WATCH: MAGATH: "I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO THE PLAY-OFFS"
IT'S ALL OVER!
Dortmund pick up a deserved win, Haaland said farewell with a goal, but it's hard on Hertha, who will now contest the relegation play-offs after Stuttgart's late winner against Cologne.
HAALAND BOWS OUT!
Standing ovation from around the ground for the Norwegian, who is replaced by Reinier.
HUGE GOAL IN STUTTGART
Stuttgart have scored a late, late goal against Cologne! As it stands, they leapfrog Hertha, who are now in the relegation play-off place!
Fredrik André Bjørkan
WHAT A GOAL!
Bellingham pings a superb low ball forward, splitting the visiting defence. Moukoko chases it in the inside-left channel before shooting across Lotka, his effort bouncing off the inside of the post and going in!
GOAL!2 : 1
APPLAUSE FOR WITSEL
The departing midfielder receives a huge ovation from the home crowd as he's substituted off, with youngster Moukoko taking his place.
That's the defender's last act in a Dortmund shirt. He's replaced by Pongracic.
The defender slides into a tackle on Richer but has hurt himself in the process. He's receiving treatment right now.
WIDE FROM HAALAND
Reus crosses from the right and finds Haaland, who can only poke a bouncing shot wide of the target.
The home side lead in the xG metric, a sign of their increasing attacking play in this half.
POSITIVE AGAIN FROM BYNOE-GITTENS
There's more than a hint of Pulisic and Sancho in the way Bynoe-Gittens plays. He's unafraid to run at players much older than he is, with superb close control to boot. He takes on two Hertha defenders down the Dortmund left before ultimately running out of space, but he'll be one to keep an eye on next season.
HAALAND GETS HIS GOAL
He just had to, didn't he? Lotka dives to his right and Haaland smashes it down the middle. It strikes the goalkeeper's trailing leg but has enough on it to go in!
GOAL!1 : 1
PENALTY TO DORTMUND!
The referee consults his pitch-side monitor after Guerreiro's free-kick appeared to strike the arm of Plattenhardt. He's given a spot-kick!
Guerreiro takes the free-kick and strikes it well, but it comes off a Hertha player and goes out of play.
Fredrik André Bjørkan
Situation No penalty
Bynoe-Gittens drives forward - he's been lively since he's come on - and as he looks to slot a pass into Bellingham's run, the latter is tripped by Darida.
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HERTHA LOOKING SAFE
Anthony Modeste has just equalised for Cologne in Stuttgart, which means Hertha now have a five-point cushion above the relegation play-off place. If the scores stay the same, Hertha are safe.
DORTMUND GO CLOSE
Reus whips in the free-kick, aiming for Haaland, but a Hertha head just gets to it first and clears for a corner.
POSITIVE FROM BYNOE-GITTENS
Receiving the ball on the left wing, the English youngster jinks inside and flicks the ball past Pekarik, who fouls him. That's given BVB a free-kick in a promising position on the left-hand corner of the box.
CHANCE FOR REUS!
The Dortmund captain latches on to Brandt's ball into the box and shrugs off his marker. He attempts to take it around Lotka, but his touch is too heavy and goes out of play.
HAALAND TO SIGN OFF WITH A GOAL?
Dortmund are playing towards their famous Yellow Wall now. Can they draw a goal out of Haaland as he bids farewell?
HERE WE GO AGAIN!
Dortmund get the match under way once more. Both teams have made a change at the interval.
SO FAR, SO GOOD FOR HERTHA
Dortmund have been on top, particularly in the last 15 or 20 minutes of the half, but they haven't looked dangerous. Belfodil's penalty is the difference between the sides and right now it's enough to keep them in the league. More drama surely awaits after the break, though!
The Hertha goalkeeper scrambles towards his back post to tip over Zagadou's floating cross, and smacks his face against the upright as he does so. That looked a painful one and he's receiving treatment for that whack.
WIDE FROM BRANDT!
Wolf collects a long ball on the right and plays it inside to Brandt. He dances past a couple of challenges inside the box and shots left-footed, but it's wide of the post. The referee's assistant also raises his flag for offside against Wolf, so it wouldn't have counted anyway.
They might not be able to get a clear sight of goal as yet, but BVB have been camped out in Hertha's half for the last few minutes as they turn the screw. The visitors are defending well and in numbers though.
DORTMUND'S FIRST GOAL ATTEMPT
Reus delivers a free-kick into the box, where it's met by Wolf, who flicks it on with the back of his head. The ball goes well wide but at least it counts as an effort on goal for the hosts.
Bellingham and Guerreiro exchange passes on the edge of the Hertha penalty area, but they're soon crowded out by defenders. Dortmund are struggling to click here and have yet to have a shot on goal.
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AS IT STANDS...
...Hertha are safe and will be in the Bundesliga next season. They're in 15th place, three points ahead of Stuttgart in the relegation play-off spot.
FIRST FOR BELFODIL
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BRIEF OPENING FOR TOUSSART
The Hertha midfielder finds space to run into and enters the Dortmund box. He could get a shot away on his left foot but doesn't fancy it much, and the hesitation allows Can to come back and nudge him off the ball.
Neither side had had a chance before that penalty - by rights (or rather, according to the stats), this game should still be 0-0!
PUNCHING ABOVE THEIR WEIGHT
How significant could that goal be? Roman Bürki guesses the right way, low to his right, but Belfodil's spot-kick is too powerful to keep out!
GOAL!0 : 1
Belfodil is felled in the box by Zagadou as he changes direction. The referee points to the penalty spot, but it's being checked by VAR for a previous offside in the build-up.
Situation No penalty
Review Previous offside?
Brandt drives a low corner from the right across the Hertha box. It's an inviting one, begging to be struck first time, but it runs harmlessly all the way through.
HERTHA NEED A GOAL
If this was true at kick-off, it is even more so now. VfB Stuttgart have taken the lead at home to Cologne, bringing them level on points with the Old Lady.
RISKY FROM LOTKA
Hertha play the ball back to goalkeeper Lotka, who doesn't immediately punt the ball upfield but takes a touch to steady himself. That invites Haaland to bear down on him, drawing a huge roar from the crowd, but the young Dortmund-bound goalkeeper just manages to get rid of the ball in time.
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CORNER FOR HERTHA
Platternhardt takes his time getting the ball in the perfect place to strike the corner - he should perhaps have taken a little longer as the delivery is poor and is cleared at the front post.
HERE WE GO!
Hertha, in their blue-and-white striped shirts with blue shorts, get the ball rolling!
OUT ON THE PITCH
The teams are out on the Signal Iduna Park pitch. The South Stand is holding up a huge tifo in honour of outbound sporting director Michael Zorc, a lovely touch.
Hertha starting XI:
Lotka - Pekarik, Boyata (c), Kempf, Plattenhardt - Tousart, Ascacibar - Ekkelenkamp, Serdar, Mittelstädt – Belfodil
Dortmund starting XI:
Bürki - Can, Akanji, Zagadou - Wolf, Witsel, Bellingham, Guerreiro - Brandt, Reus (c) – Haaland
Games involving Dortmund this season have seen the most goals (134 in total), and 22 of those have come in their past four games, at an average of over five a game. Furthermore, in their past two home games, the Signal Iduna Park crowd has seen seven goals each time. Get strapped in, then and expect goals galore.
Record in sight
Dortmund could set a new goalscoring record today - they are currently on 82 goals, one shy of their best ever single-season haul. With Haaland set to start, that record could well be toppled today.
Finish on a high - Rose
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Hertha up against it - Magath
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Michael Zorc ends a 44-year allegiance with Dortmund today, and what a job he has done. Ousmane Dembélé, Jadon Sancho, Christian Pulisic, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Shinji Kagawa are just some of the players brought in and then, after becoming BVB heroes in their own right, moved on by the sporting director. Just like Erlng Haaland too.
After Haaland, Hitz
Not only will today be Haaland's last in a Dortmund shirt, but Swiss goalkeeper Marwin Hitz will pull on his gloves for the last time, defending Dortmund's goal, after announcing a short while ago that he will leave the club this summer.
Not all about Haaland
That is right, this is a HUGE game for Hertha, who hope to avoid shedding any tears themselves as they continue their bid for Bundesliga survival. A draw here would be enough for Felix Magath's side - currently in 15th and three points ahead of Stuttgart - to ensure their top-flight status for another year. Defeat opens the possibility of contesting the relegation play-off, if VfB Stuttgart beat Cologne.
Haaland's 20-minute debut hat-trick
What an introduction
Haaland signed for Dortmund in the January 2020 transfer window, with then BVB coach Lucien Favre saying he has “something special”. His debut actions spoke louder than those words, though, when on 18 January, as Dortmund kicked off their 2020 away at Augsburg, Haaland made a memorable entrance. Three minutes and three touches after coming on with Dortmund 3-1 down, he buried his first shot for the club. Next shot, same result, and Borussia were 4-3 up only 14 minutes after his introduction. No surprises what happened with his third attempt on goal. Three out of three after just 23 minutes and 10 touches on a Bundesliga pitch, and the ball was going home with him.
Haaland's best moments
A tough act to follow
Erling Haaland plays his final game for Borussia Dortmund today after two and a half years which have seen the Norwegian smash scoring records and strike at better than a goal every 90 minutes (bets on at least one more today, anybody?). This match will give Haaland the perfect stage on which to sign off in the only way he knows how: with goals. The Norwegian has 21 in 23 Bundesliga outings this season and will be hopeful of adding to that tally against a Hertha side that has shipped 69 this term.
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