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Gladbach thanks to the lightning start in Frankfurt back to square 3

A bit of exuberance Marcus Thuram was still allowed.

The cheer of the players of Borussia Munich was at first behaved according to regulations, After the final whistle, however, the attacker grabbed a corner track with Eintracht Frankfurt’s coat of arms on it and hit it with the trophy over the field- his smile was clearly visible despite the face mask.” We did that very, very well,”said fellow player Jonas Hofmann after the sovereign 3:1 (2:0) victory of the foals.

The initial phase could not have gone better for the Gladbachers. The first goal after 36 seconds, the second only six minutes later, with and after this lightning start, the guests reaffirmed their Champions League ambitions also during the remainder of the Bundesliga: Coach Marco Rose’s team improved with the eighth consecutive league team in the table to rank three. Frankfurt, on the other hand, has lost four times in the series.

“We slept a bit the first few minutes. Gladbach got in real good, which, of course, played into their hands. Our 3:1 was unfortunately too late,”said the Frankfurter Martin Hinteregger, who was able to thwart a fourth hit of the guests by Hofmann (85), because the Gladbacher apparently felt too safe when shooting at the gate and remitted.” This was quite embarrassing,”said Hofmann at”Sky”.

Bensebaini meets the decisive 3:0

The Gladbachers were especially alert for this in the first minutes of the game. Alassane Plea used a vote error of the Frankfurter Defensive to make the second fastest hit in Gladbach Bundesliga history (1), the next uncertainty in the Frankfurt Hintermanschaft punished Thuram mercilessly (7). Ramy Bensabaini later turned a foulelfmeter (73) with good luck. The alternate Andre Silva could only shorten (81.).

After the early gates, the guests retreated, mainly relying on counter-offensives and were therefore more dangerous than the uninspired and cramped Frankfurters throughout the game. Particularly in the first half hour, the Gladbachers convinced by their precise play. We got out very nicely,”said Hofmann, after the long break this was”not self-evident”.

Similar glimpses of light were searched in vain on the hosts’side. The barely 70-day absence of a game, including two-week quarantine due to positive coronation tests, had obviously not done well for the effort, which had paralysed the mindless offensive game even before the forced pause. A free kick by Filip Kostic (23.), which Gladbach’s Keeper Yann calmed down without any problems, remained in the first pass the most dangerous action.

Frankfurt’s trainer Adi Hutter had to react and support the completely ineffective Bas Dost at the top. Since Goncalo Paciencia was not available due to a muscle injury, the Portuguese national player Silva was the only option. But also the recovery of the 24-year-old puffed up until his late meeting.