1. goal
    62'Martínez
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    1. goal
      62'Martínez
    1. yellow card
      51'Joshua Kimmich
    2. yellow card
      90'+1James Rodríguez
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    Hertha BSC
    Hertha BSC Berlin
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    1. red card
      84'Karim Rekik
    1. yellow card
      51'Joshua Kimmich
    2. red card
      84'Karim Rekik
    3. yellow card
      90'+1James Rodríguez
    1. substitution
      46'Thiago for Leon Goretzka
    2. substitution
      58'Kingsley Coman for Franck Ribéry
    3. substitution
      67'Thomas Müller for Kingsley Coman
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    Hertha BSC
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    1. substitution
      79'Dennis Jastrzembski for Salomon Kalou
    2. substitution
      80'Palkó Dárdai for Arne Maier
    1. substitution
      46'Thiago for Leon Goretzka
    2. substitution
      58'Kingsley Coman for Franck Ribéry
    3. substitution
      67'Thomas Müller for Kingsley Coman
    4. substitution
      79'Dennis Jastrzembski for Salomon Kalou
    5. substitution
      80'Palkó Dárdai for Arne Maier
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    FC Bayern Munich
    Final
    10
    Hertha BSC
    Hertha BSC Berlin
    (0:0)
    Stadium/AttendanceAllianz Arena, Munich75000 viewers
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    Persistence pays off for workmanlike Bayern

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    FC Bayern beat Hertha Berlin 1-0 on Saturday afternoon, moving equal on points with Borussia Dortmund overnight. Javi Martínez made the difference in a contest between two evenly-matched sides when he headed home the match-winner after the hour mark.

    The German record champions started with Manuel Neuer in goal and Joshua Kimmich, Niklas Süle, Jérôme Boateng and David Alaba in a back four. Leon Goretzka and Martínez featured in a twin holding role behind Serge Gnabry, James and Franck Ribéry, with Robert Lewandowski as lone striker.

    Lack of bite

    The 75,000 capacity crowd at the Allianz Arena saw two evenly-matched sides contest a dour first half. Bayern dominated possession but lacked inspiration against the compact visitors. Kimmich saw an effort blocked before Hertha's Davie Selke had the ball in the back of the net, but the linesman had his flag up for offside.

    The very industrious Kimmich fired just wide before Boateng made a crucial clearance following a Salomon Kalou cross. Berlin netminder Rune Jarstein proved equal to a Ribéry shot, and the contest was goalless at half-time.

    Javi gets the winner -- Concern for Kingsley

    Niko Kovac brought on Thiago for Goretzka in an effort to raise the momentum. Hertha's Niklas Stark beat Lewandowski to a Kimmich cross before Bayern's right-back kept the scores level when he blocked a Selke effort. Kingsley Coman took over from Ribéry before Bayern took the lead, and it was telling that it came from a set-piece. Martínez made the difference when he rose high to head home a James corner.

    Bayern were in for a shock when Coman, who had just been brought on, limped off clutching his thigh, Thomas Müller replacing the Frenchman. The men from the capital upped the pressure but failed to create anything of attacking note, and they were reduced to ten men when Karim Rekik was sent off for a collision with Lewandowski. Alaba and Müller failed to put the game to bed in the closing stages, a privilege ultimately reserved for match official Harm Osmers.

    The result means Bayern have 51 points from 23 matches, equal on points with Dortmund, who entertain Leverkusen on Sunday. The Bavarians will be back in action next Saturday, when they travel to face Borussia Mönchengladbach.

    Live match report for fcbayern.comby Greg Salmen

    FC Bayern - Hertha Berlin 1-0 (HT: 1-0)

    FC Bayern

    Neuer - Kimmich, Süle, Boateng, Alaba - Goretzka (Thiago 46), Martínez - Gnabry, James, Ribéry (Coman 58, Müller 67) - Lewandowski

    Subs

    Ulreich - Rafinha, Sanches, Davies

    Hertha Berlin

    Jarstein - Stark, Lustenberger, Rekik - Lazaro, Grujic, Maier (Dardai 79), Mittelstädt - Duda - Selke, Kalou (Jastrzembski 79)

    Subs

    Kraft - Skjelbred, Darida, Klünter, Baak

    Referee

    Harm Osmers (Hannover)

    Attendance

    75,000 (capacity)

    Goals

    1-0 Martínez (62)

    Yellow Cards

    Kimmich / -

    Red Cards

    - / Rekik

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