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Played
December 21, 2013 8:00 PM IST
Signal-Iduna-Park — Dortmund
Referee:‬ P. Gagelmann‎
Attendance:‬ 80645‎
 
7′ Marco Reus
Adrian Ramos 23′
 
Sami Allagui 45′
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Sami Allagui
Sami Allagui
Hertha BSC
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Dortmund 1-2 Hertha Berlin: BVB lose third straight home game

Marco Reus gave Jurgen Klopp's side the lead on Saturday but a remarkable turnaround saw the visitors score two goals before the break and take all three points

Marco Reus Fabian Lustenberger Hajime Hosogai Borussia Dortmund v Hertha Bundes League 12222013
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Borussia Dortmund lost their third straight home game in the Bundesliga as they were beaten 2-1 by Hertha Berlin.

It is the first time Dortmund have lost three consecutive home league games since March 2000 and they have now claimed just one win in six Bundesliga outings, with the result leaving them 12 points adrift of leaders Bayern Munich going into the winter break.

Marco Reus looked to have set the hosts on their way to a much-needed three points when he slotted home in the seventh minute, but the visitors struck back midway through the half when Adrian Ramos swept in a cross from close range.

A catastrophic error from Marian Sarr, making just his second league start of the season, then let in Sami Allagui in the final minute of the first period as the visitors turned the match around.

Dortmund made four changes from last week's 2-2 draw against Hoffenheim, with goalkeeper Roman Weidenfeller and midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan among those to return, while the visitors made three alterations, including a first team debut for 18-year-old goalkeeper Marius Gersbeck.

Reus gave his side the perfect start, running on to Sebastian Kehl's lofted pass to slot the ball under the advancing Gersbeck from an angle, with the goalkeeper needlessly rushing from his line as Reus ran wide of goal.

Gersbeck went some way to redeeming himself five minutes later, though, by brilliantly denying Robert Lewandowski.

Weidenfeller had to be alert at the other end to charge from his line and block Ramos' effort following a poor backpass from Kevin Grosskreutz.

Hertha pulled level in the 23rd minute as Allagui robbed Erik Durm near halfway, advanced forward and delivered a perfect cross that Ramos was able to tuck home from six yards for his 11th Bundesliga goal of the season and his fourth in three matches.

On the stroke of half-time, a piece of disastrous defending from Sarr handed the visitors the lead.

The 18-year-old dallied on the ball 40 yards from goal and was robbed by Allagui, who was composed in rounding Weidenfeller and slotting the ball into an empty net.

Sarr was replaced by Lukasz Piszczek at the interval but Dortmund continued to struggle to break down the Hertha defence in the second period, Sokratis Papastathopoulos heading into the ground and over the crossbar in the 55th minute.

Substitute Jonas Hofmann forced a flying save from Gersbeck 10 minutes later with a rasping effort from the edge of the box as the hosts looked to exert greater pressure.

Despite dominating possession in the closing stages, they could not break down a resolute Hertha outfit, who claimed their third successive victory.


Borussia Dortmund

1
Roman Weidenfeller
Goalkeeper
3.00
24
Marian Sarr
Defender
46′ 47′
1.50
25
3.00
37
Erik Durm
Defender
2.50
5
Sebastian Kehl
Midfielder
7′ 77′
2.50
10
Henrikh Mkhitaryan
Midfielder
2.50
11
Marco Reus
Midfielder
7′
3.00
16
1.50
18
Nuri Sahin
Midfielder
91′
3.00
19
Kevin Großkreutz
Midfielder
3.00
9
3.00

Hertha BSC

3.00
35
3.50
2
3.50
3
3.00
7
Hajime Hosogai
Midfielder
81′
3.00
20
Marcel Ndjeng
Midfielder
3.00
13
4.00
17
Tolga Cigerci
Midfielder
50′ 90′
2.50
26
Nico Schulz
Midfielder
4.00
28
4.00
11
3.50
20

Substitutes

20
 - 
2
 - 
21
Oliver Kirch
Midfielder
 - 
26
2.50
7
Jonas Hofmann
Midfielder
56′
3.00
23
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Substitutes

 - 
37
Philip Sprint
Goalkeeper
 - 
6
3.00
18
Peter Niemeyer
Midfielder
69′
 - 
24
Peer Kluge
Midfielder
 - 
34
Hany Mukhtar
Midfielder
 - 
33

Coach/Manager

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Coach/Manager

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Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Robert Lewandowski Robert Lewandowski
Striker
Borussia Dortmund
17 4
Mario Mandzukic Mario Mandzukic
Striker
FC Bayern München
17 0
Adrian Ramos Adrian Ramos
Striker
Hertha BSC
16 3
Josip Drmic Josip Drmic
Striker
FC Nürnberg
16 2
Stefan Kießling Stefan Kießling
Striker
Bayer Leverkusen
15 2