Bayern crushes Hertha 4-1 and increases the lead by 6 points

BERLIN: Bayern Munich beat host Hertha Berlin 4-1 with two goals on Sunday in each half, maintaining first place in the German football league, six points clear of Borussia Dortmund. Corentin Tolisso, who scored in the second minute with a direct shot but the video assistant referee set the door, opened the scoring in the 25th minute on a cross pass from his French countryman Kingsley Coman. Thomas Muller doubled Bayern’s lead at halftime after a Yuza Kimmich pass that allowed the champions in charge to find the way to the seventh victory in eight league games. Leroy Sane scored in the 75th minute, taking advantage of a mistake by Hertha goalkeeper Alexander Shuvolov, and four minutes later, his colleague Serge Gnabry finished the goal with a shot that passed between the keeper’s legs. Hertha, who had won once in their last five games and remained 13th, pulled one back on Jürgen Eklenkamp with 10 minutes left. Bayern, who scored in a record of 67 consecutive league games, he has 49 points, against 43 for Dortmund, who beat Hoffenheim 3-2 on Saturday. (Reuters)