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BORUSSIA DORTMUND return to Bundesliga action as they look to keep tabs with pace-setters Bayern Munich.

After a thumping 6-1 win over bottom club Paderborn last week, BVB return to home soil and face in-form Hertha Berlin as they look to keep their title dream alive.

  • Live score: Dortmund 0 Hertha 0
  • TV/Live stream free: BT Sport 1/BT Sport app, EE customers watch free
  • Dortmund XI: Burki, Hakimi, Delaney, Sancho, Guerreiro, Akanji, Brandt, Hazard, Piszczek, Can, Witsel.
  • Hertha XI: Jarstein, Pekarik, Skjelbred, Darida, Grujic, Dilrosun, Mittelstadt, Ibisevic, Boyata, Torunarigha, Lukebakio

Follow all the latest updates from Germany below…

  • HALF TIME: BVB 0 HERTHA 0

    The referee's whistle brings an end to a… placid first half at Signal iduna Park.

    It's not been a bad half per se, but both sides could do with some added mph in the second half.

    Lucien Favre will have to gee up his men for a better second 45.

    We are level at the break!

  • BVB 0 HERTHA 0

    38' Free-kick in a decent position for BVB, wide and to the right of the goal they are attacking.

    Guerreiro has a chance to deliver an in-swinging, left-footed cross.

    But instead, he peculiarly elects to thwack it over the bar.

  • BVB 0 HERTHA 0

    37' Nearly a chance!

    Great work from Hakimi who gets in behind and pulls an expert cut-back across the edge of the box.

    It falls to Witsel, but his effort on goal is well blocked.

    Hertha look to break, but good tracking back from Sancho nips their counter in the bud.

  • BVB 0 HERTHA 0

    32' Delaney is down hurt, but Grujic carries on.

    He drives forward…

    And further forward…

    Further forward still…

    He's about to finally pull the trigger…

    But is then dispossessed.

    As you were.

  • BVB 0 HERTHA 0

    29' No sooner have I said that, have Hertha in fact had a foray forward.

    A long straight ball finds the lively Lukebakio, who can't quite get any purchase on his airborne effort.

    It sails serenely into Roman Burki's grateful clutches, but it's something to hold onto for the men from the capital.

    Meanwhile, Dilrosun is replaced by Esswein in the game's first change.

  • BVB 0 HERTHA 0

    26' Borussia Dortmund really are dominant now, with Hertha's forays forward become rarer and rarer.

    A lot of BVB's possession is now beginning to occur further into their opponent's territory.

  • BVB 0 HERTHA 0

    21'

    A chance!

    A cross from the left seems to go through bodies as it finds its way to Thorgan Hazard at the back post.

    The Belgian, perhaps starved of touches so far, seems almost startled to have the ball, even more so in the penalty area, and wildly blazes the ball wide of the post.

    Moments later, Brandt wants to have a go, and lashes one over the bar.

    It's a start!

  • BVB 0 HERTHA 0

    20' Sancho has now opened his box of tricks, illustrating his breadth of skills to anybody that still hasn't seen them – perhaps people living under a rock.

    His wizardry is opening spaces for his side but there's still a dearth of cutting edge, Sancho aside.

    Julian Brandt and Thorgan Hazard extremely quiet so far.

  • BVB 0 HERTHA 0

    16' Borussia are dominating possession now and starting to get Sancho into the match.

    The Englishman's buzzings around the box are beginning to cause problems, twice now putting Raphael Guerreiro in behind.

    One of these such ventures won BVB the match's first corner.

    But it evades everyone and it's as you were.

  • BVB 0 HERTHA 0

    12' Lukebakio has shown some sumptuous early touches and signs of inventiveness.

    His Hertha team-mates, however, have not quite been on the same wavelength.

    The young Belgian certainly looks a threat though and one to watch.

  • BVB 0 HERTHA 0

    8' Predictably BVB are now getting more early touches of the ball, but both sides appear allergic to goalmouth action so far.

    But what's this!? Achraf Hakimi suddenly finds himself played in behind.

    He gets a shot off as he's closed down… but it's harmlessly into the side netting.

    It's a start though!

  • BVB 0 HERTHA 0

    4' Decent early spell of possession from Hertha.

    But in terms of action, it's as quiet on the pitch as off it in the early stages.

    But Labbadia will be pleased with the confidence in which his side are passing the ball

  • KICK-OFF!

    We are underway at Signal Iduna Park!

    Can BVB strengthen their grip on second place?

    Or will Hertha continue their unlikely chase for European football?

    It's time to find out!

  • TAKING A KNEE

    Before we get underway, all 22 players have taken a knee around the centre circle to show their support for the Black Lives Matter movement.

    A stance that we can hope that the Premier League will also take in a fortnight's time.

  • TEAMS IN THE TUNNEL

    The players are ambling out of their respective dressing rooms and into the tunnel at the cavernous Signal Iduna Park.

    Kick-off coming up shortly!

  • BLACK LIVES MATTER

    Borussia Dortmund are wearing t-shirts in the warm-up today, showing solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement fighting against social injustice.

    Jadon Sancho and Achraf Hakimi showed messages of support last week after the dreadful killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

    And now the Bundesliga are hoping to do their bit to further support the cause.

  • NO HAALAND, NO PROBLEM?

    Such has been Erling Haaland's extraordinary start to life in Westphalia, that the teen is already a key figure for Lucien Favre's side.

    But having suffered an injury against Bayern Munich, Favre was forced to do without him last weekend against Paderborn.

    While the underdog hosts made things difficult initially, a Jadon Sancho hat-trick set BVB on their way to a 6-1 romp over their lowly opponents.

    With Haaland again missing today, Borussia will have to rely on the fluid front three of Sancho, Julian Brandt and Thorgan Hazard – and will be hoping that the lack of focal point won't hurt their chances of victory.

  • SATURDAY STATE OF PLAY

    Ahead of today's final Bundesliga match, here's all the results from earlier today in Germany.

    RB Leipzig 1-1 Paderborn

    Bayer Leverkusen 2-4 Bayern Munich

    Eintracht Frankfurt 0-2 Mainz

    Fortuna Dusseldorf 2-2 Hoffenheim

  • HERTH OF GOLD

    Despite investing many millions in their squad, Hertha Berlin were a laughing stock prior to the league's break – after the comically brief tenure of Jurgen Klinsmann.

    But new boss Bruno Labbadia has galvanised the place – quickly turning them from relegation worriers to potential Europa League chasers.

    The capital side are unbeaten in their four matches back – scoring nine without return against Hoffenheim, Augsburg and local rivals Union – also drawing 2-2 with high-flyers RB Leipzig.

  • RACE FOR TOP FOUR

    Having lost to Bayern last week, BVB now find themselves peering over their shoulders and willbe hoping to at least secure a Champions League place, with their title aspirations in tatters.

    Jadon Sancho marked his return to the starting XI with a hat-trick last weekend against Paderborn as they romped to a 6-1 victory to bounce back from their Bayern disappointment.

    Bayern's victory over Leverkusen this afternoon has had implications in both directions for Lucien Favre's men.

    While they are now ten points behind Hansi Flick's leaders – Leverkusen's loss kept them four points behind second-placed Borussia.

  • GUNMAN IN RESERVE

    January signing Krzysztof Piątek is once again on the Hertha bench, with the experienced Vedad Ibisevic preferred by coach Bruno Labbadia.

    Will we get to see this celebration later on if the Pole is called upon?

    He's scored three Bundesliga goals so far since his move from Milan.

  • HERTHA STARTING XI

    And here is how visitors Hertha will line up!

    Jarstein, Pekarik, Skjelbred, Darida, Grujic, Dilrosun, Mittelstadt, Ibisevic, Boyata, Torunarigha, Lukebakio

  • TEAM NEWS!

    Here's how BVB will line up this evening, with Erling Haaland missing out through injury.

    Borussia Dortmund: Burki, Piszczek, Akanji, Can, Hakimi, Delaney, Witsel, Guerreiro, Hazard, Brandt, Sancho

  • MATCH ODDS

    Despite Hertha's good recent form, it's Dortmund who are the big odds-on favourites to take the three points with Ladbrokes…

    • Dortmund to win – 1/3
    • Draw – 9/2
    • Hertha to win – 7/1
    • Both teams to score – 8/13
    • Over 2.5 goals – 4/1

    CAPITAL GAINS

    It's crunch time for Dortmund as they welcome Hertha Berlin today, knowing anything less than three points all but ends their title dream.

    After Bayern Munich's comeback victory against Leverkusen, Hansi Flick's side appear destined for an eighth consecutive crown and are ten points clear of BVB at the summit.

    What can Dortmund do to stop them? Well, keep winning and hope the Munich machine somehow suffers an unlikely malfunction. It's out of their hands.

    Last week's win over Paderborn was more like the swashbuckling BVB we saw before the coronavirus suspension, with Jadon Sancho netting a stylish hat-trick to steal the headlines in a 6-1 thrashing.

    Results elsewhere leave Dortmund back in third place, but three points will see them leapfrog RB Leipzig and at least give the leaders something to thing about.

    Less impressive was their labouring first half performance against Paderborn and today's visitors Hertha Berlin will take heart from that.

    Since returning from the coronavirus break, Hertha have been in magnificent form.

    They're unbeaten and have conceded just twice in four matches, going on an end-of-season run which could see them sneak into the Europa League places.

    Team news is imminent from Dortmund, where Erling Haaland is expected to start despite a troublesome knee injury.

    We'll bring you that news as soon as we've got it, but settle info for another packed evening of top-flight German entertainment.

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