Nikita Rukavytsya was amongst the goals as Hertha Berlin cruised past Karlsruhe 4-0 in the German 2.Bundesliga overnight.

The 23-year old Australian international scored his first Hertha goal since joining from Dutch club FC Twente in the 23rd minute to put his side two up at the Olympiastadion in Berlin after Colombian striker Gustavo Ramos opened the scoring in the 1st minute.

Bulgarian forward Valeri Domovchiyski and Brazilian midfielder Raffael wrapped up the contest in the second half.

Rukavytsya made way for Nico Schulz in the 67th minute but his goal helped Hertha remain in the top four after four league matches.