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Hertha come from behind to defeat Dusseldorf

Berlin club win in the Bundesliga for the third game in a row.

Vedad Ibisevic scored Hertha’s equaliser (Nick Potts/PA)
Vedad Ibisevic scored Hertha’s equaliser (Nick Potts/PA)

By PA Sport staff

Hertha Berlin’s resurgence continued as they made it three Bundesliga wins in a row with a 3-1 victory over Fortuna Dusseldorf.

Visitors Dusseldorf made a bright start at the Olympiastadion, and might have had a penalty after 27 minutes when Chelsea loanee Lewis Baker was clumsily brought down in the box by Maximilian Mittelstadt.

Fortuna did take the lead after 32 minutes when former Celtic man Dedryck Boyata fouled Oliver Fink in the area, with Rouwen Hennings converting the penalty.

Hertha needed only five minutes to respond, with Vedad Ibisevic volleying home Marius Wolf’s cross.

The hosts went in front a minute before half-time as Javairo Dilrosun steered Vladimir Darida’s cut-back into the top corner.

Ibisevic had an effort chalked off for handball early in the second half, but Darida sealed the points after 62 minutes when he converted after a fine run from Dodi Lukebakio.

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