Mönchengladbach (dpa) - What a football game!

The furious 4: 2 (2: 2) by Borussia Mönchengladbach on Friday evening against Borussia Dortmund at the start of the second half of the Bundesliga sparked enthusiasm.

«Madness, madness.

It went back and forth, "said Gladbach's defense chief Matthias Ginter after beating his ex-club:" Great performance from everyone. "

Even Dortmund found positive approaches after the third game without a win in a week.

"We saw a very good game from both teams," said Dortmund's defense chief Mats Hummels.

Especially in the first half, both teams offered a spectacle and a sometimes wild game.

A goal by Florian Neuhaus from Gladbach in the first minute was subsequently canceled by video decision.

The first of two goals by Nico Elvedi (11th minute) counted and was still too few for the team from the Lower Rhine in view of the oppressive superiority in the first ten minutes.


Only then did BVB start offensive campaigns.

And how.

Miracle striker Erling Haaland scored twice again after two goalless games (22/28).

Further chances remained unused on both sides before Gladbach's central defender Elvedi equalized again before the break (32nd) after a serious mistake by Dortmund goalkeeper Roman Bürki.

"At break it can be 5: 5 or 6: 6," said Gladbach's coach Marco Rose later.

Only after the change did the game become more orderly, but it continued no less furiously.

Ramy Bensebaini again made the Dortmund defense ridiculous (50th) and substitute Marcus Thuram made Gladbach's first victory in more than six years against Dortmund (79th).

«These are always the same mistakes that we make.

That stinks a lot, ”rumbled BVB captain Marco Reus, who played weak again.

Despite the generally good offensively good game of Westphalia, BVB is now in crisis after the 1: 1 against Mainz, the 1: 2 in Leverkusen and the renewed setback in Gladbach.

"One point is of course too little in the claims that we have," complained BVB coach Edin Terzic about the result of the past English week, at the end of which Dortmund was surpassed by Gladbach in the table and fell out of the Champions League ranks.

Gladbach, on the other hand, is still unbeaten in the new year.

"Now it's time to stick with it," demanded coach Rose with regard to the fight for the Champions League ranks.


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