Borussia Dortmund go into the long winter break with a bad feeling. The expected candidate for the title loses in Mönchengladbach and hibernates in sixth place.
Coach Edin Terzic’s men lost 2:4 (2:3) in the duel against Borussia in Mönchengladbach on Friday evening. Jonas Hofmann, Ramy Bensebaini, Marcus Thuram and Kouadio Koné inflicted BVB’s sixth defeat of the season in front of 54,042 spectators at Borussia Park. The goals of Julian Brandt (19th) and Nico Schlotterbeck (40th) were not enough for Dortmund. They are six points fewer than at the same point last season. In Gladbach, the record of the season so far with 22 points is better than the year before (18).
The convalescing Yann Sommer did not start for Gladbach, Nico Elvedi played the whole match and goalkeeper Gregor Kobel played on the other side.
Borussia Mönchengladbach – Borussia Dortmund 4:2 (3:2). – Goals: 4. Hofmann 1:0. 19. Burns 1:1. 26. Bensebaini 2:1. 30. Thuram 3:1. 40. Schlotterbeck 3:2. 46. Kone 4:2. – Notes: Borussia Mönchengladbach with Elvedi, without Sommer (injured). Borussia Dortmund with Kobel.
Heinz Bühse and Jörg Soldwisch, dpa