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Borussia Dortmund beats Hertha Berlin 3-1 to remain ahead of Bayern Munich in Bundesliga

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FRANKFURT, Germany — Late substitute secured Borussia Dortmund's 3-1 victory over Hertha Berlin on Sunday that preserved his team's lead in the Bundesliga.

Ramos came on in the 79th minute and scored three minutes into injury time to make sure Dortmund stayed ahead of defending champion Bayern Munich. Both Dortmund and Bayern have won their opening three matches but Dortmund has scored one more goal.

Borussia Moenchengladbach's miserable start to the season worsened when it lost 2-1 at Werder Bremen in the late match for its third defeat in as many matches.

In Dortmund, defender scored with a header in the 27th, connecting with a cross from Shinji Kagawa, who also played a role in Dortmund's second goal. Kagawa picked out , who fed for an easy tap-in.

, another late substitute, pulled one back for Hertha in the 78th, scoring seven minutes after coming on.

Kagawa missed an empty net in the second half.

In Bremen, U.S. striker Aron Johannsson converted a penalty in the 39th for his first goal for Bremen. tripped and Johannsson stepped up to calmly slot home from the spot.

Lars Standl equalized for Moenchengladbach shortly before halftime, but rose at the near post to head in a corner for Bremen's victory in the 53rd.

Moenchengladbach's was sent off late in the match for a foul in the box and his second booking, but shot wide from the penalty spot.

Stuttgart and Moenchengladbach are the only teams without any points after three matches. Moenchengladbach finished third last season and qualified for the Champions League.

PHOTO: Moenchengladbach's Lars Stindl, centre, and Moenchengladbach's Havard Nordtveit, Moenchengladbach's Oscar Wendt and Bremen's Ulisses Garcia, right, react after Stindl  scored the first goal for his team during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Werder Bremen and Borussia Moenchengladbach in Bremen, Germany, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Joerg Sarbach)
Moenchengladbach's Lars Stindl, centre, and Moenchengladbach's Havard Nordtveit, Moenchengladbach's Oscar Wendt and Bremen's Ulisses Garcia, right, react after Stindl scored the first goal for his team during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Werder Bremen and Borussia Moenchengladbach in Bremen, Germany, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Joerg Sarbach)

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PHOTO: Moenchengladbach's Lars Stindl, centre, and Moenchengladbach's Havard Nordtveit, Moenchengladbach's Oscar Wendt and Bremen's Ulisses Garcia, right, react after Stindl  scored the first goal for his team during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Werder Bremen and Borussia Moenchengladbach in Bremen, Germany, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Joerg Sarbach)
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