Hertha took on top of the table Borussia Dortmund at the Signal Iduna Park in great form and with a squad full of confidence coming into the game and the same could be said for Jurgen Klopp's side who had thrashed Frankfurt 5-0 and defeated UEFA Champions League chasing side Bayern Leverkusen 3-2.
The game kicked off in front of a rowdy crowd of 77,000+ of fans, with many travelling Hertha fans. However, these Hertha fans were in store for a horror show from their side. Dortmund came close after just three minutes as Marco Reus threaded a ball through for former Hertha striker, Adrian Ramos, but he could only hit his effort straight at his old team-mate Thomas Kraft. But, just six minutes later, Ciro Immobile celebrated as he powerfully struck the ball home after a wonderful pass from Henrikh Mkhitayran found his feet and he turned beautifully round Johnny Heitinga to then strike it in.
From then on Dortmund continued to dominate, four minutes later it was 2-0 as Kevin Grosskreutz bundled the ball home from a Reus corner. More pressure then came through Sven Bender who struck one from outside the box, however Kraft held onto it well and then through Shinji Kagawa as he also hit one from outside the box with the same outcome.
Dortmund scored just before half-time though to make it 3-0, the man being Marco Reus, who had assisted the first two goals. He received the ball just inside the Berlin half and he dribbled his way through, completed a quick one-two with Kagawa and then rolled the ball into the right hand corner, as Kraft could only just watch it go in.
Berlin looked a little better in the second half as Nico Schulz, who was capped by Germany for the first time earlier in the week against Georgia, came close as he curled one just a whisker off the top left corner. Then his effort was quickly followed up by Salomon Kalou who stuck the post after he wriggled his way into the box after 52 minutes. But after that effort the game dried up, with Dortmund just defending the three goal lead and Hertha unable to beat the strong defence made up of Hummels, Sokratis, Schmelzer and Piszczek. But with just two minutes left of the game Dortmund pushed one last time and Marco Reus got a second goal as he tapped in from a Aubameyang cross.
After the game Thomas Tuchel said, "We came here expecting a loss really, I think most teams do, but we tried our best. Dortmund were in top form today and earned a big win like this, so well done to them today because they were the better team by far today."
At the end of today's games the Bundesliga table now looks like this.