Bayern hammer Hertha to close gap

October 4, 2003
By Patrick Vignal
BERLIN, Oct 4 (Reuters) - Champions Bayern Munich closed the gap on Bundesliga leaders VfB Stuttgart to one point by crushing struggling Hertha Berlin 4-1 on Saturday.First-half goals from Dutch striker Roy Makaay and playmaker Michael Ballack, followed by two more after the break from midfielders Bastian Schweinsteiger and Hasan Salihamidzic, helped the Bavarian club climb two spots into second.New signing Makaay, who fired home to open the scoring on 22 minutes before setting up Ballack for Bayern's ...

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