BORUSSIA Moenchengladbach continued the momentum by beating VfL Bochum with a score of 2-1 in the 10th Bundesliga game at Borussia Park Stadium on Monday (1/11) early in the morning WIB.
The result sent Gladbach back to victory for the first time in three matches, following a glorious 5-0 win over Bayern Munich at DFB Pokal in midweek.
Alassane Plea opened Gladbach’s lead in the 12th minute when he directed Joe Scally’s cross to insert the ball into the lower left corner of the visitors’ goal.
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Dominant Gladbach doubled his lead five minutes into the half when Jonas Hofmann finished at a tight angle after recovering a cross from Plea.
Adi Huetter’s team have tried on several occasions to widen their margin of excellence, but the chances they have created have still not yielded results.
In the 71st minute, Bochum almost scored from a corner but Vasilios Lampropoulos’ header still hit the post.
Bochum was only able to close the gap five minutes before regulation time was dispersed, when Danny Blum landed a free kick that tucked into the skylight at the top right of Gladbach’s goal, out of reach of the save effort by goalkeeper Yann Sommer.
Sommer then foiled Milos Pantovic’s shot faster in the third minute of added time to secure Gladbach’s 2-1 victory at the final whistle.
Gladbach climbed to tenth place with 14 points, while Bochum did not drop from 14th with ten points.
In another match that took place earlier, FC Augsburg managed to find their way back to victory after beating VfB Stuttgart 4-1 at WWK Arena.
After falling behind due to Chris Fuehrich’s quick goal, Augsburg recovered and scored four goals thanks to Reece Oxford, Jeffrey Gouweleeuw, Florian Niederlechner and Alfred Finnbogason.
Augsburg’s first victory in his last five games was not enough to change his position to 16th place with nine points, three stripes and one point behind Stuttgart. (Ant / OL-1)