- Dortmund in control of the match from start to finish.
- Henrikh Mkhitaryan becomes the competition's leading scorer this season with five goals.
- Thomas Tuchel's men will face FC Bayern München in the final.
Borussia Dortmund sealed their place in the DFB Cup final against FC Bayern München after beating Hertha Berlin 3-0 away in the semi-finals on Wednesday evening.
Having been knocked out of the UEFA Europa League last week, Dortmund began this match determined to keep their hopes of cup silverware alive this season. Thomas Tuchel's men pressed high up the pitch and never allowed Hertha to settle in a one-sided first half which they dominated from start to finish. BVB deservedly went into the break with a 1-0 lead thanks to Gonzalo Castro's superbly executed shot from the edge of the box, one of a host of chances they created in the opening 45 minutes.
The second half continued in the same vein but the visitors struggled to find the killer blow, allowing Hertha to grow in confidence. Salomon Kalou should have equalised for the hosts, but his sliding effort at the back post following a corner flashed narrowly wide. It would prove to be a costly miss, as Marco Reus secured Dortmund's passage to the final – to be played on 21 May at Hertha's Olympiastadion – with a well-taken finish from Shinji Kagawa's pass. Henrikh Mkhitaryan's late tap-in from Reus' pass was the icing on the cake following an outstanding team display.
Man of the match
With a goal and an assist to dash Hertha's hopes of fighting back, Reus was the decisive figure in attack for Dortmund.
It will be the third time in the last five years that Dortmund face Bayern in the DFB Cup final. Bayern triumphed 2-0 in the title-decider two years ago, while BVB won 5-2 in 2012.
- Dortmund had 19 shots on goal compared to Hertha's five.
- Collectively, the visitors won 54 per cent of all challenges.
- Mkhitaryan is currently the leading scorer in this season's DFB Cup with five goals.
Hertha: Jarstein – Weiser, Stark, Brooks, Plattenhardt – Lustenberger, Skjelbred – Haraguchi (Schieber 65'), Hegeler (Baumjohann 62'), Kalou – Ibisevic
Coach: Pal Dardai
Dortmund: Bürki – Piszczek, Bender, Hummels, Schmelzer (Durm 84') – Weigl – Mkhitaryan, Kagawa, Castro (Gündogan 77'), Reus – Ramos
Coach: Thomas Tuchel