Bundesliga

Hertha Berlin 2-3 Dortmund: Late drama in Bundesliga thriller

Hertha Berlin 2-3 Dortmund: Late drama in the Bundesliga as Marco Reus scores stoppage-time winner before Vedad Ibisevic is sent off for throwing the ball at Roman Burki

  • Borussia Dortmund returned to the top of the Bundesliga on Saturday night
  • They twice coming from behind to win at Hertha Berlin in a game full of drama
  • Salomon Kalou scored twice in the first half either side of a Thomas Delaney goal
  • Dortmund teenager Dan Axel Zagadou equalised shortly after the break
  • Berlin’s Jordan Torunarigha was sent off for a second yellow card on 85 minutes
  • Captain Marco Reus hit Dortmund’s winner in the second minute of added time
  • Vedad Ibisevic then sent off for throwing the ball at goalkeeper Roman Burki

Borussia Dortmund captain Marco Reus scored a stoppage-time winner to complete a 3-2 comeback victory at Hertha Berlin on Saturday and reclaim top spot in the Bundesliga, three points ahead of champions Bayern Munich.

Dortmund scored through Thomas Delaney in the 14th minute and Dan-Axel Zagadou two minutes after the restart to cancel out Salomon Kalou’s first-half double.

Yet despite laying siege to the Hertha box for much of the second half and with the hosts down to 10 men in the 85th minute following the dismissal of Jordan Torunarigha, they had to wait until deep into stoppage time for Reus to find space in the box and fire home his 15th goal of the campaign.

Borussia Dortmund went back to the top of the Bundesliga on Saturday night after late drama

No 11 Marco Reus (left) scored a stoppage-time winner as Dortmund beat Hertha Berlin 3-2

No 11 Marco Reus (left) scored a stoppage-time winner as Dortmund beat Hertha Berlin 3-2

Striker Salomon Kalou had scored twice in the first half with Hertha leading 2-1 at the interval

Striker Salomon Kalou had scored twice in the first half with Hertha leading 2-1 at the interval

Hertha captain Vedad Ibisevic then lost his nerve and was sent off at the end of the game after throwing the ball at the head of Dortmund keeper Roman Buerki.

Dortmund’s Delaney had rattled the crossbar with a powerful shot in the 88th after Hertha also hit the woodwork.

The Ruhr valley club are on 60 points, three ahead of Bayern, who travel to Mainz 05 on Sunday. 

Dan Axel Zagadou (centre) drew Dortmund level with a goal shortly after the half-time break

Dan Axel Zagadou (centre) drew Dortmund level with a goal shortly after the half-time break

Dortmund Roman Burki clenched his fists in celebration after his side's late winner in Berlin

Dortmund Roman Burki clenched his fists in celebration after his side’s late winner in Berlin

Hertha No 19 Vedad Ibisevic was sent off in the dying seconds after throwing the ball as Burki

Hertha No 19 Vedad Ibisevic was sent off in the dying seconds after throwing the ball as Burki

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