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Football: Hertha Berlin climb out of Bundesliga basement with 3-1 win at Bochum

BERLIN: Hertha Berlin's Suat Serdar scored a brilliant first-half double as they climbed off the bottom of the Bundesliga table with a 3-1 win at Vfl Bochum on Sunday.

Serdar surged forward in the 37th minute and unleashed an unstoppable shot to give his side the lead and six minutes later he made it two by pouncing on a loose ball in the box and rifling home.

Bochum pulled one back in the 59th minute after Gerrit Holtmann slalomed in from the left. His shot from a tight angle was deflected into the path of Simon Zoller, who drilled it high into the net.

Bochum stormed forward looking for an equaliser but Berlin managed to regain their composure and Myziane Maolida put the game beyond doubt when he went on a mazy run in the 78th minute before striking a low shot into the bottom-right corner.

Their first three points of the season temporarily lifted Berlin out of the relegation places, but they found themselves sliding down to 16th spot when Borussia Moenchengladbach cruised to a 3-1 win over Arminia Bielefeld in Sunday's late game.

Earlier in the day Omar Marmoush scored a late goal on his debut for VfB Stuttgart as they drew 1-1 with Eintracht Frankfurt who, along with RB Leipzig, Bochum and Bielefeld, also have three points and are ahead of Berlin on goal difference.

Source: Reuters


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