Hertha Berlin vs. Borussia Dortmund: Winners and Losers from Bundesliga

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Hertha Berlin vs. Borussia Dortmund: Winners and Losers from Bundesliga
Michael Sohn/Associated Press

Hertha BSC held Borussia Dortmund to a goalless draw at home in Olympiastadion on Matchday 20 of the 2015/16 Bundesliga season on Saturday.

Much like the Black and Yellows' previous game against FC Ingolstadt, their opponents engaged them early, often and high up the pitch, which led to a game with little flow and structure.

Dortmund welcomed back Marcel Schmelzer, Ilkay Gundogan and Marco Reus to their starting XI, while the hosts' head coach, Pal Dardai, replaced the suspended Per Skjelbred with Jens Hegeler in defensive midfield.

The game didn't see a lot of clear-cut goalscoring opportunities. In the first half, a point-blank, uncontested header from United States international John Brooks after a corner was easily the most dangerous situation, but the Hertha defender didn't control it well enough and didn't even hit the target.

The visitors struggled to create much of anything apart from shots from distance and didn't really trouble Hertha's goalkeeper Rune Jarstein once in the entire 90 minutes. 

It's the first time they've failed to score in the Bundesliga under Thomas Tuchel and, as BT Sports' Archie Rhind-Tutt noted on Twitter, BVB are the final team to do so this season in Europe's top five leagues.

The club from the capital could've kept all three points at home but squandered some tasty counter-attacking opportunities late in the game.

With the draw, Hertha remain in third place, one spot behind Dortmund, who won't be too disheartened about the result, seeing as their 10-point advantage is still intact.

Here, B/R picks the winners and losers from the game.

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