Defending Bundesliga (Germany’s top-flight football league) champions Bayern Munich defeated Hertha Berlin 1-0 in what was a closely-contested match at the iconic Allianz Arena on Sunday.

With the victory, Bayern has collected 51 points, holding the second spot in the standings, on goal differential behind leader Borussia Dortmund, who is to take on sixth-placed Bayer Leverkusen on Sunday.

Bayern has thus extended its domestic league winning streak to three successive matches, while Dortmund allowed the defending champion to narrow the gap after two Bundesliga draws in a row, reports Efe news.

After a scoreless first-half on Saturday evening, Spanish midfielder Javi Martinez opened the scoring for Bayern, two minutes after the hour-mark, culminating an assist by Colombia winger James Rodriguez.

This was Martinez’ first goal in the 2018-19 Bundesliga season.

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