Alarm at the bulls: The title hunters of RB Leipzig flew from the Champions League places in the Bundesliga at the beginning of the hoped-for bliss. The team of coach Domenico Tedesco lost at Borussia Mönchengladbach after a long time weak performance 1: 3 (1: 2) and only two game days before the end.
Breel Embolo (17th) and twice Jonas Hofmann (45.+2/77th) met the Saxons for the Borussia and laid the Saxons before the showdown to move into the Europa League final on Thursday at the Glasgow Rangers. The eleven of coach Adi Hütter also succeeded in a bit of reconciliation with his own appendix after the relationship between team and fans had recently received cracks.
The team of coach Domenico Tedesco, which also has the cup final in front of the chest, came through the 18th goal of Christopher Nkunku (36th) only for the meantime and had to let the SC Freiburg pass in the table. The majority of guests after the red card against Nico Elvedi (64th) did not help.
As announced, Tedesco put on his best eleven despite the semi-final highlight in Scotland. “We’re going to go,” the RB coach had promised before the kick-off. At first there was little to see: the guests from only a good 100 fans on the unloved Monday were hardly able to get the train on the offensive, many false passes prevented an orderly game structure.
Gladbach fans protest against Leipzig
While the Leipziger, in protest against the construct RB, sounded a loud trill pipe concert, there was also often confusion on the lawn. The tour fell out of nowhere: With luck, the ball landed at Embolo, who remained freezing cold in front of Peter Gulacsi. It was the sixth goal for the Swiss in the second half of the season, five of them in the last six Bundesliga games.
However, the mood hardly arose, the weak season and the youngest derby defeat left traces at the Borussia fans. “Without a fight, unpainted, hopefully – hopefully we will get rid of the mercenaries among you soon,” was on a saying. However, in this phase it was more the Leipziger who looked like and ideasless.
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But also at RB the first chance led to the goal: Nkunku used a nice pass from André Silva.
Gladbach replied before the break: Embolo sent Hofmann, who ripped off into the left corner.
After the break, Leipzig then gave a gear. Yann Sommer steered a header from Silva to the crossbar (55th). After the red card because of an emergency brake against Elvedi, almost only the guests played – but Hofmann completed one of the few relief attacks to 3: 1.