Hertha outclassed rivals Union in Berlin's local derby

23.5.2020.  

Hertha outclassed their local rivals Union Berlin with 4-0 in the second Bundesliga matchday after the forced break.

Berlin's derby saw a meeting between sides from the east and west part of the city in a silent atmosphere without fans in stands. 

The last time out when two teams met, in November, in their first mutual clash of the season, the game was held up to 15 minutes after fans pyro show.

However, Union won the first game of the season back then by winning 1-0 at home.

This time was a way different atmosphere but Hertha managed to get revenge by scoring four goals. Bosnian striker Vedad Ibisevic opened the match in 51' after a nice cross from left-back Marvin Plattenhardt. 

Within only 60 seconds, the lead is doubled after talented winger Dodi Lukebakio dribbled past Union's goalkeeper to make things easier for his team. 



Union was poor on the day, but Vedad Ibisevic is showing why newly signed striker Piatek is on the bench. Veteran striker assisted Brazilian Matheus Cunha who confirmed a good form, scoring four in the last four fixtures. 

The game was definitely completed following the Dedryck Boyata's header in 77' after a corner kick. Once again, left-back Plattenhardt made a great cross and supplied another assist for his team. 

An interesting fact says that Hertha have changed three head coaches since the season started. Pal Dardai, Ante Covic, and Jurgen Klinsmann. 

The current coach Bruno Labbadia replaced Jurgen Klinsmann back in March and now it appears to be a good decision, as Hertha produced two wins in two matches with Labbadia, scoring seven goals while keeping clean-sheet in those. 

It's also a Hertha's greatest win at home field in the Bundesliga since 2013. 

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