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2016/2017 German Bundesliga
  • Salomon Kalou (18', 33', 84')
  • Christoph Kramer (39')

Salomon Kalou hat trick helps Hertha Berlin climb to third

Salomon Kalou's hat trick was enough to thrash Gladbach on Friday. Matthias Kern/Bongarts/Getty Images

Salomon Kalou struck as hat trick as Hertha Berlin climbed to third in the Bundesliga table with a 3-0 win over 10-man Borussia Monchengladbach.

Kalou had failed to score this season but emphatically changed that from the moment he opened his account on 18 minutes, when he headed in Mitchell Weiser's precise cross to the far post.

The Ivory Coast international doubled Hertha's lead on 33 minutes before Gladbach were reduced to 10 men soon after when Christoph Kramer picked up a second yellow card.

Kalou completed his hat trick five minutes from time with Weiser again the provider.

German Bundesliga Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Borussia Dortmund 11 +21 27
2 Borussia Monchengladbach 11 +13 23
3 RB Leipzig 11 +13 22
4 Eintracht Frankfurt 11 +13 20
5 Bayern Munich 11 +6 20
6 TSG Hoffenheim 11 +9 19
7 Werder Bremen 11 0 17
8 Hertha Berlin 11 -1 16
9 Mainz 11 -2 15
10 FC Augsburg 11 +1 13
11 SC Freiburg 11 -4 13
12 VfL Wolfsburg 11 -2 12
13 Bayer Leverkusen 11 -8 11
14 Schalke 04 11 -7 10
15 Nurnberg 11 -13 10
16 Hannover 96 11 -8 9
17 Fortuna Düsseldorf 11 -15 8
18 VfB Stuttgart 11 -16 8