Borussia Dortmund beat bottom-place Hertha Berlin 2-0 in the Bundesliga on Friday, leaving the Berlin team winless in 10 games.
Patrick Owomoyela earned a penalty when he went down in a tussle with Gojko Kacar and Nuri Sahin converted from the spot for the first goal in the 60th minute. Lucas Barrios completed the victory in injury time with a powerful shot into the upper right corner.
Hertha, which finished fourth last season, has not won since its opening game and fell to its ninth defeat.
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Dortmund has 10 points from its last four league games and bounced back from an embarrassing loss at third-division Osnabrueck in the German Cup this week. Dortmund was ninth in the standings with 16 points.