Schampagne Football and the return of the Zak

Two games in four days vs Shakhtar and Schalke, and Gladbach produced composed and efficient displays in both, scoring eight and conceding just one. When the schedule is tightly packed as it is this season, it makes a difference that both games were at Borussia-Park – saving a bit on travel and tiredness – andContinue reading “Schampagne Football and the return of the Zak”

Shakhtar 0-6 Gladbach: Pléa takes charge as BMG’s cup overflows

Shakhtar Donetsk : (4-2-3-1) Trubin; Kornilenko, Khocholava, Bondar, Dodo; Marcos Antonio, Barberan; Solomon, Marlos, Tete; Taison Gladbach: (4-2-3-1) Sommer; Bensebaini, Ginter, Elvedi, Lainer; Kramer, Neuhaus; Thuram, Stindl, Hofmann; Pléa In short This was a phenomenal performance and a historic night for Gladbach. It was only their third win of the Champions League era in the competition, butContinue reading “Shakhtar 0-6 Gladbach: Pléa takes charge as BMG’s cup overflows”

Analysis: Gladbach 2-2 Real: BMG’s left, Madrid’s right

Football is a game of perspectives. Your team’s attack is the opposition’s defence. Your left is their right. A last minute collapse is also a stirring comeback. And for Borussia Mönchengladbach, one point gained against record European Champions Real Madrid was also two points dropped, at home, for a side winning 2-0 with three minutesContinue reading “Analysis: Gladbach 2-2 Real: BMG’s left, Madrid’s right”

Champions League: Inter 2-2 Gladbach – Two hot to handle

Inter: (3-4-1-2) Handanovic; Kolarov, De Vrij, D’Ambrosio; Perisic, Vidal, Barella, Darmian; Eriksen; Sanchez, Lukaku  Gladbach: (4-2-3-1) Sommer; Bensebaini, Ginter, Elvedi, Lainer; Kramer, Neuhaus; Thuram, Embolo, Hofmann; Pléa In short A game which started as a slow-burner erupted in the second half, as both sides hoped to capitalise on Real Madrid’s shocking home defeat to Shakhtar Donetsk and secure maximum pointsContinue reading “Champions League: Inter 2-2 Gladbach – Two hot to handle”

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”

Borussia Mönchengladbach and 2019/20: good season, great season

We mentioned the Champions League as a goal at some point and that’s what we’re being measured by now. We have to show a different mentality on the day in the last three games.  Borussia Mönchengladbach coach Marco Rose on June 15, two days after losing to 2-1 Bayern München. Borussia Mönchengladbach’s 2019/2020 season wasContinue reading “Borussia Mönchengladbach and 2019/20: good season, great season”

Welcome to Foal Train

Stolzer Blick zurück – volle Kraft nach vorn. Looking back with pride – full speed ahead. Die Seele Brennt The Soul Burns – Gladbach fan song No one who follows Borussia Mönchengladbach can do so without feeling the power of nostalgia once in a while. With the club’s last Bundesliga title 43 years ago, oneContinue reading “Welcome to Foal Train”