German Bundesliga
Bayern Munich3Hertha Berlin0

Bayern Munich 3-0 Hertha BSC

Franck Ribery
Franck Ribery opens the scoring for Bayern after twisting his way through the Hertha defence

Bayern Munich maintained their perfect start to the season as they moved back to the top of the Bundesliga with a comfortable victory over Hertha Berlin.

Franck Ribery showed deft skill to swerve past two Hertha defenders and shoot low underneath Rune Jarstein as Bayern went ahead on 16 minutes.

Thiago Alcantara doubled their lead as he took advantage of a defensive lapse from the visitors in the area.

Moments later, Arjen Robben secured victory with a curling strike.

It was the Dutch international's first appearance of the season after overcoming a long-term groin injury and he capped it with a typical Robben finish, cutting in from the right to bend a left-footed shot inside the far post.

Hertha also came into the game, having won all three matches so far this season, but were outclassed by a dominant Bayern who reclaimed top spot from Borussia Dortmund, who beat Wolfsburg 5-1 on Tuesday.

Elsewhere, RB Leipzig were held at home 1-1 by Borussia Monchengladbach thanks to Fabian Johnson's late equaliser while Cologne moved up to second in the table with a 3-1 victory over strugglers Schalke.

Bayern Leverkusen played out a goalless draw against Augsburg and bottom side Werder Bremen once again failed to win as they were beaten 2-1 at home by Mainz.

Line-ups

Bayern Munich

  • 1Neuer
  • 21Lahm
  • 17BoatengSubstituted forHummelsat 63'minutes
  • 8Javi Martínez
  • 27Alaba
  • 6Thiago Alcántara
  • 14Alonso
  • 23VidalBooked at 80mins
  • 25MüllerSubstituted forRobbenat 65'minutes
  • 9Lewandowski
  • 7RibérySubstituted forComanat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Hummels
  • 10Robben
  • 13Rafinha
  • 26Ulreich
  • 29Coman
  • 32Kimmich
  • 35Renato Sanches

Hertha Berlin

  • 22Jarstein
  • 2Pekarík
  • 15Langkamp
  • 5Stark
  • 21Plattenhardt
  • 28Lustenberger
  • 24Haraguchi
  • 23WeiserSubstituted forAllaguiat 84'minutes
  • 20Rodrigues de Souza
  • 7EssweinSubstituted forStockerat 59'minutes
  • 19IbisevicSubstituted forSchieberat 59'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Kraft
  • 3Skjelbred
  • 11Allagui
  • 13Hegeler
  • 14Stocker
  • 16Schieber
  • 18Kurt
Referee:
Marco Fritz
Attendance:
75,000

Match Stats

Home TeamBayern MunichAway TeamHertha Berlin
Possession
Home76%
Away24%
Shots
Home16
Away2
Shots on Target
Home7
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away2
Fouls
Home9
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, FC Bayern München 3, Hertha Berlin 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, FC Bayern München 3, Hertha Berlin 0.

Attempt saved. Sami Allagui (Hertha Berlin) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Valentin Stocker.

Attempt saved. Philipp Lahm (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Arjen Robben.

Corner, FC Bayern München. Conceded by Fabian Lustenberger.

Substitution

Substitution, Hertha Berlin. Sami Allagui replaces Mitchell Weiser.

Arjen Robben (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Niklas Stark (Hertha Berlin).

Booking

Arturo Vidal (FC Bayern München) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Arturo Vidal (FC Bayern München).

Mitchell Weiser (Hertha Berlin) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Bayern München. Kingsley Coman replaces Franck Ribéry.

Corner, Hertha Berlin. Conceded by Javi Martínez.

Corner, Hertha Berlin. Conceded by Philipp Lahm.

Goal!

Goal! FC Bayern München 3, Hertha Berlin 0. Arjen Robben (FC Bayern München) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Thiago Alcántara.

Goal!

Goal! FC Bayern München 2, Hertha Berlin 0. Thiago Alcántara (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

Offside, FC Bayern München. Thiago Alcántara tries a through ball, but Robert Lewandowski is caught offside.

Franck Ribéry (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Fabian Lustenberger (Hertha Berlin).

Substitution

Substitution, FC Bayern München. Arjen Robben replaces Thomas Müller.

Attempt blocked. Philipp Lahm (FC Bayern München) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Thomas Müller.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Bayern München. Mats Hummels replaces Jérôme Boateng.

Attempt saved. Valentin Stocker (Hertha Berlin) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Mitchell Weiser.

Substitution

Substitution, Hertha Berlin. Valentin Stocker replaces Alexander Esswein.

Substitution

Substitution, Hertha Berlin. Julian Schieber replaces Vedad Ibisevic.

Foul by Thiago Alcántara (FC Bayern München).

Mitchell Weiser (Hertha Berlin) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Arturo Vidal (FC Bayern München).

Peter Pekarík (Hertha Berlin) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, FC Bayern München. Conceded by Fabian Lustenberger.

Attempt blocked. David Alaba (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Franck Ribéry.

Hand ball by Alexander Esswein (Hertha Berlin).

Arturo Vidal (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alexander Esswein (Hertha Berlin).

Foul by Xabi Alonso (FC Bayern München).

Vedad Ibisevic (Hertha Berlin) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Second Half

Second Half begins FC Bayern München 1, Hertha Berlin 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, FC Bayern München 1, Hertha Berlin 0.

Offside, FC Bayern München. Philipp Lahm tries a through ball, but Thomas Müller is caught offside.

Robert Lewandowski (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Wednesday 21st September 2016

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bayern Munich44001411312
2Köln431081710
3B Dortmund4301133109
4Frankfurt43015239
5Hertha Berlin43016429
6RB Leipzig42208358
7Mainz421110827
8B Mgladbach42118627
9Freiburg420256-16
10Wolfsburg412135-25
11Hoffenheim40407704
12B Leverkusen41125504
13Augsburg411236-34
14Darmstadt411229-74
15Ingolstadt401328-61
16Hamburg401329-71
17Schalke400418-70
18Werder Bremen4004314-110
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