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Monchengladbach beat Dusseldorf 4-1 in Bundesliga

Monchengladbach beat Dusseldorf 4-1 in Bundesliga

Feb 16, 2020

Madrid (Spain), Feb 16: Lars Stindl's brace helped Borussia Monchengladbach to down Fortuna Dusseldorf 4-1 and to put pressure on the top three at the 22nd round in Bundesliga on Saturday.
Both sides needed some time to gain a foothold into the game as Valon Berisha's header forced Monchengladbach goalkeeper Yann Sommer into to action with already 15 minutes played.
The visitors cut a better figure in front of the target and opened the scoring at the other end of the green as Marcus Thuram's pass into the path allowed Jonas Hofmann to beat Florian Kastenmeier with a one-timer into the far post corner in the 22nd minute.
Fortuna remained unimpressed and responded well on home soil as Erik Thommy made the most of Kaan Ayhan's pinpoint cross after overcoming Sommer with a turn shot seven minutes later.
The "Foals" thought they had restored their lead again in the 38th minute but Florian Neuhaus' goal was ruled offside
After the restart, both teams continued to exchange attacks but for all that it were the visitors who broke through the tie in the 52nd minute when Thuram's square pass found Stindl, who made it 2-1 after beating onrushing Kastenmeier.
Monchengladbach controlled the proceedings on the pitch but remained wasteful with their chances. Dusseldorf however lacked in penetration and were unable to take advantage on the visitor's wastefulness.
Marco Rose's men destroyed all hopes of a comeback as Denis Zakaria's diagonal pass gave Stindl enough room to wrap up his brace into the top right corner in the 77th minute.
Dusseldorf's resistance was broken whereas Monchengladbach were not done with the scoring as Neuhaus eventually got his name of the scoreboards as well five minutes later.
With the result, Borussia Monchengladbach stay on the 4th place of the standings meanwhile Fortuna Dusseldorf sit on the 16th place, which is a relegation play off spot.
The following encounters conclude the 22nd round on Sunday: newly promoted Cologne host defending champions Bayern Munich and Mainz encounter Schalke.
Source: Xinhua News Agency