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Hertha Berlin dumps Duisburg into Bundesliga cellar with 2-0 win

Hertha Berlin dumps Duisburg into Bundesliga cellar with 2-0 win

Goals by Marko Pantelic and Raffael lifted Hertha Berlin to a 2-0 win and dumped MSV Duisburg into last place in the Bundesliga on Friday.
The two forwards set up each other with Raffael scoring in the 34th minute and Pantelic in the 37th as Berlin ran its unbeaten streak to four games in pouring rain.
Duisburg dropped into the cellar _ at least until Saturday's matches.
Berlin put on one of its best attacking games of the season in pouring rain in front of 32,382 spectators at Olympic Stadium.
"It was important to keep a clean sheet again," Berlin coach Lucien Favre said. "I regret, however, that we lost the ball too often and didn't score the 3-0."
Raffael, a forward Favre demanded from management, recorded his third goal in five games since joining Berlin from FC Zurich. His header ricocheted off the crossbar to Pantelic, whose pass to him left him clear for a shot inside the left post.
Duisburg was still reeling from the goal when Raffael passed to Pantelic, who scored his 10th goal and helped his case for a contract extension.


Updated : 2021-04-14 07:54 GMT+08:00