Hertha BSC ran away with the second Berlin derby of the season as they were convincing 4-0 winners over Union at the Olympiastadion on Friday night.
Bruno Labbadia is two wins from two having taking over during the league’s suspension and returning with a 3-0 win at 1899 Hoffenheim last weekend.
After a goalless first half, Vedad Ibisevic headed the home side into a 51st minute lead following an excellent cross from the left by Marvin Plattenhardt. A defensive howler gifted Dodi Lukebakio a one-on-one to make 2-0 moments later.
The disaster continued to grow for the visitors as they soon found themselves 0-3 on the hour when Ibisevic turned provider for Matheus Cunha. The Brazilian showed some good flair dribbling the ball into the box before his cross was played back to him by the experienced striker. Cunha coolly finished into the bottom corner.
Dedryck Boyata connected with Plattenhardt’s corner in the final 15 minutes to complete the route.
Victory for Hertha BSC moves them four points above their city rivals but still in the bottom half before the rest of the weekend’s games.
Union Berlin had been looking safe before the COVID-19 disruption but back-to-back defeats following the restart could see them getting sucked into a relegation battle between now and the end of June.