The foals suffer a bitter defeat in the fight for the Champions League spots in Breisgau – and Max Eberl affords a freaking outrage.
Bitter defeat for Borussia Mönchengladbach: In the Friday game of match day 30, the foals suffered a bitter 0: 1 (0: 0) defeat at SC Freiburg, thereby affording a potentially serious mistake in the fight for the Champions League spots.
Nils Petersen (59.) scored for the victory for the team of coach Christian Streich, who was able to achieve an important success after a mixed restart. The Gladbachers had to outnumber the final phase after Alassane Plea had to leave with yellow-red (68.). In connection with the dismissal, Gladbach manager Max Eberl also had to go into the cabin with a plain red – a novelty in the history of the Bundesliga.
Eberl had complained too loudly about the dismissal of the plea, so that referee Markus Schmidt banished him to the stands with the red, according to the fourth official Timo Gerach. Since this season, cards can also be imposed on coaches and other people in charge in the Bundesliga.
Prank: Victory “was extremely important”
The Gladbachers also missed the temporary jump to third place and also the opportunity to submit in the battle for fourth place with Bayer Leverkusen. The Rhinelanders stay on point with the Werkself (56 points). Borussia has been waiting for a victory in Freiburg for over 18 years.
“It was extremely important,” said Streich after the game. “We have invested a lot and have now lost twice at home really unhappily. Today we were lucky enough. I am very, very happy that we did not deserve 1-0 against such a strong team.”
Gladbach’s goalkeeper Yann Sommer was disappointed after the defeat: “It’s difficult to accept. We had a few chances in the first half, but we didn’t score. And that’s football.”
Gladbach immediately determined what was going on
The ghost game in the Black Forest Stadium was lively in the first few minutes. Gladbach determined what was happening, Freiburg was waiting for a counterattack. Luca Waldschmidt missed the first chance for the SC (8th). The guests, who had to get by without Breel Embolo, Fabian Johnson, Tobias Strobl and Denis Zakaria, initially made too little of their field superiority. The Freiburg, who lacked Manuel Gulde, defended deftly.
In the 16th minute, the SC defense was overrun. After strong preliminary work by Gladbach captain Lars Stindl, striker Plea failed at Freiburg goalkeeper Alexander Schwolow. After this scene, the Borussia tour was in the air, the guests put tremendous pressure in the rain in Freiburg.
Florian Neuhaus had the lead on foot after a mistake by Roland Sallai from Freiburg (26th). When the midfielder scored in the second attempt, he was offside. The goalless draw after half an hour was happy for Freiburg.
Petersen destroyed Gladbach’s hopes
In the 37th minute it was Neuhaus again who could not take advantage of a major opportunity. The preparatory work came again from the outstanding Stindl. On the other hand, Lucas Höler checked the goalkeeper Yann Sommer in added time in the first half.
At the beginning of the second round, it was SC international Robin Koch, who caused a long-range shot for danger (49.). Basically, nothing changed in the course of the game, Gladbach dominated the game.
Nevertheless, it was Petersen who headed for a free kick by former Gladbacher Vincenzo Grifo seconds after his substitution. Shortly afterwards Plea flew from the field with yellow-red, then Eberl also saw red due to complaining and had to leave the interior.