2021-22 German Bundesliga
  • Andrej Kramaric (19')
  • Sebastian Rudy (36')
  • Dedryck Boyata (76')

Hertha's three-game winning run ends with 2-0 loss at Hoffenheim

Andrej Kramaric's strike puts Hoffenheim ahead of Hertha Berlin (0:58)

Andrej Kramaric scores his second goal of the season to give Hoffenheim a 1-0 lead over Hertha Berlin in the Bundesliga. (0:58)

Hoffenheim scored twice with Andrej Kramaric and Sebastian Rudy in the first half to beat 10-man Hertha Berlin 2-0 on Friday and snap their three-game winning run in all competitions.

The Berliners went into the game with two consecutive league wins that had dragged them off the last places in the table and victory in the German Cup second round in midweek.

But they were nowhere to be seen in the first half with Kramaric ramming the ball in for the lead in the 19th minute after a good move by Robert Skov and Ilhas Bebou cleverly letting the ball slide through his legs for his team mate to score.

The Croat has now scored nine goals in 11 matches against Hertha, more than against any other Bundesliga club.

The hosts, who have now won seven of their last nine games at home in all competitions, kept their foot on the gas and Skov rattled the post with a thundering shot in the 36th only for the rebound to land conveniently into the path of Rudy who connected perfectly to double their lead.

To make matters worse Hertha were left with 10 men when captain Dedryck Boyata was sent off with a straight red card for a late and extremely dangerous challenge on Angelo Stiller, who had to be taken off with an ankle injury.

Hertha coach Pal Dardai continues his bad run at Hoffenhein in his 200th game in charge of the Berlin club, and has now managed just one point in his seven visits to Hoffenheim, with his team dropping to 11th place on 12 points.

Hoffenheim move up to seventh on 14.

German Bundesliga Standings

1 Bayern Munich 34 +60 77
2 Borussia Dortmund 34 +33 69
3 Bayer Leverkusen 34 +33 64
4 RB Leipzig 34 +35 58
5 1. FC Union Berlin 34 +6 57
6 SC Freiburg 34 +12 55
7 FC Cologne 34 +3 52
8 Mainz 34 +5 46
9 TSG Hoffenheim 34 -2 46
10 Borussia Monchengladbach 34 -7 45
11 Eintracht Frankfurt 34 -4 42
12 VfL Wolfsburg 34 -11 42
13 VfL Bochum 34 -14 42
14 FC Augsburg 34 -17 38
15 VfB Stuttgart 34 -18 33
16 Hertha Berlin 34 -34 33
17 Arminia Bielefeld 34 -26 28
18 SpVgg Greuther Furth 34 -54 18