Bayern Munich's winning run ends with draw vs. Hertha Berlin
Bayern Munich 0 - 0 Hertha Berlin

Bayern Munich's winning run ends with draw vs. Hertha Berlin

24/02/2018

The Bayern Munich juggernaut was slowed by stubborn Hertha Berlin on Saturday as the Bundesliga leaders' 14-match winning run came to an end with a goalless draw.

The dominant hosts failed to find a way past a resolute Hertha rearguard as Bayern failed to win for the first time in any competition since late November.

Jupp Heynckes' men had won 11 league games in a row and scored at least two goals in every match they have played since Christmas, including five against Besiktas in the Champions League in midweek, but found Hertha's Norwegian goalkeeper Rune Jarstein in impressive form.

The point extended Bayern's lead at the top of the table to 20 points, although the likes of Bayer Leverkusen, RB Leipzig and Borussia Dortmund can cut that lead later this weekend. The numbers have little meaning now, though. The title is all but Bayern's and has long been so.

Bayern fielded their attacking big guns, with Robert Lewandowski, Arjen Robben, Franck Ribery and Thomas Muller all starting, but a Hertha side who have won just once this year proved too tough a nut forthem to crack

Lewandowski was looking to score in a club record 12th consecutive home game, but Jarstein denied him on a number of occasions.

It was Ribery who wasted Bayern's best chance of the first half.

Lewandowski fed Robben, who set up Ribery in space in the area in the 36th minute, but the Frenchman fired over.

Bayern started the second half on the front foot, David Alaba bringing a parry from Jarstein with a free-kick five minutes in.

The keeper was then alert to keep out another Lewandowski effort as the one-way traffic continued towards the Hertha goal.

The Pole saw an effort deflected wide, but still the hosts struggled to carve out a clear-cut chance.

Bayern introduced Kingsley Coman, Sandro Wagner and Arturo Vidal and Ribery, Muller and Thiago in a bid to inject fresh legs and ideas as they sought to break down their visitors, but Hertha stood firm to take a point back to the capital.

Related news

Bayern Munich shut out at home in loss to Borussia Monchengladbach

Bayern Munich shut out at home in loss to Borussia Monchengladbach

Borussia Monchengladbach were once again tormentors of Bayern Munich, handing the German champions a 3-0 defeat at the Allianz Arena on Saturday.

Paco Alcacer scores hat trick from bench in dramatic Borussia Dortmund win

Paco Alcacer scores hat trick from bench in dramatic Borussia Dortmund win

Paco Alcacer came off the bench to score a hat trick, including a free kick in added time, to give Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund a dramatic 4-3 win over Augsburg on Saturday.

Dortmund go top of Bundesliga with four-goal rally past Bayer Leverkusen

Dortmund go top of Bundesliga with four-goal rally past Bayer Leverkusen

Borussia Dortmund scored four times in the last 25 minutes to come from two goals down and beat Bayer Leverkusen 4-2 on Saturday to climb top of the the Bundesliga.

Schalke snap losing run with narrow win against Mainz

Schalke snap losing run with narrow win against Mainz

An Alessandro Schoepf goal gave Schalke 04 a 1-0 win over Mainz 05 on Saturday to snap their five-game losing run and move them out of last place in the Bundesliga.

Hertha Berlin shock Bayern Munich to go level on points atop Bundesliga

Hertha Berlin shock Bayern Munich to go level on points atop Bundesliga

Hertha Berlin stunned Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich 2-0 on Friday for their first win against them in nine years, snapping the champions' unbeaten run this season and moving the Berliners joint top in the league.

Marco Reus scores brace as Borussia Dortmund thrash Nurnberg

Marco Reus scores brace as Borussia Dortmund thrash Nurnberg

Captain Marco Reus scored twice as Borussia Dortmund crushed promoted Nuremberg 7-0 on Wednesday to move into second place in the Bundesliga, two points behind leaders Bayern Munich.

Bundesliga fans stage protests during Bayern Munich draw with Augsburg

Bundesliga fans stage protests during Bayern Munich draw with Augsburg

Augsburg ended Bayern Munich's winning start to the Bundesliga on Tuesday by scoring a late equaliser for a 1-1 draw, subduing an atmosphere that was already flat due to fan protests.

James scores as Bayern Munich beat Schalke, Weston McKinnie limps off

James scores as Bayern Munich beat Schalke, Weston McKinnie limps off

Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich eased past Schalke 2-0 on Saturday to make it four wins from four league matches and leave their opponents languishing at the bottom of the table.

Christian Pulisic scores late to earn Borussia Dortmund a point against Hoffenheim

Christian Pulisic scores late to earn Borussia Dortmund a point against Hoffenheim

Borussia Dortmund's Christian Pulisic scored an 84th minute equaliser to rescue a 1-1 draw at Hoffenheim on Saturday.

RELATED NEWS

Bayern Munich shut out at home in loss to Borussia Monchengladbach
Bayern Munich 0 - 3 Borussia Monchengladbach

Bayern Munich shut out at home in loss to Borussia Monchengladbach

Borussia Monchengladbach were once again tormentors of Bayern Munich, handing the German champions a 3-0 defeat at the Allianz Arena on Saturday.

Paco Alcacer scores hat trick from bench in dramatic Borussia Dortmund win
Borussia Dortmund 4 - 3 Augsburg

Paco Alcacer scores hat trick from bench in dramatic Borussia Dortmund win

Paco Alcacer came off the bench to score a hat trick, including a free kick in added time, to give Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund a dramatic 4-3 win over Augsburg on Saturday.

Dortmund go top of Bundesliga with four-goal rally past Bayer Leverkusen
Bayer Leverkusen 2 - 4 Borussia Dortmund

Dortmund go top of Bundesliga with four-goal rally past Bayer Leverkusen

Borussia Dortmund scored four times in the last 25 minutes to come from two goals down and beat Bayer Leverkusen 4-2 on Saturday to climb top of the the Bundesliga.

Schalke snap losing run with narrow win against Mainz
Schalke 1 - 0 Mainz

Schalke snap losing run with narrow win against Mainz

An Alessandro Schoepf goal gave Schalke 04 a 1-0 win over Mainz 05 on Saturday to snap their five-game losing run and move them out of last place in the Bundesliga.

Hertha Berlin shock Bayern Munich to go level on points atop Bundesliga
Hertha Berlin 2 - 0 Bayern Munich

Hertha Berlin shock Bayern Munich to go level on points atop Bundesliga

Hertha Berlin stunned Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich 2-0 on Friday for their first win against them in nine years, snapping the champions' unbeaten run this season and moving the Berliners joint top in the league.

Marco Reus scores brace as Borussia Dortmund thrash Nurnberg
Borussia Dortmund 7 - 0 Nurnberg

Marco Reus scores brace as Borussia Dortmund thrash Nurnberg

Captain Marco Reus scored twice as Borussia Dortmund crushed promoted Nuremberg 7-0 on Wednesday to move into second place in the Bundesliga, two points behind leaders Bayern Munich.

Bundesliga fans stage protests during Bayern Munich draw with Augsburg
Bayern Munich 1 - 1 Augsburg

Bundesliga fans stage protests during Bayern Munich draw with Augsburg

Augsburg ended Bayern Munich's winning start to the Bundesliga on Tuesday by scoring a late equaliser for a 1-1 draw, subduing an atmosphere that was already flat due to fan protests.

James scores as Bayern Munich beat Schalke, Weston McKinnie limps off
Schalke 0 - 2 Bayern Munich

James scores as Bayern Munich beat Schalke, Weston McKinnie limps off

Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich eased past Schalke 2-0 on Saturday to make it four wins from four league matches and leave their opponents languishing at the bottom of the table.

Christian Pulisic scores late to earn Borussia Dortmund a point against Hoffenheim
Hoffenheim 1 - 1 Borussia Dortmund

Christian Pulisic scores late to earn Borussia Dortmund a point against Hoffenheim

Borussia Dortmund's Christian Pulisic scored an 84th minute equaliser to rescue a 1-1 draw at Hoffenheim on Saturday.

18/10/2018
01:30 | DC United - Toronto
01:30 | Orlando City - Seattle Sounders
04:00 | Vancouver Whitecaps - Sporting KC
10:00 | ATP 250 - Moscow
10:00 | ATP 250 - Antwerp
10:00 | ATP 250 - Stockholm
10:00 | WTA - Moscow
19/10/2018
03:00 | Real Salt Lake - New England
10:00 | ATP 250 - Moscow
10:00 | ATP 250 - Antwerp
10:00 | ATP 250 - Stockholm
10:00 | WTA - Moscow
17:00 | Formula 1 - United States Grand Prix - Free Practice 1
20:45 | Olympique Lyon - Nimes
20:45 | Sheffield Wednesday - Middlesbrough
21:00 | Formula 1 - United States Grand Prix - Free Practice 2
20/10/2018
08:10 | MotoGP - Grand Prix of Japan - Qualifying
10:00 | ATP 250 - Moscow
10:00 | ATP 250 - Antwerp
10:00 | ATP 250 - Stockholm
10:00 | WTA - Moscow
13:00 | Real Madrid - Levante
13:30 | Chelsea - Manchester United
15:00 | Roma - SPAL
15:30 | Bayer Leverkusen - Hannover 96
15:30 | Stuttgart - Borussia Dortmund
15:30 | Wolfsburg - Bayern Munich
16:00 | Manchester City - Burnley
16:00 | West Ham United - Tottenham Hotspur
16:00 | Brentford - Bristol City
16:15 | Valencia - Leganes
17:00 | PSG - Amiens
18:00 | Juventus - Genoa
18:30 | Villarreal - Atletico Madrid
18:30 | Huddersfield Town - Liverpool
18:30 | Schalke 04 - Werder Bremen
18:30 | Derby County - Sheffield United
20:00 | Strasbourg - Monaco
20:00 | Formula 1 - United States Grand Prix - Free Practice 3
20:30 | Udinese - Napoli
20:45 | Barcelona - Sevilla
23:00 | Formula 1 - United States Grand Prix - Qualifying
21/10/2018
08:00 | MotoGP - Grand Prix of Japan
10:00 | ATP 250 - Moscow
10:00 | ATP 250 - Antwerp
10:00 | ATP 250 - Stockholm
10:00 | WTA - Moscow
15:00 | Parma - Lazio
18:00 | Fiorentina - Cagliari
20:10 | Formula 1 - United States Grand Prix
20:30 | Inter Milan v AC Milan
21:00 | Nice - Olympique Marseille
DERBY OF THE WEEK
Chelsea - Manchester United
Derby of the week
13:30
20/10/2018
Derby of the week
W 1.66    
   W 5.00
The odds are correct at the time of publishing
10:00 08-10-2018 and are subject to change
Football Live Scores
Tennis Live Scores