Bayern Munich maintained their recent revival with victory over Hertha Berlin to take them level on points with Borussia Dortmund at the top of the Bundesliga table.
Dortmund will have the chance to re-establish their three-point lead when they host Bayer Leverkusen on Sunday. Javi Martinez scored Bayern’s only goal, a header from James Rodriguez’s corner.
Hertha had Karim Rekik sent off late on for hitting Robert Lewandowski. Bayern who have won the past six German titles have won 10 of their last 11 Bundesliga games. They were fifth, nine points behind Dortmund, before that run.