The frenzy followed: Borussia Mönchengladbach also solved the league task against Bochum four days after their historic cup win against Bayern Munich – but had to shiver again in the final stage.
Weary champions of Borussia Moenchengladbach received their applause – and were glad it was over. Four days after the historic cup win over Bayern Munich, the strength was enough to achieve a deserved victory over Bochum, 2:1 (2:0) was finally said. But at the last stage, Borussia had to shiver again.
“We knew that a completely different opponent was coming today, and that a completely different game was waiting for us,” Gladbach’s Matthias Ginter said. dazn: “We’ve been playing hard for a long time, it never had to get tight again. He’s already given us enough points, and today it almost happened again.”
Al Hassan Bly (12th) and Jonas Hoffmann (40th) scored twice to win their first duel with VFL since the relegation games ten years ago. Borussia were absolutely superior for so long, as Danny Bloom (86.) secured a superb free kick from the edge of the penalty area for anxious minutes at Gladbachers Stadium – in injury time he saved much-needed goalkeeper Jan Sommer against Milos Pantovic. “If the tie falls, we will tear each other’s heads off,” said goal scorer Hoffman.
The five-time German champion advanced to 10th with a win. After the first defeat after three competitive matches, Bochum finished 14th, one point behind the relegation place.
Early 2-0: Call-up with a goal and an assist
In front of 42,361 spectators, the Gladbackers, undefeated on home soil, had a stormy start. Three corner kicks after six minutes and the first chance of Nico Elvedi (the third) gave direction.
Bochum had some defensive problems with the changing hosts. After a perfect cross from Joe Scally, the entire solo striker effortlessly headed for the lead. Manuel Reimann was a goalkeeper in VFL without a chance.
Defensively, the Gladbachers allowed themselves to be neglected from time to time. Bochum lacked the quality to punish them. This was the eleventh pony. The player had a good look at Hoffmann, and the international hit the ball into the goal from a slightly sharp angle. This brilliant action put fans in a festive mood for nearly the entirety of the break.
Bloom makes her sexy again
Guest coach Thomas Reese reacted to his team’s poor performance in the first round and brought fresh strength to Gerrit Holtmann and Christian Gamboa after restarting in Danny Bloom and Konstantinos Stavelidis.
That hasn’t changed much in terms of the course of the game. Bochum tried hard, but Gladbach was better. After a pass from his captain Lars Stindel, Plea narrowly missed the third goal (53).
On the other hand, Yann Sommer was initially challenged against Takuma Asano (70), Vasileios Lampropoulos extended the subsequent corner to the post (71). Gladbach missed the final decision via Hoffmann (74), and Bloom made it exciting again.
In addition to the victory, those in charge of Gladbach were also satisfied with the parallel tie in the DFB Cup. In the second round he goes to the second division Hannover 96.
Borussia Monchengladbach – VFL Bochum: squad
- Mönchengladbach: Sommer – Scally, Ginter, Elvedi, Bensebaini – Zakaria, Kone (69 Neuhaus) – Hofmann, Stindl (69 Thuram), Plea (82nd Wolf) – Embolo. Coach: Hutter
- Bochum: Riemann – Gamboa (46. Stafylidis), Masovic, Lampropoulos, Soares – Losilla – Löwen (77. Pantovic), Rexhbecaj – Asano (76. Antwi-Adjei), Polter (83. Novothny), Holtmann (46. Blum)
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