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Hertha BerlinHertha Berlin4Union Berlin1. FC Union Berlin0

Bundesliga: Hertha thrash Union Berlin in derby

Vedad Ibisevic
Vedad Ibisevic has scored in every Bundesliga season since 2006

Four goals in 26 second-half minutes crushed Union Berlin and gave Hertha a derby victory in a silent Olympic Stadium.

November's first Bundesliga meeting between sides from east and west Berlin was held up for 10 minutes after raucous fans threw fireworks on to the pitch.

But it was silence that met the sides on Friday night.

And after a stale first half, Hertha got revenge for that defeat with a dominant performance.

Veteran striker Vedad Ibisevic headed in a wonderful cross from Marvin Plattenhardt to open the scoring and within a minute Dodi Lukebakio rounded goalkeeper Rafal Gikiewicz to double the lead.

Ibisevic then set up Matheus Cunha to curl in his fourth in four games before former Manchester City defender Dedryck Boyata completed the thrashing with a header from Plattenhardt's corner.

The win is Hertha's biggest win at home in the Bundesliga since August 2013.


Hertha Berlin

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 22Jarstein
  • 2Pekarík
  • 20Boyata
  • 25Torunarigha
  • 21Plattenhardt
  • 3SkjelbredSubstituted forSamardzicat 81'minutes
  • 15GrujicBooked at 67mins
  • 28LukebakioBooked at 43minsSubstituted forDilrosunat 75'minutes
  • 6DaridaSubstituted forMaierat 80'minutes
  • 26Matheus CunhaSubstituted forMittelstädtat 66'minutes
  • 19IbisevicSubstituted forPiatekat 75'minutes


  • 7Piatek
  • 12Smarsch
  • 13Klünter
  • 16Dilrosun
  • 17Mittelstädt
  • 23Maier
  • 31Dárdai
  • 33Ngankam
  • 40Samardzic

Union Berlin

Formation 3-4-2-1

  • 1Gikiewicz
  • 5Friedrich
  • 19Hübner
  • 29ParensenBooked at 9mins
  • 28Trimmel
  • 21Prömel
  • 30AndrichSubstituted forKroosat 72'minutes
  • 14ReichelSubstituted forRyersonat 63'minutes
  • 32IngvartsenSubstituted forUjahat 57'minutes
  • 15BülterSubstituted forMalliat 63'minutes
  • 10AnderssonSubstituted forPolterat 71'minutes


  • 3Subotic
  • 6Ryerson
  • 8Mees
  • 9Polter
  • 11Ujah
  • 18Malli
  • 23Kroos
  • 34Gentner
  • 35Nicolas
Harm Osmers

Match Stats

Home TeamHertha BerlinAway TeamUnion Berlin
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Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Hertha Berlin 4, 1. FC Union Berlin 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Hertha Berlin 4, 1. FC Union Berlin 0.

  3. Post update

    Offside, 1. FC Union Berlin. Anthony Ujah tries a through ball, but Sebastian Polter is caught offside.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Jordan Torunarigha (Hertha Berlin).

  5. Post update

    Yunus Malli (1. FC Union Berlin) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Hertha Berlin. Conceded by Marvin Friedrich.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Javairô Dilrosun (Hertha Berlin) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Hertha Berlin. Lazar Samardzic replaces Per Skjelbred.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Hertha Berlin. Arne Maier replaces Vladimír Darida.

  10. Post update

    Javairô Dilrosun (Hertha Berlin) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Anthony Ujah (1. FC Union Berlin).

  12. Goal!

    Goal! Hertha Berlin 4, 1. FC Union Berlin 0. Dedryck Boyata (Hertha Berlin) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Marvin Plattenhardt with a cross following a corner.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Hertha Berlin. Conceded by Marvin Friedrich.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Hertha Berlin. Javairô Dilrosun replaces Dodi Lukébakio.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Hertha Berlin. Krzysztof Piatek replaces Vedad Ibisevic.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Vedad Ibisevic (Hertha Berlin).

  17. Post update

    Marvin Friedrich (1. FC Union Berlin) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  18. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Christopher Trimmel (1. FC Union Berlin) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Sebastian Polter.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, 1. FC Union Berlin. Felix Kroos replaces Robert Andrich.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, 1. FC Union Berlin. Sebastian Polter replaces Sebastian Andersson.

As It Stood

1Bayern Munich26184475264958
2B Dortmund26166472333954
3B Mgladbach26164652312152
4RB Leipzig26149363273651
5B Leverkusen26155649311850
10Hertha Berlin2797113948-934
12Union Berlin2793153247-1530
17Werder Bremen2546152859-3118
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