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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.

Line-ups

Hertha Berlin

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

Substitutes

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

Bayern Munich

  • 1Neuer
  • 13RafinhaBooked 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 forJavi Martínezat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Ribéry
  • 8Javi Martínez
  • 14Alonso
  • 26Ulreich
  • 27Alaba
  • 29Coman
Referee:
Marco Fritz
Attendance:
76,233

Match Stats

Home TeamHertha BerlinAway TeamBayern Munich
Possession
Home25%
Away75%
Shots
Home9
Away6
Shots on Target
Home0
Away6
Corners
Home1
Away3
Fouls
Home9
Away17

Live Text

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

Full Time

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

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

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

Substitution

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

Substitution

Substitution, Hertha Berlin. Florian Kohls replaces Tolga Cigerci.

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.

Booking

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

Foul by Thiago Alcántara (FC Bayern München).

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

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

Foul by Niklas Stark (Hertha Berlin).

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

Foul by Mitchell Weiser (Hertha Berlin).

Foul by Arturo Vidal (FC Bayern München).

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

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.

Corner, FC Bayern München. Conceded by Thomas Kraft.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

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

Foul by Mario Götze (FC Bayern München).

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

Foul by Robert Lewandowski (FC Bayern München).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Hertha Berlin. Salomon Kalou replaces Valentin Stocker.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Maximilian Mittelstädt (Hertha Berlin) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Bayern München. Franck Ribéry replaces Thomas Müller.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Bayern München. David Alaba replaces Rafinha.

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

Attempt blocked. Niklas Stark (Hertha Berlin) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Booking

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

Foul by Arturo Vidal (FC Bayern München).

Sebastian Langkamp (Hertha Berlin) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Thiago Alcántara (FC Bayern München).

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

Thomas Müller (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Marvin Plattenhardt (Hertha Berlin).

Goal!

Goal! Hertha Berlin 0, FC Bayern München 1. Arturo Vidal (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Mario Götze.

Second Half

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

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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

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bayern Munich31263274146081
2B Dortmund31235375304574
3B Leverkusen31166950351554
4Hertha Berlin31147104038249
5B Mgladbach301431359471245
6Mainz30136114239345
7Schalke31136124346-345
8Köln311010113640-440
9Ingolstadt311010112935-640
10Wolfsburg31109124243-139
11Hamburg31107143744-737
12Augsburg3199134048-836
13Darmstadt31811123548-1335
14Hoffenheim30810123545-1034
15Stuttgart3196164663-1733
16Werder Bremen3187164363-2031
17Frankfurt3069152949-2027
18Hannover3164212856-2822
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