Substitution. Marcel Sabitzer (RB Leipzig) in, Emil Forsberg out.
Valentino Lazaro (Hertha Berlin) takes the corner but fails to find any of his teammates. The ball is easily cleared out of danger.
RB Leipzig didn't take advantage of the corner and score as the opposition's defence was alert and averted the threat.
A sweeping move ends with a pass to Kevin Kampl (RB Leipzig) inside the box. He lets fly towards the right side of the goal, but Rune Jarstein was watching it all the way and makes a comfortable save. The referee signals a corner kick to RB Leipzig.
Matheus Cunha (RB Leipzig) picks up a long through ball, but Rune Jarstein deserves praise for a brilliant reaction and interception.
The manager makes a subsitution with Matheus Cunha (RB Leipzig) coming on for Yussuf Poulsen.
The linesman raises his flag. Salomon Kalou (Hertha Berlin) is adjudged offside.
Amadou Haidara (RB Leipzig) commits an ugly tackle on his opponent, but there is no caution from the referee.
Timo Werner (RB Leipzig) finds himself in a promising position after receiving an excellent pass into the box, but one of the defenders produces a timely intervention to avert the threat.
Substitution. Konrad Laimer (RB Leipzig) replaces Nordi Mukiele.
Goal! Amadou Haidara (RB Leipzig) finds himself some space inside the box to get on the end of a pass from Timo Werner, then sends the ball into the bottom right corner. 5:0.
Goal! Yussuf Poulsen (RB Leipzig) picks up a pass and gets to the edge of the box before clipping a brilliant lob over the goalkeeper and into the empty net. He makes it 4:0.
Salomon Kalou (Hertha Berlin) fails to beat the offside trap and the linesman puts his flag up.
It's time for a substitution. Lukas Klunter (Hertha Berlin) comes on in place of Fabian Lustenberger.
Davie Selke (Hertha Berlin) is adjudged to have been offside when making his run.
Goal - 3:0! Yussuf Poulsen (RB Leipzig) receives a precise pass inside the box from Timo Werner and he beats the goalkeeper with a neat finish into the bottom right corner.
RB Leipzig have a chance to score from a corner kick, but the ball is cleared by a defender.
Timo Werner (RB Leipzig) had time and space inside the box after picking up a neat pass, but his shot low towards the middle of the goal was comfortably saved by Rune Jarstein. The referee blows his whistle, RB Leipzig are awarded a corner kick.
11:3 – the total goal attempt statistics.
The resulting corner from Valentino Lazaro (Hertha Berlin) only finds one of the defenders, who heads it out of danger.
Timo Werner (RB Leipzig) races onto a pass and smashes in a shot at goal. Unfortunately for him, it's a poor effort and flies high over the bar.
Salomon Kalou (Hertha Berlin) finds himself beyond the last defender, but the game is stopped by the referee after the linesman signals for offside.
The second half gets underway.
The match has reached half-time.
1 min. of stoppage-time to be played.
Salomon Kalou (Hertha Berlin) is picked out by one of his teammates with a great cross, but his poor control allows the defence to clear and avert the threat.
Nordi Mukiele (RB Leipzig) can't expect anything else than a yellow card for his hard tackle. And a yellow it is. Soren Storks didn't think twice about pulling it out of his pocket.
Maximilian Mittelstadt (Hertha Berlin) is unable to feed a through ball into the path of his teammates.
Timo Werner (RB Leipzig) is unable to control an accurate defence-splitting pass properly and one of the defending players reacts well to rob him of the ball.
Ondrej Duda (Hertha Berlin) passes the ball from the edge of the box in order to find his teammate, who is in a good scoring position, but the defender blocks the pass and spanks the ball to safety.
One of the players from Hertha Berlin times his run too early and the referee blows his whistle for offside.
Ondrej Duda (Hertha Berlin) feels very aggrieved after the referee stops play for a foul that he commits while in possession of the ball.
Emil Forsberg (RB Leipzig) sends a low pass from outside the box to Timo Werner. He lines up a shot, but the defence intercepts at the last moment.
Emil Forsberg (RB Leipzig) delivers a lovely cross into the penalty area. Nevertheless, an opposition defender is alert and averts the danger with a brilliant clearance.
One of the Hertha Berlin players tripped an opponent and conceded a foul. A free kick has been awarded to RB Leipzig.
Timo Werner (RB Leipzig) races towards goal but the defender gets back well to make a challenge.
Hertha Berlin keep the ball and are displaying some tiki-taka style passing at the moment.
Goal! Timo Werner feeds Yussuf Poulsen (RB Leipzig), who taps the ball into an empty net. He makes it 2:0.
Chance! Yussuf Poulsen (RB Leipzig) was in a good position inside the box, but he couldn't connect with the pass as it was overhit.
This shall not pass! Timo Werner (RB Leipzig) lines up a shot from the edge of the box and goes for goal, but the effort is well blocked by a defender.
Marcel Halstenberg (RB Leipzig) takes the corner kick and sends the ball among a huddle of players inside the penalty area, but one of the defenders clears it to safety.
Emil Forsberg (RB Leipzig) launches an inaccurate corner kick into the penalty area.
Goal! Kevin Kampl puts a cross into the box and finds Emil Forsberg (RB Leipzig), who latches on to it and strikes the ball into the top right corner. He makes it 1:0.
Emil Forsberg (RB Leipzig) stands over the resultant free kick from mid-range, but his shot goes just wide of the left post.
Soren Storks shows a yellow card to Niklas Stark (Hertha Berlin) for a tough tackle.
Niklas Stark (Hertha Berlin) is penalised for holding. Soren Storks signals a set piece. Another situation results in a direct free kick for RB Leipzig.
Yussuf Poulsen (RB Leipzig) latches on to a pass inside the box, but his low effort towards the right post is well blocked.
Timo Werner (RB Leipzig) wastes a big opportunity! He controls the ball after a nice low pass and shoots from a promising distance. His poor effort goes miles wide of the right post.
Salomon Kalou (Hertha Berlin) latches onto a cross inside the box but fires a poor effort well wide of the left post.
Marcel Halstenberg (RB Leipzig) sends in the corner, but fails to find the head of any of his teammates, allowing the defence to clear.
A short through ball almost allows Marcel Halstenberg (RB Leipzig) to get in a good shooting position, but he loses it to one of the defenders.
Timo Werner (RB Leipzig) receives a brilliant pass and wastes a big opportunity as his shot from inside the penalty area flies narrowly wide of the left post.
The first half has just begun.
The players are on the pitch and Hertha Berlin will have the kick-off.
The referee of today's match will be Soren Storks.
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