Hertha BSC v Bayern München Live Commentary & Result, 05/02/2021, Bundesliga

Bayern boss Hansi Flick is forced into a change in midfield as both Leon Goretzka and Javi Martinez miss out with knocks. Pavard, Sule, Alaba and Hernandez all start in defence as Kimmich starts in the centre of the park. Gnabry, Coman, Muller and Sane make up the attacking midfield whilst Lewandowski starts upfront for the visitors.

Hertha Berlin come into tonight’s Bundesliga clash without several key players who miss out through injury. As a result, new manager Pal Dardai opts to start with Pekarik, Stark, Torunarigha and Mittelstadt as his back four. In front of them, Ascacibar, Darida and Tousart anchor the midfield with Cunha and Lukebakio starting out wide. Piatek once again leads the line for Hertha who are winless in their last five.

BAYERN MUNICH SUBS: Ron-Thorben Hoffmann, Jerome Boateng, Alphonso Davies, Bouna Sarr, Marc Roca, Corentin Tolisso, Jamal Musiala, Douglas Costa, Eric Choupo-Moting.

BAYERN MUNICH (4-1-4-1): Manuel Neuer; Benjamin Pavard, Niklas Sule, David Alaba, Lucas Hernandez; Joshua Kimmich; Kingsley Coman, Thomas Muller, Serge Gnabry, Leroy Sane; Robert Lewandowski.

HERTHA BERLIN SUBS: Alexander Schwolow, Lukas Klunter, Omar Aldrete, Marton Dardai, Mathew Leckie, Matteo Guendouzi, Eduard Lowen, Nemanja Radonjic, Sami Khedira.

HERTHA BERLIN (4-3-3): Rune Jarstein; Petar Pekarik, Niklas Stark, Jordan Torunarigha, Maximilian Mittelstadt; Santiago Ascacibar, Vladimir Darida, Lucas Tousart; Dodi Lukebakio, Krzysztof Piatek, Matheus Cunha.

The Bundesliga’s Friday night fixture this week sees a struggling Hertha Berlin play host to the reigning champions of Germany and Europe, Bayern Munich. Winless in their last five, Hertha will be hoping to claim a huge scalp tonight, but Bayern will have their own ideas as they bid to move ten points clear of second-placed RB Leipzig at the top of the table.

Hello and welcome to our live text commentary of this Bundesliga fixture between Hertha Berlin and Bayern Munich.

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