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Borussia Mönchengladbach – RB Leipzig 3: 1: bankruptcy with decimated foals! RBL flies out of the CL ranks



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Alarm from the cops: The title hunters from RB Leipzig were kicked out of the Champions League places at the beginning of the hoped-for merry month of May in the Bundesliga. The team coached by Domenico Tedesco lost 1:3 (1:2) at Borussia Mönchengladbach after a poor performance for a long time and is only fifth with two games to go.

Breel Embolo (17th) and Jonas Hofmann twice (45th + 2/77th) scored for Borussia and spoiled the mood of the Saxons before the showdown for the Europa League final on Thursday at Glasgow Rangers. Coach Domenico Tedesco’s team, which also has the cup final in front of their chests, only managed to equalize temporarily thanks to Christopher Nkunku’s 18th goal of the season (36th) and had to let SC Freiburg pass them in the table. The majority of the guests after the red card against Nico Elvedi (64th) didn’t help either.

Tedesco did not want to excuse his team’s poor performance with the demanding program of the guests. “That would be too easy,” said the coach on the DAZN microphone: “In the first half we played completely disembodied, so you can throw the tactics board in the trash can.” Leipzig goalkeeper Peter Gulasci was also annoyed by his colleagues’ “sloppy play” before the break: “We have an important goal in three days, but we have big goals and we need points for that.”

On the Gladbach side, the home win fueled hopes of at least a conciliatory end to the season: “If we had played like this before, we would certainly have had a few more points on the account,” summarized match winner Hofmann, and his once again strong goalkeeper Yann Sommer was happy about one “important threesome for morale”.

Gladbach fans criticize their own players on a banner

As announced, Tedesco relied on his best eleven despite the semi-final highlight in Scotland. “We’re going for it,” the RB coach had promised before kick-off. But there was little to see of that at first: The guests, who were supported by just over 100 fans on the unloved Monday, hardly got a chance on the offensive, many bad passes prevented an orderly build-up of the game.

While a loud whistle concert sounded in protest against the RB construct when Leipzig possessed the ball, there was often confusion on the pitch. The lead came out of nowhere: with luck, the ball landed at Embolo, who stayed ice cold in front of Peter Gulacsi. It was the sixth goal for the Swiss in the second half of the season, five of them in the last six Bundesliga games.

However, there was hardly any mood, the weak season and the most recent derby defeat left their mark on the Borussia fans. “Fightless, willless, characterless – hopefully we’ll get rid of the mercenaries among you soon,” read one banner. However, in this phase it was rather the people of Leipzig who seemed listless and unimaginative.

But RB also had the first chance to score: Nkunku skillfully converted a nice pass from Andre Silva. But Gladbach answered before the break: Embolo sent Hofmann, who ripped into the left corner.

After the break, Leipzig stepped up a gear. Sommer deflected a header from Silva onto the crossbar (55′). After the red card because of an emergency brake against Elvedi almost only the guests played – but Hofmann completed one of the few relief attacks to 3:1.

Borussia Mönchengladbach vs. RB Leipzig: The coach’s voices

Adi Hütter (Borussia Mönchengladbach coach): “We played fast, I liked that a lot, also the fighting performance. The opening goal before the break was very important. In the end we have to thank Yann Sommer, who kept the goal clean in the important moments. In the end it’s a deserved win that gives us a lot of joy.”

Domenico Tedesco (RB Leipzig coach): “It was a deserved win for Gladbach. We weren’t on the pitch in the first half and we missed everything – intensity, physicality. We lost the ball too quickly and didn’t secure the ball up front either. That’s at this stage of the season a few gifts too many.”

Borussia Mönchengladbach vs. RB Leipzig: The dates of the game

Moenchengladbach: Sommer – Beyer, Elvedi, Bensebaini – Lainer, Kone (89th Kramer), Neuhaus, Netz (90th + 3 Scally) – Hofmann, Stindl (66th Friedrich) – Embolo (89th Plea). – Trainer: Hütter

Leipzig: Gulacsi – Simakan (46th Klostermann), Orban, Gvardiol (33rd Halstenberg) – Mukiele (80th Forsberg), Kampl, Angelino – Laimer (80th Szoboszlai), Olmo, Nkunku – Silva (65th Poulsen). – Coach: Tedesco

referee: Martin Petersen (Stuttgart)

Gates: 1-0 Embolo (17′), 1-1 Nkunku (36′), 2-1 Hofmann (45’+2′), 3-1 Hofmann (77′)

Red card: Elvedi (Mönchengladbach) after an emergency brake (64th)