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BAYERN GO TOP!
At least for 24 hours. Hertha gave it a good go, but that three-goal blitz in a first half for the ages was decisive. Choupo-Moting the man of the moment once more. How will Union Berlin respond in Leverkusen tomorrow?
Lukebakio cuts open the Bayern defence. There's pandemonium in the box as Kenny pings in a cross, before Coman clears.
TIME ADDED ON
Into the first of four added minutes. Can Hertha summon one last push?
Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 90 minutes
THE PRINCE OF BERLIN
K-P Boateng is on for only his sixth Bundesliga appearance of what will be his final season as a professional. Can he flip-turn this one upside down?
Bayern's chances of coming away with all three points haven't changed all that much since they went 3-0 up, despite there only being a goal in it with 10 minutes of normal time remaining.
Bayern's No.10 returns after four games out with a thigh injury. He's scored five times in the Bundesliga this season - 10 in all competitions. Gnabry, who's faded in the second half, makes way.
HERTHA PROBING AGAIN
Just signs from Hertha that they can get something out of this as Neuer gobbles up a cross at the feet of Lukebakio. It would be some comeback, if they can pull it off.
UPA SAYS 'NO'
Lukebakio threatens to run in on goal, but Upamecano channels his inner Davies with a superb recovery challenge. A fraction late, and he'd have been sent off. What a season he's having at the heart of the Bayern defence!
Fresh legs for Hertha and hopefully fresh impetus. They've been outplayed since the restart.
Davies limps off with what looks like a hamstring problem - just weeks until Canada's 2022 World Cup opener, too. Hernandez is on, while Coman replaces Mane.
Bayern celebrate a fourth as Rogel turns in Musiala's cross that was bound for Choupo-Moting. A VAR check rules it out for an earlier offside against Davies, though.
Decision No goal
Almost a dream team goal as Musiala combines with Choups, but takes one touch too many and drives his shot against a defender.
POINT TO PROVE
Bayern have started brightly, with Musiala and Gnabry looking particularly lively. Do not poke the Bayern bear...
HERE WE GO AGAIN!
No changes at the break. Another 45 minutes of high-octane Bundesliga football would do nicely.
A five-goal half, including four goals in eight minutes, comes to an end. Bayern went 3-0 up, but Hertha have clawed it back to a one-goal deficit.
SELKE REDUCES BAYERN'S LEAD!
There's a VAR check for a possible foul by Pavard on Selke. The referee doesn't need long - it's a penalty. Selke steps up and calmly sends Neuer the wrong way for 3-2!
Situation No penalty
Goalmania in the capital. Richter sends over a cross, and Lukebakio slams in a sensational volley to give Hertha a lifeline.
CHOUPS AT THE DOUBLE!
He cannot stop scoring! Bayern with a quick one-two to leave Hertha with a mountain to climb. Choupo-Moting reacts first with a poacher's finish after a Goretzka shot was blocked. Within what feels like seconds, the Cameroonian nets a near carbon copy second goal, sliding in after Gnabry's cross was half cleared.
Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting
Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting
Hertha aim long for Richter. Selke helps it one, but Neuer is out in a flash to smother. No after-effects following injury.
TOP OF THE SHOTS
Davie Selke Sadio Mané
Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 30 minutes
Hertha with a great chance as Serdar threads a pass into the box for Selke, whose first touch lets him down. Richter slides in on the edge of the box to regain possession, before drawing a superb diving save with a shot that was flying into the top corner.
Patient, slick build-up as Bayern work the ball from right to left. Davies shifts a pass into the box for Mane, whose fierce shot from a tight angle is beaten away by Christensen at his near post.
ANOTHER HIGH-QUALITY FINISH
Lukebakio was down receiving lengthy treatment after the Hertha attacker fell awkwardly after a Kimmich challenge. He looks ok to continue now, however.
MUSIALA THE MAIN MAN
Musiala has now scored eight goals for Bayern this season and is his team's top scorer.
BAYERN HIT THE FRONT
The visitors take the lead and it's Jamal Musiala with a shot to the corner from inside the area after Sadio Mane picked out the 19-year-old following a run through the centre and a pass to the right.
NEUER IN CONTROL
Plattenhardt feeds Selke but Neuer comes out to claim at the latter's feet. Solid showing from Bayern's custodian here.
KIMMICH SET PIECE
Bayern get going and win a corner on the right. Kimmich takes and aims for Davies on the edge of the Hertha area but the Canadian can't quite control and the move breaks down.
SAFE HANDS NEUER
Lukebakio races through on the left and lets fly with a rising shot towards the near post. Neuer is across to palm out for a corner. That might have been going wide anyway but the returning Bayern shot stopper wasn't taking any chances.
Bayern - as you'd imagine - are bossing the early possession stakes, but the reigning champions have yet to do much in the final third.
GAME ON !
The action is underway in the German capital ...
TEAMS IN TUNNEL
The fans inside the Olympiastadion await the appearance of both sets of players. There is - understandably - a huge crowd inside this magnificent stadium and we're almost all set for the off.
HERTHA'S DEFENSIVE CHALLENGE
Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting has been on fire of late, the Cameroon international scoring eight goals in his last nine games. The 33-year-old - who makes his 50th Bundesliga appearance for Bayern today - is looking to score in a fourth successive German top-flight game for the first time.
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Neuer returns in goal for Bayern after three weeks out. Nagelsmann also recalls Davies, Goretzka and Gnabry after resting them from the start against Inter. Hernandez and Sane return to the bench, but Müller misses out once more. As for Hertha, Selke comes in for the injured Jovetic, while midfielder Boetius is preferred to forward Kanga.
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NAGELSMANN WANTS MORE OF THE SAME
"We need to take the momentum into the Bundesliga," said Julian Nagelsmann after Bayern completed a perfect UEFA Champions League group stage for a competition record third time with their 2-0 win over Inter Milan in midweek. "I'm confident we can take that spirit with us into the new year."
BAYERN ON A ROLL