Gladbach 3-2 Bayern: wonky system proves tactical masterstroke in statement win

Borussia Mönchengladbach’s come-from-behind win against Bayern Munich was a statement victory that could just revitalise their league campaign. Gladbach fans would have been forgiven for feeling a sense of resignation when they fell two goals behind in a six minute first-half spell against the best team in Europe. But the unlucky way in which theyContinue reading “Gladbach 3-2 Bayern: wonky system proves tactical masterstroke in statement win”

Gladbach 1-0 RB Leipzig: hard work pays off

Gladbach: (4-2-3-1) Sommer; Bensebaini, Ginter, Elvedi, Lainer; Hofmann, Neuhaus; Wolf, Embolo, Herrmann; Pléa RB Leipzig : (4-2-2-2) Gulácsi; Angelino, Upamecano, Orban, Heinrichs; Kampl, Sabitzer; Samardžić, Olmo; Sørloth, Poulsen In short There was a lot of anticipation ahead of this one, and an extra frisson given that Borussia Mönchengladbach have never beaten RB Leipzig, at home orContinue reading “Gladbach 1-0 RB Leipzig: hard work pays off”

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”

Mainz 2-3 Gladbach: all’s well that ends well

Mainz: (4-2-3-1) Zentner; Brosinski, Niakhate, Killian, St. Juste; Kunde, Latza; Quaison, Boetius, Oztunzali; Mateta Gladbach: (3-4-1-2) Sommer; Jantschke, Ginter, Elvedi; Wendt, Kramer, Reitz, Lainer; Stindl, Embolo, Herrmann In short Seven games in 22 days, and this was meant to be the easy one. With squad freshness in mind, coach Marco Rose rung the changes for Borussia Mönchengladbach, makingContinue reading “Mainz 2-3 Gladbach: all’s well that ends well”

Gladbach 1-1 Wolfsburg: Scrapping and scrappy

Gladbach: (4-2-3-1) Sommer; Wendt, Ginter, Elvedi, Lainer; Kramer, Neuhaus; Thuram, Stindl, Hofmann; Embolo Wolfsburg: (4-3-3) Casteels; Baku, Lacroix, Brooks, Roussillon; Schlager, Guilavogui Arnold; Mehmedi, Weghorst, Brekalo  In Short After the heartening derby win before the international break, a slightly flat Borussia Mönchengladbach performance saw them draw 1-1 at home once more. A draw against Wolfsburg is respectable, and the result was fair, but there areContinue reading “Gladbach 1-1 Wolfsburg: Scrapping and scrappy”

Köln 1-3 Mönchengladbach: off and running in the derby

Köln: (3-5-2) T. Horn; Czichos, Bornauw, Sørensen; J. Horn, Rexhbecaj, Skhiri, Duda, Ehizibue; Drexler, Andersson Gladbach: (4-2-3-1) Sommer; Bensebaini, Ginter, Elvedi, Lainer; Kramer, Neuhaus; Thuram, Stindl, Hofmann; Pléa In short Borussia Mönchengladbach came out flying in the Rheinderby, racing to a 2-0 lead in the first twenty minutes and restricting Köln’s opportunities thereafter. Once again MarcusContinue reading “Köln 1-3 Mönchengladbach: off and running in the derby”

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”

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”

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”