Hamburg failed to win for the eighth Bundesliga match in succession after succumbing to a 2-1 defeat at Hertha Berlin.

Hertha Berlin 2-1 Hamburg

Goals: 1-0 Stark (17'), 2-0 Rekik (50'), 2-1 Arp (72')

Hertha took an early lead through defender Niklas Stark, who was given a free run to head home Marvin Plattenhardt’s in-swinging corner. The capital club largely kept HSV at arm's length for the rest of the half, with Douglas Santos' long-range strike, which forced Rune Jarstein into evasive action, the visitors' only effort of note.

Hamburg were left with a mountain to climb shortly after the restart as Karim Rekik met a Mitchell Weiser corner to double Hertha's lead. Substitute Jann-Fiete Arp gave HSV a lifeline, volleying in from Kyriakos Papadopoulos to become the first millennial to score in the Bundesliga. The goal lifted the visitors, but Hertha held on to leave Hamburg without a win since Matchday 2.

Match stats

  • Six of Hertha's 11 Bundesliga goals so far this season have come from set-pieces.
  • Rekik scored his first Bundesliga goal.
  • Arp is the first player born in the 2000s to score in the Bundesliga, aged 17 years, eight months and 24 days, and the youngest in HSV history.
  • Ibisevic is currently on his longest run of matches without a goal in a Hertha shirt (12).
  • With one point from their last eight games, Hamburg sit bottom of the form table for the period in question.
  • HSV striker Bobby Wood is without a goal in seven matches.


Hertha: Jarstein - Pekarik, Langkamp, Rekik, Plattenhardt - Stark, Skjelbred - Weiser, Lazaro (Maier 87') - Kalou (Torunarigha 90+1'), Ibisevic (c) (Selke 72')
Coach: Pal Dardai
Hamburg: Mathenia - Diekmeier, Papadopoulos (c), Van Drongelen, Mavraj, Douglas - Sakai, Ekdal (Arp 56') - Hahn (Hunt 67'), Kostic - Wood (Ito 56')
Coach Markus Gisdol

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