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2021-22 German Bundesliga
  • Davie Selke (4')
  • Ishak Belfodil (90'+3')

Hertha grab 2-0 win in relegation battle against Stuttgart

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Davie Selke's sliding volley puts Hertha Berlin ahead (0:30)

Davie Selke's sliding volley puts Hertha Berlin ahead (0:30)

Hertha Berlin grabbed a crucial 2-0 victory over VfB Stuttgart in their relegation battle on Sunday to take a massive step towards Bundesliga survival.

Davie Selke timed his run to perfection to connect with a pinpoint Marvin Plattenhardt cross four minutes into the game to put Hertha in front and Ishak Belfodil slotted in with a fine finish in second-half stoppage time to kill off the game.

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Hertha hung on to their slim advantage for much of the game despite an improved Stuttgart after the break who had chances through Borna Sosa and Konstantinos Mavropanos.

This was their third win in five matches under coach Felix Magath, who celebrated his 500th game as a coach in the Bundesliga, and lifted them to 32 points in 15th place, four points and a place above Stuttgart, in the relegation playoff spot, with three games left in the season.

Greuther Fuerth in last place are already relegated and Arminia Bielefeld are in 17th on 26.