Hertha BSC
    Hertha BSC Berlin
    Final
    04
    FC Bayern
    FC Bayern Munich
    (0:0)
    1. goal
      60'Thomas Müller
    2. goal
      73'Lewandowski
    3. goal
      76'Thiago
    4. goal
      84'Perišić
    1. goal
      60'Thomas Müller
    2. goal
      73'Lewandowski
    3. goal
      76'Thiago
    4. goal
      84'Perišić
    1. yellow card
      7'Vladimír Darida
    2. yellow card
      64'Rune Jarstein
    3. yellow card
      82'Dedryck Boyata
    Hertha BSC
    Hertha BSC Berlin
    Final
    04
    FC Bayern
    FC Bayern Munich
    (0:0)
    1. yellow card
      19'Benjamin Pavard
    1. yellow card
      7'Vladimír Darida
    2. yellow card
      19'Benjamin Pavard
    3. yellow card
      64'Rune Jarstein
    4. yellow card
      82'Dedryck Boyata
    1. substitution
      69'Marius Wolf for Vladimír Darida
    2. substitution
      82'Maximilian Mittelstädt for Javairô Dilrosun
    3. substitution
      82'Pascal Köpke for Dodi Lukébakio
    Hertha BSC
    Hertha BSC Berlin
    Final
    04
    FC Bayern
    FC Bayern Munich
    (0:0)
    1. substitution
      80'Leon Dajaku for Alphonso Davies
    2. substitution
      83'Cuisance for Coutinho
    3. substitution
      88'Serge Gnabry for Thomas Müller
    1. substitution
      69'Marius Wolf for Vladimír Darida
    2. substitution
      80'Leon Dajaku for Alphonso Davies
    3. substitution
      82'Maximilian Mittelstädt for Javairô Dilrosun
    4. substitution
      82'Pascal Köpke for Dodi Lukébakio
    5. substitution
      83'Cuisance for Coutinho
    6. substitution
      88'Serge Gnabry for Thomas Müller
    Hertha BSC
    Hertha BSC Berlin
    Final
    04
    FC Bayern
    FC Bayern Munich
    (0:0)
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    Patient Reds down stubborn Hertha

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    FC Bayern beat Hertha Berlin 4-0 on Sunday afternoon, moving to second place in the Bundesliga table. The men from the capital held up the Bavarian steamroller for an hour, but the Reds struck to deadly effect in the second half. Thomas Müller broke the deadlock, Robert Lewandowski doubling the lead from the penalty spot with 20 minutes to go. Thiago soon closed out the meeting, Ivan Perišić rounding off the scoreline in the closing stages.

    The Bavarians started with Manuel Neuer in goal and Benjamin Pavard, Jérôme Boateng, David Alaba and Alphonso Davies in a back four. Thiago and Leon Goretzka featured in a twin holding role behind Müller, Philippe Coutinho and Perišić, with Lewandowski as sole striker. Leon Dajaku, Michaël Cuisance and Serge Gnabry took over from Davies, Coutinho and Müller late in the second half.

    Lack of punch

    The 74,475 capacity crowd at Berlin's Olympic Stadium saw Bayern dominate proceedings but run up vainly against the rock of Hertha's defence in a first half that was short on chances. 20 minutes had been played when the first opportunity of note fell to the hosts, a Marvin Plattenhardt cross finding Davie Selke, who powered a header over the bar.

    Perišić teed up Lewandowski, who fired just wide. The champions increasingly resorted to crosses to overcome Hertha's solid defence but often lacked precision. Keeper Rune Jarstein proved equal to a Lewandowski header and a Coutinho volley. Bayern upped the pressure towards the end of the first half, but Perišić directed a header straight at Jarstein, and match official Tobias Stieler blew for the interval.

    Reds make dominance count

    It was one-way traffic in the second half. Coutinho fired wide, the very industrious Perišić seeing an effort blocked before blasting over the bar, but a goal was coming, and Perišić soon found the unmarked Müller, who smashed home from six yards to hand Bayern the lead. Lewandowski soon had the ball in the back of the net, but the goal was ruled out for a challenge on Jarstein.

    The Poland captain drew a fine save from Jarstein before Goretzka was hauled in the box, Lewandowski netting the ensuing penalty. Thiago put the game to bed when he found the net via the underside of the bar. A Müller cross invited Perišić to head past Jarstein and crown his strong performance. Neuer was soon called into action, denying sub Pascal Köpke to keep a clean sheet, and Stieler blew for full-time.

    The result takes Bayern onto 36 points from 18 matches, four short of leaders Leipzig. The Bavarians will be back in action next Saturday, when they entertain Schalke in the Bundesliga.

    Live match report for fcbayern.comby Greg Salmen

    Hertha Berlin - FC Bayern 0-4 (HT: 0-0)

    Hertha Berlin

    Jarstein – Klünter, Boyata, Torunarigha, Plattenhardt – Ascacíbar – Lukébakio (Köpke 82), Darida (Wolf 68), Grujic, Dilrosun (Mittelstädt 82) – Selke

    Subs

    Kraft – Pekarík, Skjelbred, Rekik, Esswein, Ibišević

    FC Bayern

    Neuer – Pavard, Boateng, Alaba, Davies (Dajaku 80) – Thiago, Goretzka – Müller (Gnabry 87), Coutinho (Cuisance 83), Perišić – Lewandowski

    Subs

    Ulreich – Tolisso, Mai, Zirkzee

    Referee

    Tobias Stieler (Hamburg)

    Attendance

    74,475 (capacity)

    Goals

    0-1 Müller (60), 0-2 Lewandowski (73, pen), 0-3 Thiago (76), 0-4 Perišić (84)

    Yellow Cards

    Darida,Jarstein, Boyata / Pavard

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