Borussia Dortmund fortified their hang on the runner up and drew nearer to qualification for the UEFA Champions League next season with Emre Can making sure about a 1-0 victory over Hertha Berlin, who lost for the absolute first time under Bruno Labbadia.
With both Borussia Mönchengladbach and Bayer Leverkusen losing, as well as RB Leipzig dropping focuses this end of the week, Dortmund was able to make sure about their place in the UEFA Champions League next season with a success, yet Hertha Berlin is no weaklings under Bruno Labbadia as we have seen since the Bundesliga’s restart.
And so it was that the Old Lady did their reestablished reputation with three clean sheets in four games, more equity with a strong protective display.
Thorgan Hazard cut a shot wide right of the goal, with Julian Brandt screwing an exertion past exactly the same post as Dortmund manufactured a familiar amount of attacks, however without finding the time or space to acquire any the initial 45 minutes to a fruitful close.
Dortmund found a key to open the Hertha barrier for five minutes in the subsequent half, yet uncharacteristically Jadon Sancho upstanding placed his shot wide from Achraf Hakimi ‘s pass on the left hand.
It was, in any case, the second that opened the game with Hertha realizing they shouldn’t concentrate on shielding themselves, and Alexander Esswein appropriately sent his first dangerous shot just inches wide from the far post.
That, thusly, persuaded Dortmund to go raise the stakes: Jadon Sancho’s cross was masterfully headed down for Can by Julian Brandt to give a side-footed completion to a superb move. Another dynamic move almost saw Sancho put the good to beat all, yet England International’s shot was obstructed as the game started to end.