Kalou hat-trick sees Hertha tri­umph over Glad­bach

Malta Independent - - SPORT -

Hertha Ber­lin saw off Borus­sia Mönchenglad­bach in the Match­day 10 opener thanks to a hat­trick from Salomon Kalou at the Olympias­ta­dion in Ber­lin.

It was a game that started with both sides look­ing to win the ball and break for­ward quickly, but the tide soon turned in favour of the home side when Mitchell Weiser’s cross was met by the head of a div­ing Salomon Kalou.

It got worse for Glad­bach after half an hour as Pa­trick Her­rmann was forced off after turn­ing his an­kle.

As USMNT player Fabian John­son was pre­par­ing to come on, Hertha struck once more through Kalou, who re­acted fastest to Nico Elvedi’s botched clear­ance.

To rub fur­ther salt in the wound of a first half to for­get for Mönchenglad­bach, Christoph Kramer was then sent off for two book­able of­fences be­fore the break.

De­spite be­ing a man down, Borus­sia im­proved in the sec­ond half, but it was the hosts who had the first chance after the restart

Week­end sport on TV To­day

Foot­ball 1.30pm, GO Sports 2, English FA Cup, Mer­stham-Ox­ford (live) 4pm, GO Sports 1, English FA Cup, West­fields-Cur­zon Ash­ton (live) 4pm, GO Sports 2, English FA Cup, Bolton W.-Grimsby (live) 6pm, GO Sports 1, Ital­ian Serie A, Torino-Cagliari (live) 6.15pm, GO Sports 4, English Premier League, Manch­ester Ci­tyMid­dles­brough (de­layed) 6.15pm, GO Sports 5, English Premier League, West Ham-Stoke City (de­layed) 6.15pm, GO Sports 6, English Premier League, Burn­ley-Crys­tal P. (de­layed) 6.15pm, GO Sports 7, English Premier League, Bournemouth-Sun­der­land (de­layed) 6.30pm, GO Sports 2, English Premier League, Chelsea-Ever­ton (live) 8.45pm, GO Sports 2, Ital­ian Serie A, Napoli-Lazio (live)

Golf 10am, GO Sports 1, PGA Euro­pean Tour, Turk­ish Air­lines Open – Day 3 (live)

Ten­nis 2pm, GO Sports 3, ATP Mas­ters 1000 – BNP Paribas Mas­ters – semi­fi­nals (live)

To­mor­row

Foot­ball 12.30pm, GO Sports 3, Ital­ian Serie A, Pescara-Em­poli (live) when Ibi­se­vic drew a strong save out of Yann Som­mer.

The vis­i­tors showed good in­tent go­ing for­ward as they looked to get back into this game with John­son twice fail­ing to get the bet­ter of Rune Jarstein.

The Dane did well to pre­serve Hertha’s two-goal lead by deny­ing both Vester­gaard and Lars Stindl be­fore the game was put be­yond doubt when Kalou slot­ted home his third of the evening five min­utes from the end to con­demn Glad­bach to their fourth away de­feat of the sea­son.

GER­MANY

3.15pm, GO Sports 1, English Premier League, Swansea City-Manch­ester United (live) 3.15, GO Sports 2, English Premier League, Arse­nal-Tot­ten­ham (live) 3.15, GO Sports 2, English Premier League, Liver­pool-Wat­ford (live) 3pm, GO Sports 4, Ital­ian Serie A, ChievoVerona-Ju­ven­tus (live) 3pm, GO Sports 5, Ital­ian Serie A, Palermo-Mi­lan (live) 3pm, GO Sports 7, Ital­ian Serie A, Sas­suolo-Ata­lanta (live) 3pm, GO Sports 8, English FA Cup, Bore­ham Wood-Notts Co. (live) 3pm, GO Sports 6, English FA Cup, More­cambe-Coven­try City (live) 5.15pm, GO Sports 4, English Premier League, Hull City-Southamp­ton Bun­desliga

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To­mor­row

Ross County-Rangers ..................................... Cham­pi­onship

To­day Ayr-Hiber­nian ....................................... Dun­fermline-Raith Rovers .................... Falkirk-Mor­ton ...................................... Queen of Sth-Dundee Utd .................... St Mir­ren-Dum­bar­ton ...........................

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