Hertha Berlin down Monchengladbach 3-0 in German Bundesliga

Berlin, Nov 5 (IANS) Berlin won its sixth game of the season after Salomon Kalou provided a hat-trick against ten-men Monchengladbach in the 10th round of the German Bundesliga .

Andre Schubert’s men suffered the fourth loss of the season after Kalou scored three goals to secure a 0-3 win on home soil on Friday,reports Xinhua.

The visitors started on a positive note and took the reins in the opening minutes, yet Tobias Strobel and Raffael were unable to turn Monchengladbach’s dominance into a tangible reward.

Hertha lacked in ideas to work out promising opportunities still they were able to break the deadlock against the run of the game when Salomon Kalou headed home Mitchell Weiser’s cross into the box with 18 minutes into the game.

Monchengladbach wobbled and failed to respond whereas the hosts gained momentum to double the lead in the 33rd minute as Salomon Kalou capitalized on a deflected clearance to beat goalkeeper Yann Sommer into the far post corner.

Things went from bad to worse for the visitors when Christoph Kramer was sent off after booking his second yellow card in the 39th minute.

After the restart, Monchengladbach tried to pull one back but neither Fabian Johnson nor Lars Stindl were able to score the consolation. While the “Foals” squandered their opportunities Hertha Berlin staged a clinical chance conversion as Kalou wrapped up his hat rick in the 83rd minute to put the result beyond doubt.

With the result, Berlin moved from the 5th to the 3rd position while Monchengladbach stayed on the 11th place of the standings.

–IANS

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