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TSG Hoffenheim – Borussia Mönchengladbach 1: 4: Gladbach shoots Hoffenheim deep into the crisis



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Borussia Mönchengladbach celebrated their first away win in a 4-1 (2-0) win against Hoffenheim and increased the hosts’ crisis.

Jonas Hofmann strolled across the lawn in a thick jacket and with a big grin after the final whistle. With two goals and one assist, the international played the biggest part in Borussia Mönchengladbach’s first away win of the season. The match winner visibly enjoyed the 4-1 (2-0) win at TSG Hoffenheim, and coach Daniel Farke gave him an appreciative pat on the shoulder when he was substituted.

Meanwhile, Hoffenheim has been waiting for a win for eight games, and the crisis is getting worse and worse. “There’s a lot going against us at the moment. We’re not clever enough in some phases,” said TSG professional Christoph Baumgartner sky. His bitter realization: “It’s really difficult at the moment, it’s not that much fun.”

Hofmann (12th/37th), the strong captain Lars Stindl (83rd) and Hannes Wolf (90th + 1) scored for Gladbach, who had lost their first two games of the new year. The Hoffenheimers are threatened with a relegation battle – the goal from Ihlas Bebou (80th) did not change that. “We have to try to somehow keep the mood up,” said Baumgartner.

New signing Brooks starts at Hoffenheim

In front of 24,119 spectators, both teams started the game slowly. Hoffenheim, with newcomer John Anthony Brooks in the starting line-up, gained an optical advantage after around ten minutes – but the first strong counterattack by the guests led directly to Hofmann’s lead after work by Stindl.

The weakened hosts, who had to do without Kevin Vogt, Angelo Stiller, Robert Skov, Grischa Prömel, Jacob Bruun Larsen, Dennis Geiger and the suspended Kevin Akpoguma, immediately had the chance to equalize. But Baumgartner didn’t get the ball over the goal line (13′).

Afterwards, the Gladbachers determined what happened. The second Borussia goal, with Hofmann, Stindl Christoph Kramer and Julian Weigl skilfully pulling the strings, seemed only a matter of time. The harmless Hoffenheim team hardly achieved anything constructive.

After half an hour, the fans loudly demanded more effort from the hosts, but the hoped-for reaction didn’t materialize – quite the opposite: Hofmann scored again after a counterattack that made the newly formed Hoffenheim defense look bad again. Again Stindl had played the decisive pass.

At the beginning of the second half, Hoffenheim brought more energy onto the pitch, but coach Andre Breitenreiter’s team was initially unable to create any real chances.

Only after about an hour did the hosts develop more pressure. The Gladbachers acted too passively in this phase. Nevertheless, Stindl had the third guest goal on the foot in another counterattack (66th). Eleven minutes later, Andrej Kramaric missed the hitherto best opportunity to connect, seconds later Baumgartner hit the post with a header (78′). Stindl answered Bebou’s goal just three minutes later.

Hoffenheim – Mönchengladbach: The voices of the game

Andre Breitenreiter (TSG Hoffenheim coach): “We got in pretty well. It was 0-1 out of nowhere. Four of five shots on goal against us are within reach. That’s the way it is in this situation. We need far too many chances to score goals – but the opponents only have a few. “

Daniel Farke (Borussia Monchengladbach coach): “It’s a good day for us. The lads delivered. We played a top game away. We defended very attentively and consistently. It was important that we took advantage of the decisive situations. We’re going home satisfied.”

Hoffenheim – Mönchengladbach: The data for the game

Hoffenheim: Baumann – Kabak, Brooks, Nsoki – Rudy (Tohumcu 46) – Kaderabek (Dabbur 62), Angelino – Bishop (Becker 74), Baumgartner – Kramaric, Dolberg (Bebou 46). – Trainer: Broad Rider

Moenchengladbach: Omlin – Scally, Itakura, Elvedi, Bensebaini – Weigl, Kone – Hofmann (90th Netz), Kramer, Stindl (86th Wolf) – Thuram (86th Plea). – Trainer: Farke

Gates: 0: 1 Hofmann (12th), 0: 2 Hofmann (37th), 1: 2 Bebou (80th), 1: 3 Stindl (83rd), 1: 4 Wolf (90th + 1)

yellow cards: Angelino (2), Brooks-Kone (7)