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Hertha Berlin 0-2 Bayern Munich

Arturo Vidal
Arturo Vidal's goal was his third in his last four appearances

Bayern Munich need one more win to secure a fourth Bundesliga title in a row as Arturo Vidal and Douglas Costa scored to beat Hertha Berlin.

Chile midfielder Vidal struck early in the second half when his 20-yard shot was deflected past keeper Thomas Kraft.

Brazil winger Costa made sure of victory with a spectacular shot into the top corner 11 minutes from the end.

That would have made Bayern champions had Borussia Dortmund lost, but Thomas Tuchel's side won 3-0 at Stuttgart.

Shinji Kagawa, Christian Pulisic and Henrik Mkhitaryan scored for Dortmund, who trail Bayern by seven points with three games each to play.

Vidal's goal brought a redemption of sorts, after he was criticised heavily for diving in midweek.

The midfielder dived to win a penalty as Bayern beat Werder Bremen 2-0 in their DFB-Pokal semi-final on Tuesday night, with the referee who awarded the kick later apologising for his error and even manager Pep Guardiola admitting that it was the wrong decision.

Guardiola rested captain Philipp Lahm with Wednesday's Champions League semi-final first leg trip to Atletico Madrid to consider, but still put out a strong side.

Hertha, seeking to qualify for next season's Champions League, threatened the leaders' goal only rarely, with former Bayern forward Mitchell Weiser seeing a first-half penalty appeal rejected as his shot struck Serdar Tasci on the arm.

After Vidal's opener, Kraft made a superb save to deny Robert Lewandowski, but was helpless to do anything about Costa's effort.


Hertha Berlin

Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 1Kraft
  • 2Pekarík
  • 15Langkamp
  • 28Lustenberger
  • 21Plattenhardt
  • 5Stark
  • 34Mittelstädt
  • 20Weiser
  • 17CigerciSubstituted forKohlsat 83'minutes
  • 14StockerSubstituted forKalouat 64'minutes
  • 19IbisevicSubstituted forSchieberat 45'minutes


  • 8Kalou
  • 9Baumjohann
  • 13Hegeler
  • 16Schieber
  • 23van den Bergh
  • 30Burchert
  • 31Kohls

Bayern Munich

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Neuer
  • 13Ferreira de SouzaBooked at 37minsSubstituted forAlabaat 57'minutes
  • 5Benatia
  • 4Tasci
  • 32Kimmich
  • 23VidalBooked at 52mins
  • 6Thiago AlcántaraBooked at 77mins
  • 25MüllerBooked at 41minsSubstituted forRibéryat 57'minutes
  • 19Götze
  • 11Douglas Costa
  • 9LewandowskiSubstituted forMartínez Aguinagaat 84'minutes


  • 7Ribéry
  • 8Martínez Aguinaga
  • 14Alonso
  • 26Ulreich
  • 27Alaba
  • 29Coman
Marco Fritz

Match Stats

Home TeamHertha BerlinAway TeamBayern Munich
Shots on Target

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Hertha Berlin 0, FC Bayern München 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Hertha Berlin 0, FC Bayern München 2.

  3. Post update

    Offside, FC Bayern München. Franck Ribéry tries a through ball, but David Alaba is caught offside.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Florian Kohls (Hertha Berlin) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is too high.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, FC Bayern München. Javi Martínez replaces Robert Lewandowski.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Hertha Berlin. Florian Kohls replaces Tolga Cigerci.

  7. Goal!

    Goal! Hertha Berlin 0, FC Bayern München 2. Douglas Costa (FC Bayern München) left footed shot from long range on the right to the top left corner. Assisted by Medhi Benatia.

  8. Booking

    Thiago Alcántara (FC Bayern München) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Thiago Alcántara (FC Bayern München).

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Foul by Niklas Stark (Hertha Berlin).

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Foul by Mitchell Weiser (Hertha Berlin).

  15. Post update

    Foul by Arturo Vidal (FC Bayern München).

  16. Post update

    Niklas Stark (Hertha Berlin) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Franck Ribéry (FC Bayern München) header from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Douglas Costa.

  18. Post update

    Corner, FC Bayern München. Conceded by Thomas Kraft.

  19. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  20. Post update

    Delay in match Douglas Costa (FC Bayern München) because of an injury.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 23rd April 2016

  • Hertha BerlinHertha Berlin0Bayern MunichBayern Munich2
  • Köln1. FC Köln4DarmstadtDarmstadt 981
  • IngolstadtFC Ingolstadt2HannoverHannover 962
  • StuttgartVfB Stuttgart0B DortmundBorussia Dortmund3
  • WolfsburgVfL Wolfsburg0AugsburgFC Augsburg2
  • SchalkeFC Schalke 042B LeverkusenBayer 04 Leverkusen3

As It Stood

1Bayern Munich31263274146081
2B Dortmund31235375304574
3B Leverkusen31166950351554
4Hertha Berlin31147104038249
5B Mgladbach301431359471245
16Werder Bremen3187164363-2031
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