Hertha Berlin 2-0 Bayern Munich: Bayern's unbeaten run ended
Last Updated: 28/09/18 10:47pm
Bayern Munich crashed to their first Bundesliga defeat of the season as they were beaten 2-0 by Hertha Berlin at the Olympiastadion.
Hertha captain Vedad Ibisevic sent Manuel Neuer the wrong way to score with a 23rd-minute penalty after Jerome Boateng had brought down Salomon Kalou.
Slovak forward Ondrej Duda continued his sensational form with his fifth goal of the season, firing in on the stroke of half-time to confirm Hertha's fine start that has left them in second place on 13 points, level on points with Bayern.
The champions, with injured Leon Goretzka joining a growing list of absentees that already includes Kingsley Coman and Corentin Tolisso among others, had their share of chances as they dominated after the break.
With 65 per cent possession, 14 corners compared to Hertha's one and 24-6 shots on goal, Bayern will be asking themselves how they failed to get at least a point from the game.
James Rodriguez came close for the visitors in the second half but even the introduction of a third striker with Sandro Wagner in the 72nd minute could not prevent their first defeat of the season, three days after stumbling to a 1-1 draw against Augsburg.
Borussia Dortmund, third on 11 points, are in action against Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday, while Schalke 04, last season's runners-up who have lost all five league games so far, host Mainz 05.