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Hertha 4:0 Union Berlin Player Ratings 2020 | Vedad Ibisevic stars in Berlin Derby

Hertha avenged their 1:0 loss at the hands of Union Berlin earlier this season with a thumping 4:0 victory at the Olympiastadion over their city rivals on Friday evening.

The game was goalless till half time, with Matheus Cunha’s attempted flick the nearest that Hertha came to scoring, but things changed after the interval, with Vedad Ibisevic (51) and Dodi Lukebakio (52) netting within 68 seconds of each other. Cunha (61) added a well taken third, and Derdyck Boyata finished proceedings off with his 77th minute header.

Here are some player ratings from the MoPo newspaper. Ibisevic’s stellar performances earns him a rating of 1, the best among the BSC players, while Lukebakio and Boyata both get a 2.5. Cunha gets a 2.

For Union Berlin, an evening to forget for most of their players. Goalkeeper Gikiwiecz gets a 2.5, with Andrich getting a 3, but the rest are a mix of 4, 4.5 and 5’s, illustrating the away side’s poor performance.

A fairly good evening for referee Osmers, who was rated a 2.

Hertha Union Berlin 2020 Player Ratings

Leverkusen travel to Stadion IM Borussia Park- Pick of the weekend clashes

While tonight’s Berlin derby will certainly attract plenty of eyeballs, the pick of this weekend’s Bundesliga clashes is perhaps at Stadion Im Borussia Park tomorrow afternoon, where Borussia Monchengladbach square off against Bayer Leverkusen. Both teams are in excellent form currently, and both have aspirations of finishing in the Champions League spots at the end of the season.


Gladbach are third going into Week 27, having leapfrogged Leipzig at the end of Round 26 in a week that saw Die Fohlen prevail 3:1 at Eintracht and RBL draw at home to Freiburg. With Borussia Dortmund facing a tricky fixture away at the Volkswagen Arena, Gladbach could technically finish as high as second this weekend if results go their way. Continue reading Leverkusen travel to Stadion IM Borussia Park- Pick of the weekend clashes

Hansi Flick vs Niko Kovac- Manager Stats after 26 rounds of the league season at Bayern Munich

A nice little graphic today in the German press, putting up some key Bayern Munich stats for the 2019/20 season (as of round 26), comparing the performances of Hansi Flick and Niko Kovac.

Kovac was manager for ten rounds before being sacked while Flick has now been in charge for 16 game weeks. The comparison clearly appears to show that Flick is the superior manager, especially in the attacking department. Flick’s Bayern have picked up 2.5 points per game and score 3.1 goals on an average every game, as compared to Kovac’s 1.8 and 2.5 respectively. Flick has also significantly sharpened up Bayern’s defense- they concede only 0.6 goals per game, as compared to the 1.6 under Kovac.

Stats covered in this graphic

  • Points scored per game
  • Goals scored per game
  • Chances created per game
  • Goals conceded per game
  • Goals conceded via counters per game
  • Chances conceded per game
  • Sprints per game
  • Distance covered per game

Hansi Flick vs Niko Kovac Bayern stats