Thanks to his home strength, Borussia Mönchengladbach continues to be involved in the title race of the Bundesliga. The team of coach Marco Rose defeated 1. FSV Mainz 05 3-1 (1-1) on matchday 19 and celebrated their eighth league home win in a row.
After the deficit by Robin Quaison (11th) Alassane Plea with a double pack (24th and 76th) and the substitute Florian Neuhaus with a dream goal from almost 40 meters (88th) turned the encounter.
Skyafter the players jumped arm in arm in front of the fan curve. After the fifth defeat in the past six games, Mainz can slip to a relegation zone on Sunday. “A tie would have been deserved,” said coach Achim Beierlorzer: “We mustn’t lose faith in ourselves.” “Data-reactid =” 24 “>” We feel comfortable at home, because we can do our game a bit better through and are also carried by the atmosphere, “said captain Lars Stindl Skyafter the players jumped arm in arm in front of the fan curve. After the fifth defeat in the past six games, Mainz can slip to a relegation zone on Sunday. “A tie would have been deserved,” said coach Achim Beierlorzer: “We mustn’t lose faith in ourselves.”
In the table, the foals are only two points behind the top due to the Leipzig defeat in Frankfurt. Mainz is one point ahead of the relegation site, but could still be overtaken by Werder Bremen on Sunday.
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Quaison puts Mainuz in front early, Plea strikes back
Ex-Mainz rose had to replace three defensive players in Rami Bensebaini, Tony Jantschke (both injured) and Stefan Lainer (suspended), but Nico Elvedi returned to central defense. In contrast to the second half false start at Schalke 04 (0: 2), Rose changed his team to four positions.
But the changes in the defense had a negative impact at first. Lainer representative Fabian Johnson left Quaison too much space after a long pass by central defender Moussa Niakhate, and goalkeeper Yann Sommer also no longer prevented the deficit.
Gladbach then took over control of the game in front of 49,175 spectators in Borussia Park, but the host’s actions were too imprecise and not determined enough. The last pass often didn’t arrive. The favorite therefore needed a standard situation to compensate. After a free kick by Oscar Wendt, the Mainz defense lost sight of Plea and the Frenchman scored from five meters.
The encounter was also characterized by many duels afterwards, many interruptions hampered the flow of the game. Nevertheless, Borussia almost went into the break with a tour. After a cross from Plea, Marcus Thuram hit the bottom edge of the crossbar from close range (30th).
Plea double pack brings Gladbach to the winning road
After the move, the Gladbachers had gaps against the weakest defense in the league, but the home side played poorly in many situations.
The guests now concentrated on working against the ball and retreated far back. Nevertheless, they almost took the lead again, but Sommer parried strongly against substitute Daniel Brosinski (61). On the other hand, Patrick Herrmann failed to goalkeeper Robin Zentner (65th).
Plea’s second goal was also preceded by a free kick, the Frenchman was surprisingly free after Patrick Herrmann’s cross.
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