- A battle between the two largest cities in Germany. The capital Berlin facing Hamburg, but both teams have been performing below par. Hertha knocked out of the DFB cup midweek. No Bundesliga league win in four. Visitors Hamburg have just one point from their last seven games, but had the first chance of the game after 11 minutes. Good run from Filip Kostic, and in the center it was Andre Hahn. A Missed opportunity though. Andre Hahn has scored once since arriving from [INAUDIBLE] at the start of the season.
Hertha did it better six minutes later. Nicolas Starks glancing header was his first of the season. All of his four Bundesliga goals have now been scored with his head after a set piece. Terrific goal, and the lead after 17 minutes. Jurgen Klinsmann and Berti Vogts in the stands saw a first half with very few chances, but a 1-0 lead for Hertha who have never ever lost with their coach Paul Dardai when leading at half time. It got better for them after the break Mitchell Weiser's corner found Karim Rekik. It was his first for his new club since arriving in summer. 2-0 Hertha then after 50 minutes.
Markus Gisdol through on three substitutes to change the game around, and they did it on 73 minutes. The man finishing it all off, was Fiete Arp. The youngest ever Hamburg goal getter, taking over now from [INAUDIBLE]. 17 years of age, 2-1. And they were back in the game. Chances were few and far between but with 10 minutes to go Hertha had one huge opportunity to increase their tally. Davie Selke though was denied by a terrific Christi Mathenia. First win since matchday five for Pal Dardai. No wins for Hamburg since match day 2. 2-1 the end result.