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Signal Iduna Park (ATT 80,645) 21st December 2013 - Kick off 14:30 Ref: P Gagelmann

B Dortmund Borussia Dortmund vs Hertha Berlin Hertha

B Dortmund 1

M Reus (7)


Hertha 2

A Ramos (23)
S Allagui (45)

Three and easy for Hertha

Last Updated: 21/12/13 4:49pm

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Hertha Berlin celebrate against Dortmund

Hertha Berlin celebrate against Dortmund

Hertha Berlin made it three wins in a row to practically end any lingering hope Borussia Dortmund had of regaining the Bundesliga title this season with a 2-1 win at the Westfalenstadion.

Marco Reus gave Dortmund an early lead and it seemed like Jurgen Klopp's men were going to get the win they were looking for at the end of 2013.

However, reported Dortmund target Adrian Ramos brought Berlin level with his 11th goal of the season midway through the first half and Sami Allagui sealed victory for Jos Luhukay's men on the stroke of half time.

There was no indication of the struggles to come for Dortmund as they made a bright start and took the lead in the seventh minute.

Captain Sebastian Kehl lifted the ball over the top of the Berlin defence and Reus did not hesitate as Thomas Kraft raced off his line to meet him, turning the ball in with just one touch from a narrowing angle.

A low cross from Henrikh Mkhitaryan caused havoc in the Berlin box as Dortmund piled on the pressure, but as has been the case so often this season, they failed to make the most of their best spell of the game, and they were punished.

Erik Durm lost possession in midfield and Allagui raced down the right wing before sending in a low cross which was met by Ramos at the near post for his 11th goal of the season.

Allagui powered his way through four defenders, but his last touch took the ball too closer to goalkeeper Roman Weidenfeller as Hertha started to take the upper hand.

Another defensive mistake, this time from Marian Sarr, then gifted Hertha the lead.

He casually left the ball to Allagui, who skipped exquisitely past Roman Weidenfeller before slotting the ball in just before half time.

Jonas Hofmann and Julian Schieber were both sent on by Klopp, but there was now no way through the mass ranks of Hertha defenders.

Over seven minutes of stoppage time were played, but the game could have carried on all night and still Dortmund probably would not have scored as they had to accept defeat at home for the fourth time this season, leaving them 12 points behind Bayern, who have a game in hand.

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German Bundesliga

German Bundesliga
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bayern Munich 17 45
2 Wolfsburg 17 34
3 Bayer Leverkusen 17 28
4 Borussia Monchengladbach 17 27
5 Schalke 17 27
6 FC Augsburg 17 27
7 Hoffenheim 17 26
8 Hannover 96 17 24
9 Eintracht Frankfurt 17 23
10 SC Paderborn 07 17 19
11 Cologne 17 19
12 Mainz 17 18
13 Hertha Berlin 17 18
14 Hamburg 17 17
15 Stuttgart 17 17
16 Werder Bremen 17 17
17 Borussia Dortmund 17 15
18 SC Freiburg 17 15