• FT

    Leverkusen

    2

    FC Augsburg

    1

  • FT

    Bayern

    3

    Hertha

    2

  • FT

    Hannover 96

    1

    Hoffenheim

    4

  • FT

    Mainz

    2

    B'weig

    0

  • FT

    Schalke 04

    1

    Dortmund

    3

  • FT

    Wolfsburg

    3

    Bremen

    0

GERMAN BUNDESLIGA

Allianz Arena, Munich, Germany

Attendance: 71000

* Local time based on your geographic location.

Bayern Munich

  • Mario Mandzukic 29'
  • Mario Mandzukic 51'
  • Mario Götze 54'

3 - 2

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Hertha Berlin

  • Adrián Ramos 4'
  • Änis Ben-Hatira 58'

Bayern Munich v Hertha Berlin: Preview

Hertha Berlin will hope to evoke the spirit of 2009 when they head to the Allianz Arena to face Bayern Munich on Saturday.

Having lost their last two games against Bayern 4-0 and 6-0, Hertha may not have the fondest of memories of facing the record Bundesliga champions.

However, there is a more positive precedent from a Hertha point of view with a 2-1 win in February 2009 showing that they can indeed get the better of the Bavarians.

That win lifted the Old Lady to the top of the Bundesliga, dumping Bayern to fourth, a reverse of the positions the two sides currently occupy, although all a repeat of that result would do this time would be to reduce the deficit on third position, which has already grown to seven points.

As unlikely as it might seem, Hertha are nevertheless travelling south with the intention of becoming the first side since Bayer Leverkusen a year ago to defeat Bayern.

``We're not going to Munich as tourists,'' said coach Jos Luhukay to the Bild newspaper. ``We're heading there to play a successful game.''

Nevertheless, the Dutchman is aware of what that would mean.

``We need a miracle to win,'' he continued. ``When you play 100 games at the Allianz Arena, you lose 95, draw three and maybe win two.

``We just want to get a decent result.''

Hertha will be hoping that Bayern are tired after their midweek exertions in the Champions League, although a 5-0 win over Viktoria Plzen suggests that 'exertion' is not exactly the right definition.

Mario Gotze is primed to make his first start after two stirring substitute appearances, and it appears Bayern always have something in reserve to cope with their hectic schedule.

``Mario is a special player,'' enthused Bayern coach Pep Guardiola. ``He just needs little time and little room to make the right decision, and that is why we have him.

``He's getting better each day in training and I'm delighted for him.''

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