse
Suat Serdar
0.03
1.02
Christopher Trimmel
Peter Pekarík
0.01
0.98
Timo Baumgartl
Marvin Plattenhardt
38'

Yellow card

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Suat Serdar
Suat Serdar
37'

PEKARIK WIDE

But Hertha do now muster up their attempt on goal as Pekarik provides an extra man on the right and drills one across goal. Not far wide of the far post.
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50 UP FOR LUTHE

Andreas Luthe's 50th game for Union is all going to plan. He's not been tested yet either.
33'

AN UNUSUAL CUSHION

This is the fifth time Union have played Hertha in the top flight but the first time they've scored more than one goal.
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DER CAPTAIN!

He scored during the international break for Austria but what a time to get your first Bundesliga goal of the season. A corner from the left comes all the way through and Trimmel runs onto it, puts his laces through the ball to arrow it into the far bottom corner. Two players threw legs at it, there was a possible offside, but it counts and the Union captain has his side two to the good.
30'

Christopher Trimmel

GOAL!

2 : 0
Christopher Trimmel
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.
2 %
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 32.40km/h
2.
Maximilian Mittelstädt
Maximilian Mittelstädt 32.36km/h
3.
Marvin Friedrich
Marvin Friedrich 31.33km/h
26'

INCHES AWAY

Trimmel cuts back onto his left and delivers an in-swinging cross. Prömel just misses it with his head but the ball keeps going and Schwolow flings himself worrying it was about to creep inside his post.
24'

HERTHA ON THE BALL

But the visitors are yet to have a shot. Union have been clinical.
Goal attempts
1 off target
2 on target
0 off target
0 on target
24'

Possession (%)
3862
22'

KRUSE DENIED

Awoniyi tries to turn provider this time by slipping in Kruse down the left, but Union's previous record goalscorer is denied by Schwolow at the near post.
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DEJA-VU?

It's the third derby in a row that Union have scored the opening goal, but they failed to win either of the previous two, drawing 1-1 at home and losing 3-1 away last season.
14'

RECORD MAN TAIWO

Awoniyi has now scored 13 Bundesliga goals for Union, which takes him ahead of Max Kruse as the club's record goalscorer in the top flight.
11'

OFF THE BAR! OFFSIDE...

Die Eisernen are looking red not now. The ball falls nicely for Prömel in the box, he spins and it crashes off the top of the crossbar. Offside in any case.
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UNION LEAD!

First blood in the derby and it had to come through Union's top scorer Taiwo Awoniyi. He latches onto Dardai's miscued clearance and holds his nerve as Schwolow dives one way and the Nigerian slots the ball the other.
8'

Taiwo Awoniyi

GOAL!

1 : 0
Taiwo Awoniyi
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.
44 %
7'

FIRST SHOT

And it comes from the hosts through Prömel's effort, but it's well wide from 20 yards.
6'

LIVELY

Both teams are looking very up for this - as they should be! The ball is quickly going from one end to the other, but no chances as yet.
1'

DERBY TIME!

Red vs. Blue, East vs. West, the Berlin derby is under way!
Kick-off!

ALMOST READY

The teams are out. Kick-off is moments away...
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ON THEIR FEET

22,000 fans are on their feet with their scarves raised as the Alte Försterei prepares for this capital derby.
3:47
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WATCH: BERLIN - A TALE OF TWO CITIES

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ADVANTAGE HERTHA?

Hertha were unbeaten in this fixture last season, drawing 1-1 away and winning 3-1 at home. They've taken seven of the 12 Bundesliga points available across the four top-flight meetings to date (W2 D1), with Union winning just once, a 1-0 success in November 2019.

THE STAKES

Putting aside bragging rights for a moment, Hertha are arguably in greater need of the points. With just 13 on the board so far, the Old Lady sit in 13th place, just three points above the relegation zone. Union are only marginally better off, with 17 points in 10th spot.
0:09
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WATCH: PITCH INSPECTION

UNION STARTING XI

Luthe - Friedrich, Knoche, Baumgartl - Trimmel (c), Khedira, Prömel, Gießelmann - Haraguchi - Kruse, Awoniyi

UNION SUBS

Rönnow, Van Drongelen, Ryerson, Oczipka, Öztunali, Möhwald, Voglsammer, Ujah, Becker

HERTHA STARTING XI

Schwolow - Pekarik, Stark (c), M. Dardai, Plattenhardt - Ascacibar, Tousart - Richter, Serdar, Mittelstädt - Piatek

HERTHA SUBS

Christensen, Torunarigha, Zeefuik, Ekkelenkamp, Boateng, Jastrzembski, Selke, Maolida, Belfodil
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