Gladbach 5-2 Cologne: 7-goal thriller ends in favour of The Colts

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B Mönchengladbach see FC Köln off 5-2 on Sunday at the Borussia Park. Gladbach were looking to get back to winning ways after losing their last match 5-1 to Werder Bremen. Cologne were able to continue their winning streak after a 3-2 win against Borussia Dortmund in their last match. Gladbach are now in 6th place, with 15 points from 9 matches, while Cologne sit in 9th, with 13 points from 9.

Gladbach started the first half well, when Marvin Friedrich opened the rout, at 27 minutes. However, their lead didn’t last for long, Florian Kainz producing an equaliser on the 31 minute mark, bringing The Billy Goats level. However, each side looked hungry to win and The Colts then found the back of the net, 45 minutes in thanks to Ramy Bensebaini, taking the score to 2-1. However they weren’t finished yet and Lars Stindl made it 3-1 just before half-time, which saw the first half end 3-1.

The Colts once more applied the pressure in the second period and were rewarded, when Ramy Bensebaini found the net once more, at 76 minutes. However, Cologne refused to lie down and managed to pull back a goal from Denis Huseinbasic in the 83rd minute. In the end though, Gladbach then grabbed a goal from Marcus Thuram just before the full time, which sealed the victory for Gladbach.

Substitutions for Gladbach included Alassane Plea, Yvandro Borges Sanches, Patrick Herrmann, Stefan Lainer and Luca Netz for Lars Stindl, Christoph Kramer, Jonas Hofmann, Joe Scally and Ramy Bensebaini, respectively. Cologne brought on Kingsley Schindler, Florian Dietz, Denis Huseinbasic, Sargis Adamyan and Mark Uth, to replace Dejan Ljubicic, Steffen Tigges, Benno Erik Schmitz, Ondrej Duda and Linton Maina.

The referee booked Lars Stindl and Ramy Bensebaini from Gladbach. Cologne had the worst of it though, with Florian Kainz and Ellyes Skhiri seeing yellow, and Florian Kainz (2 yellow cards) then sent off with a red.

Gladbach will play away against Wolfsburg, while Cologne will face Augsburg at home.

Technical card:
B Mönchengladbach:Yann Sommer, Joe Scally (Stefan Lainer, min.83), Marvin Friedrich, Nico Elvedi, Ramy Bensebaini (Luca Netz, min.83), Jonas Hofmann (Patrick Herrmann, min.82), Julian Weigl, Christoph Kramer (Yvandro Borges Sanches, min.78), Kouadio Kone, Lars Stindl (Alassane Plea, min.52) and Marcus Thuram
FC Köln:Marvin Schwabe, Benno Erik Schmitz (Denis Huseinbasic, min.60), Luca Kilian, Timo Hubers, Jonas Hector, Dejan Ljubicic (Kingsley Schindler, min.40), Ellyes Skhiri, Ondrej Duda (Sargis Adamyan, min.61), Florian Kainz, Linton Maina (Mark Uth, min.75) and Steffen Tigges (Florian Dietz, min.60)
Stadium:the Borussia Park
Goals:Marvin Friedrich (1-0, min. 27), Florian Kainz (1-1, min. 31), Ramy Bensebaini (2-1, min. 45), Lars Stindl (3-1, min. 46), Ramy Bensebaini (4-1, min. 76), Denis Huseinbasic (4-2, min. 83) and Marcus Thuram (5-2, min. 90)