Hertha BSC v Union Berlin - as it happened
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FT: Hertha Berlin 4-0 Union Berlin. A very comfortable win for Hertha as they claim the bragging rights.
2 minutes added time.
Dilrosun puts his free-kick over the bar.
Hertha sub: Skjelbred off for Samardzic.
Hertha sub: Maier on for Darida.
And Hertha make it 4-0. Plattenhardt swings in the corner and Boyata makes it 4-0. Easy stuff.
Hertha sub: Dilrosun on for Lukebakio.
Hertha sub: Ibisevic off for Piatek.
Union sub: Andersson off for Polter.
Union sub: Kroos on for Andrich.
Andrich has a shot that goes over the bar.
Grujic is booked for a foul on Promel.
Hertha sub: Mittelstadt on for Cunha.
Pekarik has a very ambitious effort from about 30 yards out that goes miles over.
Union sub: Buelter off for Malli.
Union sub: Reichel off for Ryerson.
And that's the game surely over now. The ball is played to Cunha at the edge of the box, and he fires into the bottom corner.
Union Berlin were in the match, but they are now out of it in just a matter of seconds.
Union sub: Ujah on for Ingvartsen.
Incredible. Ibisevic plays it through to Lukebakio and he rounds the keeper and slots it home. 2-0.
And Hertha have taken the lead. Plattenhardt crosses and Ibisevic heads it in.
And we're back!!!
HT: Hertha Berlin 0-0 Union Berlin. Hertha have been the better side but they haven't been clinical enough. Alll to play for in the second half.
Andrich's free-kick goes just over the bar.
Lukebakio is booked for a foul. Could be a big chance for Hertha.
Good chance for Cunha but his shot from inside the box is saved by the Union Berlin keeper.
In all honesty, it looks like we will be heading into the break level...
The corner comes in and Grujic heads it way wide.
Good chance for Hertha. Ibisevic crosses in for Cunha whose cheeky backheel attempt is saved and out for a corner.
Grujic is actually on loan from Liverpool. He has played 14 times for the Reds.
Grujic has a wayward effort from about 35 yards out that goes into row Z.
First chance of the game. Ibisevic flicks the ball on to Lukebakio who is through on goal, but Gikiewicz gets down well and makes a good save with his legs.
Closest we have come and its not even that close. The free-kick comes in for Union and Bulter's looping header doesn't trouble Gikiewicz at all and goes far over the bar.
Still no chances yet. Not much to report on.
Teams just knocking the ball about trying to find a foothold in the match. You can hear everything that the fans and coaches are saying as there are no fans.
And we're off.
A minutes silence for those that have sadly passed away due to this terrible pandemic.
Olympiastadion has an escalator in the tunnel. Some players taking the stairs while one takes the escalator.
Hertha are 11th while Union are 12th. A Hertha win takes them up to 10th, while Union would also move up to 10th.
Peculiar circumstances here. When German was divided between the West and East, the sides were in different countries despite being in the same city. Hertha Berlin was in West Germany while Union Berlin was in East Germany.
Union Berlin won the last meeting between these sides 1-0 in November. It is their first season in the Bundesliga.
Union Berlin: Gikiewicz; Friedrich, Hubner, Parensen; Trimmel, Andrich, Promel, Reichel; Ingvartsen, Bulter; Andersson
Hertha: Jarstein; Pekarik, Boyata, Torunarigha, Plattenhadt; Skjelbred, Grujic; Lukebakio, Darida, Cunha; Ibisevic
Hello and welcome to Berlin for this match between Hertha Berlin and Union Berlin. It's the first ever meeting between the sides at the Olympiastadion in the Bundesliga. Team news to come.