Champions League draw: Group B for Borussia

Borussia Mönchengladbach have been drawn in Group B, and will play Real Madrid, Shakhtar Donetsk and Internazionale in the Champions League Group Stage. This will be hard. Below is an initial assessment of each of the teams that Gladbach will face. Real Madrid This team needs no introduction, especially in a Champions League setting. TheyContinue reading “Champions League draw: Group B for Borussia”

Gladbach 1-1 Union Berlin: FCU puts BMG in a corner

Gladbach: (4-2-3-1) Sommer; Bensebaini, Ginter, Elvedi, Lainer; Kramer, Neuhaus; Hofmann, Stindl, Thuram; Pléa Union: (3-4-3) Luthe; Schlotterbeck, Knoche, Friedrich; Lenz, Andrich, Prömel, Trimmel; Bülter, Awoniyi, Becker In short Borussia Mönchengladbach’s first Bundesliga home game offered a chance to kick-start the season after last week’s loss to Borussia Dortmund, but it ultimately ended in more disappointment.Continue reading “Gladbach 1-1 Union Berlin: FCU puts BMG in a corner”

Analysis: Dortmund vs Gladbach – Can-do attitude did for BMG

Borussia Mönchengladbach coach Marco Rose sprung a tactical surprise in the Bundesliga opener, eschewing the 4-2-3-1 formation that had been the staple of post-lockdown Gladbach last season to match up Borussia Dortmund’s notional 3-4-3. However, Lucien Favre system, and the interpretation of the formation, helped create overloads for Dortmund where there were meant to beContinue reading “Analysis: Dortmund vs Gladbach – Can-do attitude did for BMG”

Dortmund 3-0 Gladbach – Flash report

Dortmund: (3-4-3) Bürki; Akanji, Hummels, Can; Hazard, Bellingham, Witsel, Meunier; Reyna, Haaland, Sancho Gladbach: (3-4-3) Sommer; Bensebaini, Ginter, Elvedi; Wendt, Kramer, Neuhaus, Lainer; Hofmann, Stindl, Wolf Match summary As explained in our preview, this game was not only a marquee game to start the season, but also a hugely consequential one for both of theContinue reading “Dortmund 3-0 Gladbach – Flash report”

Countdown to 20/21: 1 season opener – Dortmund vs Gladbach preview

The start of the Bundesliga season has arrived. Strangely, Bayern Munich fancy their chances against Schalke, so opted not to delay the start of their season after their Champions League exploits. But while Borussia Dortmund vs Borussia Mönchengladbach may no longer be the curtain raiser for the season as a whole, it certainly looks likeContinue reading “Countdown to 20/21: 1 season opener – Dortmund vs Gladbach preview”

Countdown to 20/21: 2 new signings

Along with the young players looking to establish a first-team role, sporting director Max Eberl brought in two new players to refresh the squad. With COVID-19 reducing revenues, an always prudent Gladbach was never going to spend big this summer, and the deals for Hannes Wolf and Valentino Lazaro reflect Eberl’s outlook: direct replacements forContinue reading “Countdown to 20/21: 2 new signings”

Countdown to 20/21: 3 young players looking to step up

Borussia Mönchengladbach have the benefit of a settled squad, as discussed in the first instalment of our season countdown series, with plenty of youth in their core already. But while most players will be familiar to the Gladbach faithful, there stand to be a few slightly less well-known faces who are in contention for squadContinue reading “Countdown to 20/21: 3 young players looking to step up”

Pre-season Game 5: 4-0 vs VVV Venlo

MOTM: Ramy Bensebaini Honorable mentions: Stindl, Müsel, Sippel, Reitz In Short With many first team regulars off on international duty, it was a good time for the veterans and youngsters to step up and deliver arguably the best display of the the pre-season in its last game, and certainly the most well-rounded 90 minutes. GoalieContinue reading “Pre-season Game 5: 4-0 vs VVV Venlo”

Countdown to 20/21: 4 reasons why Gladbach will be in the top 4 (or better)

In the first of a series counting down to the beginning of the Bundesliga season on Sept 18, we examine why Borussia Mönchengladbach are set to be contenders once more Ramy Bensebaini is poised. The stadium is silent, though the frozen faces of fans watch on, glued to their seats. Under conditions like these, everyContinue reading “Countdown to 20/21: 4 reasons why Gladbach will be in the top 4 (or better)”

Pre-season Game 4: 0-2 vs Greuther Fürth

In short A tough game against energetic, physical opposition. Definitely a disappointing result, but probably a helpful competitive test as the season draws nearer. Failing to score over 120 minutes of football against a second tier team has to be a bit of a concern though. What We Learned Is this turning into an eternalContinue reading “Pre-season Game 4: 0-2 vs Greuther Fürth”