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2020-21 German Bundesliga
  • Julian Brandt (54')
  • Youssoufa Moukoko (90'+1')
  • Vladimír Darida (80')

Dortmund back in Champions League race with 2-0 win over Hertha

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Dortmund torments Hertha goalkeeper in 2-0 win (1:32)

Borussia Dortmund takes care of 10-man Hertha Berlin thanks in part to a whacky blunder from the goalkeeper. (1:32)

Borussia Dortmund scored twice in the second half in a 2-0 victory over visitors Hertha Berlin on Saturday to grab their third Bundesliga win in the last four games and move back into fifth place.

Julian Brandt tried his luck from 25 metres in the 54th minute and Hertha keeper Rune Jarstein completely misjudged the ball as it flew through his hands and into the goal.

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Sixteen-year-old Youssoufa Moukoko then fired in from a tight angle in stoppage time for his third goal of the season.

Dortmund, who are through to the Champions League quarter-finals, had the upper hand throughout and also hit the woodwork three times through captain Marco Reus in the first half, Mo Dahoud's deflected cross on the hour and Giovanni Reyna's 89th-minute close-range effort.

Reus was clumsily felled from behind by Vladimir Darida in the 81st minute with the Czech given a straight red card and the Dortmund captain taken off injured a little later.

The win lifted Edin Terzic's team, who lost 4-2 to Bayern Munich last week, back into Champions League contention and into fifth place on 42 points, one behind fourth-placed Eintracht Frankfurt, who take on RB Leipzig on Sunday.

Bayern are top of the table on 58 points, five ahead of second-placed Leipzig.

German Bundesliga Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Bayern Munich 34 +55 78
2 RB Leipzig 34 +28 65
3 Borussia Dortmund 34 +29 64
4 VfL Wolfsburg 34 +24 61
5 Eintracht Frankfurt 34 +16 60
6 Bayer Leverkusen 34 +14 52
7 FC Union Berlin 34 +7 50
8 Borussia Monchengladbach 34 +8 49
9 VfB Stuttgart 34 +1 45
10 SC Freiburg 34 0 45
11 TSG Hoffenheim 34 -2 43
12 Mainz 34 -17 39
13 FC Augsburg 34 -18 36
14 Hertha Berlin 34 -11 35
15 Arminia Bielefeld 34 -26 35
16 FC Cologne 34 -26 33
17 Werder Bremen 34 -21 31
18 Schalke 04 34 -61 16