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Hertha BSC 3-0 Bor Monchengladbach

Hertha Berlin forward Salomon Kalou celebrates scoring against Borussia Monchengladbach
Salomon Kalou scored 60 goals during six years at Chelsea before leaving in 2012

Former Chelsea forward Salomon Kalou scored a hat-trick as Hertha Berlin swept aside Borussia Monchengladbach to go third in the Bundesliga.

Kalou, 31, opened his account for the season after heading home Mitchell Weiser's cross before pouncing on a defensive error to double the lead.

Borussia, held 1-1 by Celtic in the Champions League on Tuesday, had midfielder Christoph Kramer sent off for two yellow cards before half-time.

Kalou's third came after a Weiser pass.

The Ivory Coast international helped Chelsea win four FA Cups, one Premier League title and the Champions League between 2006 and 2012.

Kalou joined Hertha Berlin in 2014 for an undisclosed fee after two years in France with Lille.

Borussia Monchengladbach, who finished fourth in the Bundesliga last season, are in mid-table after failing to win - or score - in their last five league games.

Line-ups

Hertha Berlin

  • 22Jarstein
  • 2Pekarík
  • 5StarkBooked at 45mins
  • 25Brooks
  • 34MittelstädtBooked at 64mins
  • 3Skjelbred
  • 28LustenbergerSubstituted forRodrigues de Souzaat 56'minutes
  • 23Weiser
  • 8KalouSubstituted forKurtat 86'minutes
  • 24HaraguchiSubstituted forSchieberat 71'minutes
  • 19Ibisevic

Substitutes

  • 1Kraft
  • 7Esswein
  • 11Allagui
  • 13Hegeler
  • 16Schieber
  • 18Kurt
  • 20Rodrigues de Souza

B Mgladbach

  • 1Sommer
  • 30Elvedi
  • 4Vestergaard
  • 24Jantschke
  • 7HerrmannSubstituted forJohnsonat 34'minutes
  • 5StroblBooked at 43minsSubstituted forKorbat 45'minutes
  • 6KramerBooked at 39mins
  • 17WendtBooked at 29mins
  • 23HofmannSubstituted forT Hazardat 85'minutes
  • 13Stindl
  • 11Raffael

Substitutes

  • 8Dahoud
  • 10T Hazard
  • 14Schulz
  • 19Johnson
  • 21Sippel
  • 27Korb
  • 28Hahn
Referee:
Tobias Stieler
Attendance:
51,934

Match Stats

Home TeamHertha BerlinAway TeamB Mgladbach
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home12
Away11
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away1
Fouls
Home14
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Hertha Berlin 3, Borussia Mönchengladbach 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Hertha Berlin 3, Borussia Mönchengladbach 0.

Attempt missed. John Brooks (Hertha Berlin) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Mitchell Weiser with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Hertha Berlin. Conceded by Nico Elvedi.

Attempt blocked. Vedad Ibisevic (Hertha Berlin) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Mitchell Weiser.

Foul by Raffael (Borussia Mönchengladbach).

Julian Schieber (Hertha Berlin) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Thorgan Hazard (Borussia Mönchengladbach) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Peter Pekarík (Hertha Berlin).

Substitution

Substitution, Hertha Berlin. Sinan Kurt replaces Salomon Kalou.

Substitution

Substitution, Borussia Mönchengladbach. Thorgan Hazard replaces Jonas Hofmann.

Goal!

Goal! Hertha Berlin 3, Borussia Mönchengladbach 0. Salomon Kalou (Hertha Berlin) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Mitchell Weiser with a through ball.

Foul by Nico Elvedi (Borussia Mönchengladbach).

Salomon Kalou (Hertha Berlin) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Offside, Hertha Berlin. Salomon Kalou tries a through ball, but Mitchell Weiser is caught offside.

Foul by Lars Stindl (Borussia Mönchengladbach).

John Brooks (Hertha Berlin) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Raffael (Borussia Mönchengladbach) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt saved. Lars Stindl (Borussia Mönchengladbach) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Fabian Johnson.

Raffael (Borussia Mönchengladbach) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Julian Schieber (Hertha Berlin).

Attempt missed. Maximilian Mittelstädt (Hertha Berlin) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high. Assisted by Mitchell Weiser following a fast break.

Corner, Borussia Mönchengladbach. Conceded by Rune Jarstein.

Attempt saved. Jannik Vestergaard (Borussia Mönchengladbach) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Raffael.

Foul by Vedad Ibisevic (Hertha Berlin).

Lars Stindl (Borussia Mönchengladbach) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Maximilian Mittelstädt (Hertha Berlin).

Fabian Johnson (Borussia Mönchengladbach) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Hertha Berlin. Peter Pekarík tries a through ball, but Vedad Ibisevic is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Hertha Berlin. Julian Schieber replaces Genki Haraguchi.

Foul by Maximilian Mittelstädt (Hertha Berlin).

Julian Korb (Borussia Mönchengladbach) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Fabian Johnson (Borussia Mönchengladbach) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Oscar Wendt.

Foul by Genki Haraguchi (Hertha Berlin).

Lars Stindl (Borussia Mönchengladbach) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Genki Haraguchi (Hertha Berlin) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Salomon Kalou.

Attempt blocked. Fabian Johnson (Borussia Mönchengladbach) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Lars Stindl.

Booking

Maximilian Mittelstädt (Hertha Berlin) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Maximilian Mittelstädt (Hertha Berlin).

Fabian Johnson (Borussia Mönchengladbach) wins a free kick on the right wing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bayern Munich97202351823
2RB Leipzig96301761121
3Hertha Berlin106221710720
4Hoffenheim95401710719
5Köln95311661018
6B Dortmund943220101015
7Frankfurt9432138515
8Freiburg95041313015
9Mainz94231615114
10B Leverkusen94141313013
11B Mgladbach103341015-512
12Schalke92251011-18
13Augsburg9225814-68
14Darmstadt9225817-98
15Werder Bremen92161124-137
16Wolfsburg9135613-76
17Ingolstadt9027719-122
18Hamburg9027218-162
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