By Izuchukwu Okosi


Bayern Munich defeated ten man Hertha Berlin 1-0 on Saturday to go level on points with Borussia Dortmund who play Bayer Leverkusen on Sunday evening.

The Bundesliga champions’ goal was scored by Javi Martinez who leapt high to head home a corner kick from James Rodriguez in the 62nd minute. Hertha defender Karim Rekik was sent off for latching out on Robert Lewandowski.

The two teams had chances at premium especially in the first half albeit there were improvements in the second stanza.

However it came at a price as winger Kingsley Coman was struck by an injury after coming off the substitutes’ bench.

Bayern and Dortmund now have 51 points in the table but the former have a +31 goal difference while Bayern are just behind with a+25 goal difference.