German Bundesliga
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Borussia Dortmund 1-0 Hertha Berlin: Emre Can scores winner

Emre Can scores for Borussia Dortmund
Emre Can scored his second goal since joining Dortmund in January

Emre Can scored a second-half winner as Borussia Dortmund maintained slim hopes of winning the Bundesliga title by edging to victory over Hertha Berlin.

Ex-Liverpool man Can stroked in from the edge of the area following Julian Brandt's header down into his path.

Thorgan Hazard sliced wide but Dortmund - without injured striker Erling Braut Haaland - failed to create clear-cut chances in a goalless first half.

Jadon Sancho should have netted but side-footed wide from six yards out.

Hertha could have taken the lead themselves but Alexander Esswein curled just wide of the far post from the angle.

Dortmund are seven points behind Bayern Munich, who beat Bayer Leverkusen 4-2, but the league leaders need just two wins from four games to guarantee an eighth straight Bundesliga crown.

Line-ups

B Dortmund

Formation 3-4-2-1

  • 1Bürki
  • 26Piszczek
  • 27Can
  • 16Akanji
  • 5Hakimi
  • 28WitselSubstituted forBalerdiat 80'minutes
  • 6Delaney
  • 13GuerreiroSubstituted forSchmelzerat 90'minutes
  • 7Sancho
  • 23T HazardSubstituted forMoreyat 79'minutes
  • 19BrandtSubstituted forReynaat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Rente
  • 18Balerdi
  • 22Morey
  • 29Schmelzer
  • 30Pherai
  • 32Reyna
  • 33Führich
  • 35Hitz
  • 37Raschl

Hertha Berlin

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 22Jarstein
  • 2Pekarík
  • 20Boyata
  • 25Torunarigha
  • 17Mittelstädt
  • 15GrujicSubstituted forMaierat 88'minutes
  • 3SkjelbredSubstituted forPiatekat 62'minutesBooked at 77mins
  • 28LukebakioSubstituted forNgankamat 45'minutes
  • 6Darida
  • 16DilrosunSubstituted forEssweinat 30'minutesBooked at 76minsSubstituted forSamardzicat 88'minutes
  • 19Ibisevic

Substitutes

  • 5Stark
  • 7Piatek
  • 9Esswein
  • 12Smarsch
  • 13Klünter
  • 23Maier
  • 31Dárdai
  • 33Ngankam
  • 40Samardzic
Referee:
Harm Osmers

Match Stats

Home TeamB DortmundAway TeamHertha Berlin
Possession
Home64%
Away36%
Shots
Home13
Away4
Shots on Target
Home3
Away1
Corners
Home6
Away0
Fouls
Home7
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Borussia Dortmund 1, Hertha Berlin 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Borussia Dortmund 1, Hertha Berlin 0.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Borussia Dortmund. Marcel Schmelzer replaces Raphael Guerreiro.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Raphael Guerreiro.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Hertha Berlin. Lazar Samardzic replaces Alexander Esswein.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Hertha Berlin. Arne Maier replaces Marko Grujic.

  7. Post update

    Raphael Guerreiro (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Jessic Ngankam (Hertha Berlin).

  9. Post update

    Foul by Achraf Hakimi (Borussia Dortmund).

  10. Post update

    Vladimír Darida (Hertha Berlin) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Lukasz Piszczek (Borussia Dortmund) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Jadon Sancho with a cross.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Borussia Dortmund. Conceded by Dedryck Boyata.

  13. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Emre Can (Borussia Dortmund) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Borussia Dortmund. Conceded by Jordan Torunarigha.

  15. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Raphael Guerreiro with a headed pass.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Borussia Dortmund. Leonardo Balerdi replaces Axel Witsel.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Borussia Dortmund. Mateu Morey replaces Thorgan Hazard.

  18. Post update

    Offside, Borussia Dortmund. Emre Can tries a through ball, but Thorgan Hazard is caught offside.

  19. Booking

    Krzysztof Piatek (Hertha Berlin) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  20. Post update

    Achraf Hakimi (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 6th June 2020

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bayern Munich30224490306070
2B Dortmund30196581354663
3RB Leipzig301611375324359
4B Mgladbach30175857362156
5B Leverkusen30175856401656
6Hoffenheim30127114250-843
7Wolfsburg2911994136542
8Freiburg30118113941-241
9Hertha Berlin30108124351-838
10Schalke29910103446-1237
11Frankfurt30105154955-635
12Köln29104154656-1034
13Augsburg2987144056-1631
14Union Berlin2994163452-1831
15Mainz3094173962-2331
16Düsseldorf30610143360-2728
17Werder Bremen2967163062-3225
18Paderborn3048183362-2920
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