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M. Schmelzer
Raphaël Guerreiro
A. Maier
M. Grujić
K. Piątek
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A. Esswein
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E. Can
J. Brandt
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63% 36%
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Shots On Target 3 1
Total Passes 745 420
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That is all we have time for. Until next time, goodbye.
Dortmund have also put some daylight between themselves and the chasing pack, with the race for the Champions League set to go down to the wire. Hertha, meanwhile, have had their unbeaten run ended at six matches.
A hard fought win for Dortmund, who – thanks to Can’s strike – have moved back to within seven points of Bayern Munich to keep their slim title hopes alive with four matches remaining.
90' + 1' We’re into the first of three minutes added time…
M. Schmelzer
Raphaël Guerreiro
90' Creating that chance for Sancho will be Guerreiro’s final act, as he makes way for Schmelzer.
90' CHANCE! There was the opportunity to finish it for Dortmund, but again Sancho fluffs his lines. He was superbly teed up by Guerreiro, yet despite being five yards out, he could not find a way beyond Jarstein, who rushed off his line to make the save.
A. Maier
M. Grujić
88' There’ll also be fresh legs in midfield, with Maier coming on in place of Grujic.
L. Samardžić
A. Esswein
88' A final roll of the dice for Hertha. First, Esswein – who only came on in the first half – is replaced by 18-year-old Samardzic.
86' Defensively, Hertha have only made one true slip up today, but going forward they have not offered enough to test Burki, with time quickly running out for them to salvage a result.
84' Piszczek meets the resulting corner – and outswinger from Sancho – but cannot generate enough power on his header to trouble Jarstein.
83' A huge penalty appeal from Dortmund after a strike from Can hits the arm of Boyata. However, there was little the Hertha defender could have done to move out of the way, and the hosts have to settle for a corner.
82' Despite Witsel going off, Can has not moved into midfield, with Balerdi, who can play in either position, has dropped in in place of the Belgian.
L. Balerdi
A. Witsel
80' Another change from Favre. Witsel, who has been superb in midfield, makes way for Balerdi.
Mateu Morey
T. Hazard
79' A second Dortmund substitution sees Hazard make way for Morey.
K. Piątek
Yellow Card
77' Piatek lunges in on Hakimi, completely missing the ball, and duly receives a booking.
A. Esswein
Yellow Card
76' A first booking of the game now, and it goes the way of Esswein, who took out Reyna 25 yards out from Hertha’s goal.
74' A promising Dortmund move involving Sancho, Hakimi and Reyna breaks down, handing Hertha a chance to break. However, the visitors take too long, and the opportunity goes begging.
72' Darida again tries his luck from range, though this time his effort is deflected and loops up harmlessly for Burki to collect.
70' Hertha are on the front foot now, having had to withstand another wave of Dortmund pressure. With Piatek on, the visitors certainly have plenty of threat up top.
G. Reyna
J. Brandt
68' A first change now from Favre. Brandt is off, with Reyna coming on.
66' Dortmund have not been at their best so far, but when Brandt, Hazard and Sancho have managed to link up, they have looked increasingly sharp as the match has worn on.
64' Space opens up for Darida on the edge of Dortmund’s box, but Witsel is swiftly on hand to lunge in and block the midfielder’s effort.
K. Piątek
P. Skjelbred
62' A change for Hertha. Skjelbred is off, with Piatek coming on.
60' As it stands, Dortmund are four points clear in second place. Favre will be desperate for his side to finish this match off with a second goal quickly, though.
J. Brandt
57' Can’s finish was cool and composed, yet the set up play has to be appreciated. Sancho fired in a lofted pass to Brandt, who leapt to cushion a header down into the feet of the former Juventus midfielder.
E. Can
57' GOOOOOAALLLLL!!! DORTMUND TAKE THE LEAD! Finally, the hosts have the breakthrough, as Can slots in from just inside the area after brilliant combination play from Brandt and Sancho.
55' CHANCE! Almost the opener for Hertha, as Esswein gets through and arrows a strike across the face of goal. Burki misses it, but it just flashes wide.
53' Almost another chance for Sancho, who very nearly got onto a pass from Brandt, but it was just cut out by a Hertha defender.
51' WHAT A MISS! How has that not gone in? A brilliant move from Dortmund sees Witsel release Hakimi, who drills a cross to the far post. Hazard cushions a wonderful touch back to Sancho, but from six yards out, he fails to keep his cool and hammers it wide.
48' Hertha are unbeaten in six Bundesliga games for the first time since the turn of the year in 2015-16 and have scored 16 goals in this run.
46' We are back up and running for the second half.
J. Ngankam
D. Lukébakio
46' Another enforced change for Hertha. Lukebakio has had to make way, with Ngankam coming on in his place.
Dortmund have seen over 60 per cent of the possession, yet Favre’s side must click up the intensity if they are to find a way through Hertha’s defence and capitalise on Leverkusen's defeat and RB Leipzig's draw with Paderborn.
A tightly fought first half, with few clear chances for either side. Hazard had the best one, flashing wide from close range after latching onto Guerreiro's cross, but so far Hertha have succeeded in frustrating Dortmund.
43' Hertha have certainly got braver as the half has wore on, though Dortmund still have the control. However, their visitors are remaining steadfast, snapping into challenges and preventing Favre’s side finding space upfield.
40' Dortmund are getting the most joy down the right, and once more Hakimi and Sancho combine. This time, it is the winger who gets through, but his first touch to take him beyond Boyata is just too heavy, allowing Jarstein to intervene.
38' It’s Guerreiro who takes it, but gets far too much power and pace on his cross-shot, sending it harmlessly over.
37' That’s a rash tackle from Esswein, who lunges in on Hakimi and concedes a free-kick right on the edge of Hertha’s area. The angle is tight for a shot, but Guerreiro and Hazard stand over it…
35' There is now more space appearing for Hertha on the break, with the visitors growing into this match. Conversely, with Dortmund’s front line staying high upfield, this game is becoming increasingly stretched.
33' No shots on target yet for Dortmund, underlining the excellent job Hertha have done defensively, despite seeing little of the ball themselves.
31' A first meaningful effort from Hertha, as Darida lets rip with a venomous strike from 25 yards out. Fortunately for Burki, there is not much swerve on it, and Dortmund’s goalkeeper makes a relatively simple save.
A. Esswein
J. Dilrosun
30' A problem for Dilrosun, who is unable to continue having seemingly sustained an injury. Esswein has replaced the winger.
29' Hakimi and Sancho link up down the right, with the latter laying a neat throughball off for the full-back, who drills in a low cross which Boyata does well to clear.
27' Dortmund have scored 80 goals after 29 Bundesliga matchdays for the first time ever – their record tally across an entire season is 82 goals, achieved under Thomas Tuchel in 2015-16.
24' CLOSE! Another big chance goes begging for Dortmund. Brandt is the forward who finds space this time, brilliantly engineering room for a shot on the edge of the box. But his effort does not match the quality of his first touch, and Jarstein watches it sail harmlessly wide.
22' HUGE CHANCE! Almost the curse of the commentator there for Hertha! A cross from Guerreiro finds its way through to Hazard, who sets himself and looks likely to drill home. However, under pressure from a defender, he snaps at his effort and sends it wide.
20' For all Dortmund’s control, they are yet to craft a clear-cut chance, and their best bet may well come by trying to draw Hertha out and catch them cold on the break.
18' Wonderful play from Sancho, as the winger gets Dortmund up the pitch with a fantastic run from deep, leaving defenders in his wake. The ball is then switched out to the opposite flank, but that gives Hertha time to get back in their shape.
15' Dortmund beat Hertha 2-1 in the reverse fixture, however they haven’t done the double over them in the Bundesliga since 2004-05.
13' Sancho returned to Dortmund’s starting line up in some style last time out, netting a hat-trick against Paderborn, and the England international has started brightly, mainly taking up a position down the left.
11' Hertha may be a team in form but Dortmund are playing with a real zip and prowess at the moment, with Sancho, Hazard and Brandt all picking up pockets of space in the final third.
9' Dortmund are unbeaten in each of their last five Bundesliga games against Hertha. They last enjoyed a longer unbeaten run – of seven matches – against them between 1982 and 1998.
7' A first chance for Dortmund, and it comes through Hakimi. The wing-back often finds himself in behind the opposition’s defence and this time is no different as the youngster gets down the right. His options for a pass are tight, however, so he elects to go for goal, drilling an effort into the side netting.
5' It has been a typically composed start from Dortmund, who are controlling possession. Perhaps they are being boosted by the crowd noise, which is being played over the tannoy despite the fact there are, of course, no fans in attendance.
3' Dortmund stars Sancho and Hakimi both paid tribute to George Floyd – amid the ongoing civil unrest in the United States – in the win over Paderborn, and during the warm up today, the Dortmund side all wore t-shirts bearing messages against racial discrimination. The entire squads and coaching staff of both teams also took a knee before kick-off.
1' KICK-OFF! We are up and running, with Hertha having got proceedings started.
The sides are out at Signal Iduna Park and we’re almost ready for kick-off.
No changes from Hertha boss Bruno Labbadia, who sticks with the side that started in the 2-0 win over Augsburg last time out, which means Piatek – who snatched a late second to seal that victory –  has to settle for a place on the bench once more.
HERTHA BERLIN SUBS: Jessic Ngankam, Dennis Smarsch, Marton Dardai, Krzysztof Piatek, Arne Maier, Niklas Stark, Lukas Klunter, Alexander Esswein, Lazar Samardzic.
HERTHA BERLIN (4-2-3-1): Rune Jarstein; Peter Pekarik, Dedryck Boyata, Jordan Torunarigha, Maximilian Mittelstadt; Marko Grujic, Per Skjelbred; Dodi Lukebakio, Vladimir Darida, Javalro Dilrosun; Vedad Ibisevic.
Just the one change from Lucien Favre, who has to do without the suspended Mats Hummels. Witsel, making his first start since his return from injury, comes in for the defender, with Can dropping into the back three.
BORUSSIA DORTMUND SUBS: Marwin Hitz, Mateu Morey, Leonardo Balerdi, Marco Rente, Marcel Schmelzer, Tobias Raschl, Immanuel Pherai, Giovanni Reyna, Chris Fuhrich.
BORUSSIA DORTMUND (3-4-3): Roman Burki; Lukasz Piszczek, Emre Can, Manuel Akanji; Achraf Hakimi, Thomas Delaney, Axel Witsel, Raphael Guerreiro; Thorgan Hazard, Julian Brandt, Jadon Sancho.
Hertha, meanwhile, have been a team in form since the Bundesliga resumed in May, winning three of their four fixtures. That run has moved them into ninth, with European qualification certainly not out of the question.
Bayern Munich’s 4-2 win over Bayer Leverkusen today has moved the Bundesliga leaders, temporarily at least, 10 points clear of Dortmund, whose title hopes are quickly diminishing. Their place in second is not yet secure, and a defeat today could see them dragged into a four-horse race for Champions League qualification.
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