Mathew Leckie celebrated a debut to remember as he inspired Hertha Berlin to a 2-0 win over promoted Stuttgart.
Hertha Berlin 2-0 Stuttgart
Goals: 1-0 Leckie (46'), 2-0 Leckie (62')
After a first half in which both sides tried to get the measure of each other, and the new season, Leckie took little over 30 seconds of the second half to cut in from the right and tuck in his first goal for the Old Lady. The summer signing from Ingolstadt swept in his and Berlin's second on the hour mark to seal victory.
Watch: Highlights of Hertha's Matchday 1 victory
Hertha: Jarstein - Weiser, Langkamp, Rekik, Plattenhardt - Skjelbred, Darida (Torunarigha 88') - Leckie, Kalou (Haraguchi 76') - Esswein, Ibisevic (c)
Coach: Pal Dardai
Stuttgart: Zieler - Zimmermann, Pavard, Kaminski, Ailton – Gentner (c), Mangala - Asano, Akolo (Donis 76'), Brekalo - Terodde
Coach: Hannes Wolf
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