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Olympiastadion (ATT 61,539) 19th October 2013 - Kick off 17:30 Ref: D Drees

Hertha Hertha Berlin vs Borussia Monchengladbach M'gladbach

Hertha 1

A Ramos (36)


M'gladbach 0

M Stranzl (S/O 90+2)

Ramos sees off Gladbach

Last Updated: 19/10/13 8:41pm

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Adrian Ramos celebrates after scoring the only goal

Adrian Ramos celebrates after scoring the only goal

Adrian Ramos' goal earned Hertha Berlin a 1-0 win at home to Borussia Monchengladbach which took them above their opponents and into fourth place in the Bundesliga on Saturday night.

Ramos scored 10 minutes before the end of a first half largely dominated by Lucien Favre's visitors, who were unable to turn their possession into goals at the Olympiastadion.

Gladbach were unable to find a reply in the second half either as they fell to their fourth away defeat of the season, losing their captain Martin Stranzl to a red card in stoppage time.

The game was billed as a battle of two brothers - Ronny for Hertha and Raffael for Gladbach - but Hertha coach Jos Luhukay did not read the script, leaving Ronny on the bench and preferring Ramos in his attack.

It was a decision he would not regret either after seeing Ramos cap a lively opening with the only goal of the game in the 36th minute.

He rose to meet Per Skjelbred's free-kick with a precise header into the left-hand corner, taking the home side's first chance of the game after Gladbach had been the more creative up until that point.

Raffael twice went close for the visitors while Juan Arango saw his shot saved by Thomas Kraft in the Hertha goal as Gladbach tried to make their pressure pay.

The hosts had a second goal disallowed for offside just after the hour mark and, as the Foals stepped up their attempts to equalise, Hertha found themselves creating even more openings.

Gladbach became increasingly frustrated and Stranzl picked up two bookings in little over a minute to head to the dressing room a minute before the end to add to his side's misery.

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German Bundesliga

German Bundesliga
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bayern Munich 31 76
2 Wolfsburg 31 62
3 Borussia Monchengladbach 31 60
4 Bayer Leverkusen 31 58
5 Schalke 31 45
6 FC Augsburg 31 43
7 Werder Bremen 31 42
8 Hoffenheim 31 41
9 Borussia Dortmund 31 40
10 Mainz 31 37
11 Cologne 31 36
12 Eintracht Frankfurt 31 36
13 Hertha Berlin 31 34
14 Hamburg 31 31
15 SC Paderborn 07 31 31
16 SC Freiburg 31 30
17 Hannover 96 31 30
18 Stuttgart 31 27