Gladbach 1-0 Hertha Berlin: Job done for The Colts at home to The Old Lady

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B Mönchengladbach beat Hertha with a thumping 1-0 victory on Friday at the Borussia Park. With both teams drawing in their previous fixtures, they were keen to pick up points. Gladbach wanted to continue adding points after a 2-2 draw against Schalke. Hertha had to settle for a draw 1-1 against Eintracht Frankfurt. As things stand, Gladbach are in 1st place, with 7 points from 3 matches, while Hertha sit in 15th, with 1 point from 3.

The Colts started the first half well, when Alassane Plea gave Gladbach the lead, at 34 minutes and saw the first half out 1-0. Both teams struggled to produce anything meaningful in the second half, leaving the final score at 1-0.

Substitutions for Gladbach included Hannes Wolf, Patrick Herrmann and Marvin Friedrich for Jonas Hofmann, Alassane Plea and Florian Neuhaus, repectively. Hertha brought on Jean-Paul Boetius, Marton Dardai, Stevan Jovetic, Kevin-Prince Boateng and Davie Selke for Ivan Sunjic, Chidera Ejuke, Wilfried Kanga, Lucas Tousart and Suat Serdar.

The referee booked Patrick Herrmann from Gladbach. Hertha had the worst of it though, with Filip Uremovic seeing yellow, and Filip Uremovic (2 yellow cards) then sent off with a red.

Gladbach will next travel to Bayern Munich, while Hertha will face Borussia Dortmund at home.

Technical card:
B Mönchengladbach:Yann Sommer, Joe Scally, Nico Elvedi, Ko Itakura, Ramy Bensebaini, Jonas Hofmann (Hannes Wolf, min.90), Florian Neuhaus (Marvin Friedrich, min.90), Kouadio Kone, Christoph Kramer, Alassane Plea (Patrick Herrmann, min.90) and Marcus Thuram
Hertha:Oliver Christensen, Jonjoe Kenny, Marc Kempf, Filip Uremovic, Maximilian Mittelstadt, Suat Serdar (Davie Selke, min.83), Ivan Sunjic (Jean-Paul Boetius, min.57), Lucas Tousart (Kevin-Prince Boateng, min.83), Wilfried Kanga (Stevan Jovetic, min.72), Chidera Ejuke (Marton Dardai, min.72) and Dodi Lukebakio
Stadium:the Borussia Park
Goals:Alassane Plea (1-0, min. 34)