Highlights

90'
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FULL-TIME: HERTHA 1-1 BOCHUM

Ascacibar concedes a late corner, but Hertha force the Bochum players further and further away from Schwolow's goal, before the whistle sounds on a 1-1 draw. A fair result, it has to be said.
Full-time
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.
Niklas Stark
Niklas Stark 33.64km/h
2.
Tarsis Bonga
Tarsis Bonga 33.51km/h
3.
Takuma Asano
Takuma Asano 33.43km/h
89'

WIDE!

Pantovic picks out Bonga, who sends his header wide. What an introduction that would have been!
88'

BONGA ON

Tarsis Bonga makes his Bundesliga debut, with the industrious Locadia making way.
88'

Substitution

sub
Tarsis Bonga
Tarsis Bonga
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Jürgen Locadia
Jürgen Locadia
87'

Substitution

sub
Suat Serdar
Suat Serdar
sub
Maximilian Mittelstädt
Maximilian Mittelstädt
86'

Yellow card

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Marco Richter
Marco Richter
85'

Yellow card

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Armel Bella Kotchap
Armel Bella Kotchap
84'

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Maximilian Mittelstädt
Maximilian Mittelstädt
80'

NO END PRODUCT

Hertha have the chance to break with Lee, but he can't quite pull away in time and Bochum get men back to cover. The eventual cross is blocked. That just about sums up Hertha's display in the second half.
75'

FRESH LEGS

Holtmann's been a constant outlet and willing runner for Bochum, but he can't keep it up any longer, so on comes Antwi-Adjei. Richter and Bjorkan are on for the hosts, who've gone a bit flat in attack.
75'

Substitution

sub
Fredrik André Bjørkan
Fredrik André Bjørkan
sub
Myziane Maolida
Myziane Maolida
75'

Substitution

sub
Marco Richter
Marco Richter
sub
Ishak Belfodil
Ishak Belfodil
71'

Substitution

sub
Christopher Antwi-Adjei
Christopher Antwi-Adjei
sub
Gerrit Holtmann
Gerrit Holtmann
66'

JOVETIC!

Bochum have done a good job of keeping Jovetic quiet for the most part, but the Hertha striker gets a sniff here. He drives inside and bends goalwards, his shot catching a Bochum player on its way into the grateful hands of Riemann.
65'

BOCHUM TAKING CHARGE

The visitors have been much improved since the start of the second half. Thomas Reis' double change has made all the difference.
Possession (%)
4951
65'

Passes
319
296
59'

LEE DEBUT

South Korea international winger Dongjun Lee, fresh from helping his country qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, makes his Bundesliga debut. The Hertha winter transfer window signing scored 11 times in 28 games for Ulsan Hyundai across the 2021 K League 1 season.
58'

Substitution

sub
Dongjun Lee
Dongjun Lee
sub
Jurgen Ekkelenkamp
Jurgen Ekkelenkamp
56'

Yellow card

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Jurgen Ekkelenkamp
Jurgen Ekkelenkamp
54'

LUCKY NUMBER SEVEN?

That was Sebastian Polter's seventh Bundesliga goal of the current campagn. That makes him the second highest scoring German national in this season's division, after Serge Gnabry (10). Is it time Germany coach Hansi Flick takes a look? He could certainly use an out-and-out striker...
49'

WE HAVE AN EQUALISER!

Bochum hit back with their first meaningful attempt on goal. Schwolow makes a right meal of his attempt to punch clear Locadia's stinging shot on the turn. Diving one way, he only succeeds in batting it the other and straight into the path of half-time substitute Sebastian Polter, who slots into the unguarded net. Hertha's No.1 must be wishing the ground would Schwolow him up after that.
48'

Sebastian Polter

GOAL!

1 : 1
Sebastian Polter
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.
95 %
Kick-off!
45'
+ 2

Substitution

sub
Patrick Osterhage
Patrick Osterhage
sub
Robert Tesche
Robert Tesche
45'
+ 2

Substitution

sub
Sebastian Polter
Sebastian Polter
sub
Takuma Asano
Takuma Asano
45'
+ 2

HALF-TIME: HERTHA 1-0 BOCHUM

Belfodil's second Bundesliga goal of the season is the difference at half-time. Hertha have shaded proceedings, and will climb above Bochum into 11th, if they can hold out for a fifth win of the campaign. Bochum need to get the ball into Locadia, who's had precious little to feed on in the Hertha box.
Half-time
40'

SAFETY FIRST

Riemann has Jovetic running straight at him after being played into danger by a teammate on the edge of his own six-yard box. The Bochum stopper is taking no chances, and hoofs clear. That could have been embarrassing for the visiting defence.
36'

SPECULATIVE SHOTS

The goal aside, we've yet to witness a clear-cut chance. Deflected efforts have been the order of the day, Maolida with the latest such attempt.
Goal attempts
6 off target
2 on target
1 off target
1 on target
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 33.28km/h
2.
Marc-Oliver Kempf
Marc-Oliver Kempf 32.81km/h
3.
Takuma Asano
Takuma Asano 32.72km/h
29'

WING MEN

Bochum find space on the left-hand side on this occassion, with Leitsch. He drives a low cross into the danger zone, but Schwolow beats it clear.
26'

HALF CHANCE

Bochum respond as Locadia connects with Holtmann's deflected cross, but Schwolow makes an easy save. Everything's going through Holtmann.
23'

HERTHA LEAD!

And there it is. Hertha win a free-kick on the left-hand side, midway through the Bochum half. Jovetic swings it in towards the six-yard-box, where Belfodil glances a header into the far bottom corner. There's a quick VAR review for offside, but it stands.
23'

Ishak Belfodil

GOAL!

1 : 0
Ishak Belfodil
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.
7 %
22'
Video Assistant RefereeVideo Assistant Referee
Situation Goal
Review Offside?
Decision Goal
21'

HERTHA PROMISE

Maolida stands up his marker and tries to find Jovetic, who can't quite bring the pass under wraps. Hertha looking the more likely...
19'

THE BOCHUMER MESSI

Nice play from Holtmann out on the Bochum right. He holds the ball up, before whipping over a teasing back-post cross. Locadia's lurking, but he's crowded out and the flag goes up for offside anyway. He has a lovely left foot, Holtmann.
15'

ON THE VOLLEY!

Ascacibar connects with a cross, but sends his attempted volley comfortably over Riemann's goal. Hertha certainly the more active of the two sides. Bochum nowhere near as purposeful as they are on their own patch.
13'

MAN DOWN

Referee Marco Fritz goes down over a stray leg as Bochum attempt another counter. He oversaw Hertha's 3-2 win over Dortmund here, and Bochum's 2-0 triumph against Frankfurt.
7'

COUNTER THREAT

Bochum show signs of life in an attacking sense as Gerrit Holtmann drives forward and wins a corner with a deflected shot. The resultant delivery drifts harmlessly out of play, though.
6'

HERTHA ASKING MORE QUESTIONS

Strong start from Hertha as Maolida forces a corner. It's Darida again with the shot in the ensuing melee, but a Bochum defender gets in the way.
4'

WARNING SHOT

Bochum only half clear a ball into the box for Maolida. Darida catches the loose clearance really well, but his shot from 18 yards is straight at Riemann.
1'

THREAD WATCH

Hertha are in their tradtional blue-and-white home kit. Bochum are in a change strip of mint green. Very fresh!
Kick-off!
0:17
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LOCADIA CONFIDENT OF SURVIVAL

Eleventh-in-the-table Bochum are two points and as many places better off than Hertha. Thomas Reis' side kicked off 2022 with a 1-0 win over Wolfsburg, but have since lost to Mainz and drawn with Cologne. Recent signing Jürgen Locadia is, nevertheless, confident his side are on track to avoid an immediate return to the second tier. "We won't have any problems staying up," he told bundesliga.com.
2:03
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BACK TO BASICS

After being comprehensively beaten by Bayern, Hertha head coach Tayfun Korkut has called on his charges to get the basics right: "winning tackles, running hard, staying patient, but being active."

BOCHUM TEAM NEWS

Bochum boss Thomas Reis makes three alternations to the team that started the 2-2 draw with Cologne. Captain Anthony Losilla is unavailable, so Robert Tesche will anchor the midfield. Cristian Gamboa gets the nod over Konstantinos Stafylidis at right-back, while Takuma Asano – a scorer from the bench last time out – starts for Eduard Löwen.

HERTHA TEAM NEWS

Tayfun Korkut makes five changes from the side comfortably beaten 4-1 at home by Bayern a fortnight ago. There’s a completely new central defensive partnership with Niklas Stark alongside new signing Marc-Oliver Kempf in a return to a back four. Stevan Jovetic is fit enough to start again up front, while Jurgen Ekkelenkamp and Santiago Ascacibar also come in. Suat Serdar, Marco Richter and Linus Gechter drop to the bench. Dedryck Boyata and Marton Dardai aren’t in the squad, but January arrivals Fredrik Bjorkan and Dong-jun Lee are both among the subs.
0:13
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WATCH: INSIDE BOCHUM'S CHANGING ROOM

BOCHUM SUBS

Esser, Bockhorn, Stafylidis, Lampropoulos, Osterhage, Antwi-Adjei, Bonga, Polter

BOCHUM XI

Riemann (c) - Gamboa, Bella-Kotchap, Leitsch, Soares - Pantovic, Tesche, Rexhbecaj - Asano, Locadia, Holtmann

HERTHA SUBS

Lotka, Bjorkan, Klünter, Gechter, Serdar, Richter, Boateng, Lee, Selke

HERTHA XI

Schwolow - Pekarik, Stark (c), Kempf, Mittelstädt - Ekkelenkamp, Darida, Ascacibar, Maolida - Belfodil, Jovetic
0:15
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WATCH: TONIGHT'S STAGE IN BERLIN

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