Gladbach 4-2 Borussia Dortmund: The Colts come up trumps against Die Borussen
B Mönchengladbach beated Borussia Dortmund 4-2 on Friday at the Borussia Park. Both teams arrived at the match with previous defeats in the league. Gladbach were looking to get back to winning ways after losing 2-1 to Bochum in their previous fixture whilst Dortmund had lost their previous match against Wolfsburg. Gladbach and Dortmund currently occupy 7th and 6th spots in the table, with 22 points and 25 points respectively after 15 matches.
It was an impressive opening from Gladbach, with an early goal from Jonas Hofmann in the 4th minute. However, the good fortune didn’t last for long. An equalizer from Julian Brandt, 19 minutes in brought Die Borussen level. However, each side looked hungry to win and The Colts then found the back of the net, at 26 minutes thanks to Ramy Bensebaini, taking the score to 2-1. The momentum was again with Gladbach, who then scored again courtesy of a goal from Marcus Thuram on the 30 minute mark to establish a 3-1 result. However, Dortmund refused to lie down and managed to pull back a goal from Nico Schlotterbeck, 40 minutes in. The Colts in turn, then responded just before half-time, grabbing the lead with an effort from Kouadio Kone, concluding the first half 4-2. Both teams unable to deliver anything further, the score remained at 4-2 at full time.
Substitutions for Gladbach included Patrick Herrmann, Ko Itakura, Nathan N`Goumou Minpole and Luca Netz for Christoph Kramer, Kouadio Kone, Lars Stindl and Jonas Hofmann, respectively. Dortmund replaced Thorgan Hazard, Anthony Modeste, Salih Ozcan, Karim Adeyemi and Antonios Papadopoulos with Giovanni Reyna, Nico Schlotterbeck, Emre Can, Donyell Malen and Mats Hummels.
There were bookings for Lars Stindl from Gladbach. For Dortmund, Mats Hummels and Raphael Guerreiro saw yellow.
Dortmund and Gladbach will next play at home to Augsburg and Bayer Leverkusen respectively.
|B Mönchengladbach:||Jan Jakob Olschowsky, Joe Scally, Marvin Friedrich, Nico Elvedi, Ramy Bensebaini, Jonas Hofmann (Luca Netz, min.90), Kouadio Kone (Ko Itakura, min.88), Julian Weigl, Christoph Kramer (Patrick Herrmann, min.46), Lars Stindl (Nathan N`Goumou Minpole, min.90) and Marcus Thuram|
|Borussia Dortmund:||Gregor Kobel, Niklas Sule, Nico Schlotterbeck (Anthony Modeste, min.59), Mats Hummels (Antonios Papadopoulos, min.78), Raphael Guerreiro, Giovanni Reyna (Thorgan Hazard, min.46), Julian Brandt, Jude Bellingham, Emre Can (Salih Ozcan, min.59), Donyell Malen (Karim Adeyemi, min.71) and Youssoufa Moukoko|
|Stadium:||the Borussia Park|
|Goals:||Jonas Hofmann (1-0, min. 4), Julian Brandt (1-1, min. 19), Ramy Bensebaini (2-1, min. 26), Marcus Thuram (3-1, min. 30), Nico Schlotterbeck (3-2, min. 40) and Kouadio Kone (4-2, min. 46)|