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90' + 3'
R. Lewandowski
Penalty Goal
4 - 3
J. Ngankam
M. Mittelstädt
3 - 3
R. Lewandowski
T. Müller
3 - 2
Matheus Cunha
K. Piątek
2 - 2
J. Córdoba
Matheus Cunha
2 - 1

Match Stats

67% 32%
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 9 5
Total Passes 568 277
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That's all from this dramatic Bayern win. Thanks for joining us and, until next time, goodbye!
Bayern return to action with Duren in the cup after the international break. They will hope for an easier outing! Hertha play Stuttgart in the league next.
Lewandowski's four goals save the day for Bayern! His brace had the champions comfortable, before Hertha roared back through Cordoba and Matheus Cunha. A hat-trick strike looked to have won it, only for the visitors to go back up the other end and score with Ngankam. But there was still time for Lewandowski to win and dispatch a stoppage-time penalty. Incredible!
90' + 6' FULL-TIME: Bayern Munich 4-3 Hertha Berlin
90' + 5' A deep cross from the Hertha left drifts behind and that might be their last chance gone. What a second half!
Javi Martínez
S. Gnabry
90' + 4' Bayern are just looking to protect their lead now. Martinez replaces Gnabry.
R. Lewandowski
Yellow Card
90' + 4' Lewandowski clatters Darida and has a booking to go with his four goals.
R. Lewandowski
Penalty Goal
90' + 3' GOOAAALLLL!!! LEWANDOWSKI HAS FOUR! 4-3 Bayern right at the end! The champions look to have won it again! Lewandowski keeps his cool and picks out the bottom-right corner. Schwolow goes the right way but cannot get there.
M. Mittelstädt
Yellow Card
90' + 1' Mittelstadt is the man punished for fouling Lewandowski and goes into the book.
90' + 1' PENALTY TO BAYERN! What drama! A cross from the left looks set to find Lewandowski in front of goal, but he is dragged down! The striker will have the opportunity to clinch victory with a fourth goal!
90' + 1' There will be a minimum of four minutes of added time.
N. Süle
A. Davies
89' Davies took a knock a few moments ago and is now forced off. Sule is on, meaning Alaba will go to left-back. Bayern have had three left-backs today.
M. Mittelstädt
88' Mittelstadt's free-kick clears Cordoba's head, but Ngankam is arriving behind him to nod in.
J. Ngankam
88' GOOAAALLLL!!! NGANKAM! WHAT AN IMPACT! 3-3! Straight off the bench, the Hertha man is on the scoresheet! He stoops to head past Neuer and Bayern are pegged back once more.
88' Davies takes a blow to the head and requires treatment but is quickly back on his feet and able to continue.
J. Ngankam
D. Lukébakio
87' Lukebakio has been a threat throughout for Hertha but now makes way for Ngankam.
T. Müller
85' It is not clear if Muller is going for goal or spots Lewandowski, but he brings Alaba's free-kick down wonderfully for his strike partner.
R. Lewandowski
85' GOOAAALLLL!!! LEWANDOWSKI HAT-TRICK! Incredible! 3-2 Bayern! The striker digs his side out of trouble. Muller knocks the free-kick down and Lewandowski is first to react just a couple of yards out to tap in.
S. Gnabry
Yellow Card
85' Gnabry is the next in the book as he takes the free-kick quickly following Piatek's foul.
K. Piątek
Yellow Card
84' Piatek has been very clumsy since his introduction and earns a booking for stepping on Goretzka's foot.
82' CHANCE! Gnabry thrashes into the side-netting! He had a similar chance in the first half and again goes for the near corner instead of looking for a team-mate or shooting across goal. It is high and wide.
81' Hertha are working so hard to keep Bayern at bay. Their attacking intent is waning a little, but the defenders are standing firm.
80' MISS! It is a huge chance! Bayern should be in front again! Tolisso is all alone at the back post from a left-wing corner but somehow heads over the top!
80' Alaba takes the latest free-kick, but the ball clips the wall and misses the target. Corner.
79' Hertha are still attempting to go for this, having introduced attacking players when they were trailing, but a series of fouls are giving Bayern chance after chance.
76' SAVE! Schwolow gets up to Lewandowski's free-kick! The Bayern number nine is determined to get his hat-trick, but a fine stop repels a shot that is destined for the top-left corner.
75' Since the start of 2017, Bayern have only won two of their seven games against Hertha (D4 L1). No other side have avoided defeat against Bayern as often during this run (five games).
74' Muller nods the ball down brilliantly for Lewandowski, but the striker cannot work an angle on the edge of the box and sees his shot blocked.
73' As things stand, Bayern will move seventh, still three points off top spot.
72' Musiala gets into the box on the left for Bayern and goes down, but no foul is given. Hertha counter and Cordoba crosses, yet Boateng sticks out a leg.
K. Piątek
71' Piatek plays a cute pass back into Matheus Cunha's path, stepping back onside and just nudging the ball onto his team-mate's toe.
Matheus Cunha
71' GOOAAALLLL!!! MATHEUS CUNHA! IT'S 2-2! Hertha are level thanks to a wonderful goal from their number 10! The Brazilian dances inside from the left, trades passes with Piatek and is suddenly through, coolly finishing to send Neuer the wrong way.
69' An awful infield pass from Pavard gifts the ball to Hertha, who then attack through Matheus Cunha. Lukebakio takes a pass on the left and Tolisso is required to get across and smartly halt the forward.
K. Piątek
D. Zeefuik
68' Hertha make an attacking switch of their own, introducing striker Piatek for Zeefuik.
67' Lukebakio is clearly offside as he runs onto a flick-on, but the official waits to put his flag up, belatedly signalling as it becomes clear the forward cannot escape Alaba's attentions.
B. Pavard
C. Richards
65' Bayern are back to their regular defence from last season with Pavard on for young Richards at right-back.
C. Tolisso
J. Kimmich
65' In the centre of midfield, Bayern replaced Kimmich with Tolisso.
J. Musiala
L. Hernández
65' An attacking Bayern change as they look to put the game to bed. Musiala replaces Hernandez, meaning Davies can drop back into the defence.
64' Lewandowski is looking for a hat-trick and takes the Bayern free-kick, hitting the wall. He gets his head to the rebound and Muller also tries to keep the attack alive, but Hertha clear. Meanwhile, Lukebakio stays down in the area.
63' Neuer comes and claims a Lukebakio cross and bowls the ball out to Davies on the left. The winger is soon away and flying and wins a free-kick on the corner of the Hertha box. Bayern can move back to front so quickly.
61' Good work from Muller! Cordoba is attempting to single-handedly drag Hertha back into this game, but Muller goes stride for stride with the forward down the flank and puts in a firm challenge.
Matheus Cunha
59' It is a lovely delivery from Matheus Cunha with the free-kick. Cordoba gets his head to the ball, but there are several Hertha players who could also profit.
J. Córdoba
59' GOOAAALLLL!!! CORDOBA! It's back to 2-1! Hertha are right back in this thanks to their striker, a nuisance throughout. Cordoba might be slightly fortunate to still be on the pitch following a number of fouls, but he powers a header into the net via Neuer's weak right hand.
L. Hernández
Yellow Card
58' Hernandez has taken a couple of kicks from Cordoba, but a foul going the other way - a blatant tug - sees the defender into the book.
57' CROSSBAR! Lukebakio controls a lofted pass from right to left and rifles against the crossbar! The flag goes up, but the big forward looks to be onside and the VAR may well have ruled in his favour had he hit the net.
56' Bayern have a free-kick on the left flank, but Kimmich's delivery floats above everybody. Poor.
54' Sure enough, Cordoba is back in the referee's sights. This is a harsh call, though. Boateng wins a free-kick as he goes to ground despite no clear contact to the defender's face.
53' SAVE! Back come Hertha, but Neuer is alert! The Bayern captain springs to his left to save Matheus Cunha's effort and the rebound just escapes the lurking Cordoba.
C. Richards
51' Richards thought he had an assist on his full debut when he teed up Muller, but that goal was struck off. He does have one now, albeit a more routine pass to Lewandowski, who did the hard part.
R. Lewandowski
51' GOOAAALLLL!!! LEWANDOWSKI AGAIN! 2-0 Bayern! This is outstanding from the form man in European football! He meets a low ball from the right, beats his marker with one touch and arrows a finish into the bottom-left corner with another. Clinical!
49' Richards plays a square pass to Muller on the right corner of the box and the forward goes for a spectacular curling left-footed effort but cannot find the far corner.
48' Bayern are quickly back in control. Gnabry cuts in from the right and feeds a pass to Goretzka, whose cross is blocked for a corner. Lewandowski gets up for the set-piece and nods over the top.
46' KICK-OFF: Bayern get us back under way!
Coming into this game, Bayern had won all seven of their competitive home matches since football's restart in May. They scored at least twice in all seven of these games, netting 29 times in total.
Bayern were made to wait for their breakthrough - and Muller was denied by the offside flag - but Lewandowski's goal has the champions in control. Hertha also had a goal ruled out and threatened on the counter but may struggle now to turn this match back in their favour.
45' + 2' HALF-TIME: Bayern Munich 1-0 Hertha Berlin
45' + 1' There will be a minimum of one minute of added time as Lewandowski sees a shot deflected well wide.
45' + 1' SAVE! Now Bayern try their luck from range! Gnabry thumps in a low shot that Schwolow does well to turn away.
45' Bayern are camped on the edge of the Hertha box now. It is crucial the away side do not concede again before the break.
44' Davies shows his pace as he races in behind Stark, before checking back and squaring to Lewandowski. A low shot is quickly blocked.
42' Hertha would have been happy with the way the game was going prior to that goal, but now they have to come out and attack and are soon frustrated by an offside flag on the right wing. Bayern will back themselves to pick the visitors off at the other end.
41' That is Lewandowski's 100th Bundesliga goal at the Allianz Arena.
R. Lewandowski
40' GOOAAALLLL!!! LEWANDOWSKI! This one will count! 1-0 Bayern! Schwolow makes a superb stop from an initial Lewandowski header when Richards crosses, but the rebound is cut back to the striker to lash in at close range.
38' Cordoba is really walking a tightrope! He takes out Hernandez this time and again avoids a second booking.
36' OFFSIDE! NO GOAL! Muller, who has hardly been involved in the game, looks to have netted the opener. Richards teases in a glorious cross and the forward is all alone in the centre of goal to nod in. Bayern celebrate, but Muller is marginally offside and the goal is ruled out.
35' Matheus Cunha has a go again! The ball breaks 20 yards from goal but he is under pressure and lashes a shot over the top.
34' Matheus Cunha is the latest player to make a slightly questionable call in the final third. There are three Hertha shirts in the box, but he takes aim from 25 yards and Neuer saves easily.
33' There have been a few very heavy challenges in the middle of the pitch. Stark's is the latest and is very late on Kimmich. Again, a Hertha player is fortunate to avoid a card.
31' Lukebakio is so key to Hertha's play. He can hold the ball up and bring others into play, while Bayern are not quite moving the ball fast enough going the other way.
29' Cordoba has already been booked for catching a Bayern defender when attempting a volley and now makes contact and concedes a free-kick as he goes up for an overhead kick. The striker looks bemused, but there is no second card.
28' Gnabry wins a corner on the right, but Kimmich's delivery cannot beat the first man. Hertha regroup.
27' Lukebakio brings the ball down well in the box and looks to have teed up a shot for Zeefuik, but Richards steps in with a booming clearance and Bayern can move up the pitch.
25' WIDE! It is a tight angle and Gnabry hits the side-netting! He is all alone on the right side of the area, with space to shoot or look for a man. He chooses the former option and hammers past the post.
24' Hertha's commitment to playing on the counter means they do not often have the ball for long and they will have to withstand the pressure of long spells of Bayern possession. They are penned in right now.
22' Hertha are so quick at moving the ball from back to front. Schwolow punches a cross clear to the right and it takes a matter of seconds for Lukebakio to move the ball on to Matheus Cunha and Hertha are away again.
21' Comfortable stop for Schwolow! This should be a big chance for a player of Gnabry's quality but, after cutting inside in the area, he places a low shot straight at the goalkeeper.
20' This is a good battle so far. Lukebakio nutmegs Kimmich and has two men to look to if he lifts his head, but the Bayern midfielder snaps back at him and wins the ball and a foul before he can make a pass.
19' Poor from Goretzka! Lewandowski holds the ball up and has several options in support. He chooses Goretzka, but the shot from 20 yards is blazed over the top.
17' Bayern are being torn open time and again! The pace and physicality of the Hertha attack is causing serious problems. Cordoba cuts out Kimmich's pass and lobs the ball through for Matheus Cunha, but a desperate challenge knocks the ball behind.
15' OFFSIDE! For one glorious second, Cordoba thinks he has Hertha in front! The striker is slid through on goal and he thrashes beyond Neuer, shooting with the same power he did when catching Hernandez moments earlier. But Cordoba has strayed just beyond Hernandez, the last man, and the flag is belatedly raised.
14' Hernandez just overplays! Bayern players are queueing up on the edge of the Hertha box but Hernandez, who could cross or perhaps shoot, looks for a square pass that simply is not there.
J. Córdoba
Yellow Card
13' Cordoba picks up a rather clumsy yellow card. A magnificent touch brings the ball down, but he then attempts a spectacular strike from close to 30 yards and instead catches Hernandez, who steps in to make the challenge.
11' Hertha are not happy with the linesman, who is not obliging in lifting the flag against Lewandowski. They believed he was offside for his earlier chance and appeal again now as he combines with Kimmich before Boyata clears.
9' Hertha counter straight after Lewandowski's chance and look to be in two-on-one, yet Lukebakio goes alone and shoots from outside the area, missing the bottom-left corner. That is a waste.
9' SAVE! Schwolow denies Lewandowski! The goalkeeper comes for a corner and punches well, but Bayern quickly get the ball back in the box and Lewandowski looks to have an opening on the right side. He powers in a shot yet the advancing Schwolow blocks.
8' Good block from Boyata! Goretzka brings the ball down with a smart touch that runs for Lewandowski, whose shot looks to be goalbound until Boyata steps in.
7' With Lewandowski as a focal point, Bayern are looking to get the ball into the box at every opportunity. Alaba is the latest to take aim but Hertha clear.
6' Goretzka looks for a big switch to Gnabry, who runs in behind his man unnoticed, but the pass is overhit.
5' Hernandez chips in a cross from deep on the left and Schwolow can claim easily. Bayern might lack their usual dual threat down the left as the World Cup winner does not quite have the same quality as Davies going forward.
3' Cordoba is then flagged offside at the other end and Bayern immediately have the ball back.
2' Bayern are already dictating the play, although Davies is flagged offside as he takes up possession by the corner flag on the left and beats his man stylishly.
1' KICK-OFF: Hertha get us up and running!
Bayern goalkeeper Neuer has kept 15 clean sheets in 21 Bundesliga games against Hertha. Only Oliver Reck versus Borussia Monchengladbach (15 in 25 games) has ever registered as many clean sheets against one opponent in the Bundesliga.
Bayern make a host of changes from the Dortmund game. Former FC Dallas defender Richards gets a full debut, while fellow ex-MLS youngster Davies has a rare opportunity to play in his preferred role on the wing. Piatek drops to the bench for Hertha.
Subs: Rune Jarstein, Krzysztof Piatek, Santiago Ascacibar, Marvin Plattenhardt, Jessic Ngankam, Marton Dardai, Luca Netz, Daishawn Redan, Julian Albrecht.
Hertha Berlin (4-4-1-1): Alexander Schwolow; Peter Pekarik, Niklas Stark, Dedryck Boyata, Maximilian Mittelstadt; Deyovaisio Zeefuik, Lucas Tousart, Vladimir Darida, Dodi Lukebakio; Matheus Cunha; Jhon Cordoba.
Subs: Alexander Nubel, Niklas Sule, Benjamin Pavard, Javi Martinez, Joshua Zirkzee, Corentin Tolisso, Adrian Fein, Jamal Musiala.
Bayern Munich (4-2-3-1): Manuel Neuer; Chris Richards, Jerome Boateng, David Alaba, Lucas Hernandez; Joshua Kimmich, Leon Goretzka, Thomas Muller, Alphonso Davies; Robert Lewandowski.
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Bayern did respond in midweek, however, as they defeated rivals Borussia Dortmund in the DFL-Supercup. That was their second piece of silverware already this season and the Bavarian giants will now hope to head into the international break on a high.
Champions Bayern are back in league action for the first time since a shock humbling at the hands of Hoffenheim last week. Despite beating Schalke 8-0 on the opening day, that subsequent 4-1 reverse means Hansi Flick's side are way down in 12th - one place above Hertha - coming into this game.
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