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Arturo Vidal strike gives Bayern Munich lead over Hertha Berlin


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After struggling to really find their feet in the first half, Bayern Munich needed an early spark to get them on track against Hertha Berlin. Enter Arturo Vidal.

In the 48th minute, Mario Götze laid the ball off just outside the penalty box in what can only be described as Vidal's "sweet spot". The Chilean unleashed one of his patented strikes toward the goal. Unfortunately for Thomas Kraft, one of his own defenders was in the way. The ball took a big deflection, leaving the goalkeeper planted to the ground. The ball struck the back of the net to put Bayern on top.

With Borussia Dortmund handling their business against Stuttgart on the day, Bayern can't win the Bundesliga title. However, taking all three points would keep their lead at seven points, giving them the opportunity to clinch next weekend at the Allianz Arena.