We Went There: Hertha BSC fights back for a point in Dortmund

It was a top six clash between league leaders Borussia Dortmund and sixth place Hertha BSC on Saturday. For a while, however, the attention in the stadium turned to the away stand as Hertha fans and riot police clashed in the first half. Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho continued his impressive early season run in the league with two goals.

Hertha always countered Dortmund’s goals, which ended with a Salomon Kalou penalty in second half stoppage time. Dortmund continue to lead the league with 21 points, and Hertha BSC are still in European contention with 16 points.

Dortmund: Bürki – Piszczek (Toprak 90+2′), Diallo, Zagadou, Hakimi – Witsel, Dahoud – Sancho (Pulisic 72′), Reus (c), Guerreiro (Bruun Larsen 79′) – Götze
Unused subs: Hitz, Weigl, Wolf, Philipp
Absentees: Schmelzer (knee), Akanji (hip), Alcacer (thigh), Delaney (foot)
Coach: Lucien Favre

Hertha: Jarstein – Stark, Lustenberger, Rekik – Lazaro, Maier, Skjelbred (Darida 46′), Mittelstädt – Kalou, Duda (Dilrosun, 70′) – Ibisevic (c) (Selke 57′)
Unused subs: Kraft, Köpke, Plattenhardt, Luckassen
Absentees: Gersbeck (cruciate ligament), Kade (ankle), Torunarigha, Grujic (both fitness)
Coach: Pal Dardai

Once again, our intrepid photo journalist, @Kai_Dambach, brings you his exclusive visuals of the match

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