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Olympiastadion (ATT 48,721) 13th December 2013 - Kick off 19:30 Ref: Christian Dingert

Hertha Hertha Berlin vs Werder Bremen W Bremen

Hertha 3

A Ramos (pen 17, 26)
Ronny (48)


W Bremen 2

N Petersen (15)
A Hunt (32)

Hertha Berlin move on up

Last Updated: 13/12/13 10:07pm

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Nils Petersen and Marcel Ndjeng watch the ball

Nils Petersen and Marcel Ndjeng watch the ball

Hertha Berlin moved into the top six in the Bundesliga on Friday night thanks to a 3-2 triumph over Werder Bremen.

Two goals from Adrian Ramos put the hosts in the ascendancy, the first a 17th-minute penalty to cancel out Nils Petersen's opener and the second giving Hertha the lead.

Aaron Hunt got Bremen back on level terms before the interval, but Ronny bagged the winner three minutes after the restart to lift Hertha above Schalke and condemn Bremen to their fourth defeat in five games.

Petersen may have made a hash of Hunt's first cross, but, when he received the ball from his strike partner a second time in the 15th minute, he made amends with a powerful shot past Thomas Kraft from outside the penalty area.

Bremen's celebrations had not even subsided, though, when Theodor Gebre Selassie fouled Per Skjelbred as he cut across him in the penalty area, and Ramos tucked the resulting spot-kick into the bottom-right corner.

Ramos put Berlin in front with his second of the game, playing his shot across the face of Raphael Wolf, whose dive lacked any conviction.

Bremen responded well, however, and Hunt combined well with Petersen once again, this time the roles reversed with the latter's cross setting up the former to level after just over half an hour.

The second half started with similar promise, and Ronny gave Hertha the lead for the second time on the night just three minutes in when Peter Pekarik's effort was saved by Wolf, but only to the feet of Ronny, who side-footed into an empty goal from close range.

The first lull in the game arrived with Bremen unable to impose themselves again.

They went close to levelling late on when Hunt's free-kick was pushed onto the post by Kraft and Levan Kobiashvili covered to clear ahead of the onrushing Eljero Elia and save the points for Hertha.

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German Bundesliga

German Bundesliga
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bayern Munich 12 30
2 Wolfsburg 12 23
3 Borussia Monchengladbach 12 20
4 Bayer Leverkusen 12 20
5 Hannover 96 12 19
6 FC Augsburg 12 18
7 Schalke 12 17
8 Hoffenheim 12 17
9 Mainz 12 16
10 SC Paderborn 07 12 16
11 Cologne 12 15
12 Eintracht Frankfurt 12 15
13 Hertha Berlin 12 14
14 SC Freiburg 12 12
15 Hamburg 12 12
16 Borussia Dortmund 12 11
17 Werder Bremen 12 10
18 Stuttgart 12 9