Frankfurt failed to move to third after succumbing to a heavy defeat in the hands of Gladbach.
Borussia Monchengladbach picked up an emphatic 4-0 win against Eintracht Frankfurt, who failed to move to the third of the table.
Despite their defeat to Manchester City in the Champions League, Gladbach were well and truly back on track after the wins over Schalke and Freiburg followed by a draw against Hertha in their last three Bundesliga outings.
The home side had the confidence to take on the impressive Frankfurt side, who are competing for the Champions League spot.
Perhaps, Gladbach enjoyed a great start after drawing first blood through skipper Ginter assisted by Jonas Hoffman.
Hofmann was in action once again as he doubled the lead at the hour mark, with Bensebaini and Wolf following him to find the score sheet to put Frankfurt to the sword.
The Eagles had some decent chances to have a crack at the goal but none proved effective.
Nonetheless, their defence was lacklustre as they conceded most of their goals from the set-pieces.
It was a strange night for Frankfurt boss Adi Hutter as he crumbled into the hands of his future employer.
Hutter recently announced that he would leave the Eagles at the end of this season to become the manager of Gladbach, replacing Marco Rose.
Questions were thrown at Hutter whether his recent announcement affected the result for Frankfurt.
However, the former Young Boys gaffer denied it strongly by stating that his side’s performance was below par against his future club.
Hutter said, “That’s a bit of a cheap way to look at it. The performance simply wasn’t on the level today. The first goal came off a set-piece, the second a mistake, the third another set-piece. That can’t happen. Let’s forget it. We have the next game in three days.”
The Eagles had suffered only one defeat in their last 17 games prior to today’s game, but the setback against Gladbach has been their biggest defeat yet this season. They are currently a point behind Wolfsburg at fourth in the table.
OFFICIAL: Monchengladbach have announced that current Eintracht Frankfurt coach Adi Hutter will be their manager next season. Can't get my head around that with Frankfurt currently in the Champions League spots and Gladbach in 8th
BREAKING: Adi #Hütter will take over as Borussia head coach from 2021/22, signing a three-year contract with the Foals
Borussia Mönchengladbach lost seven straight matches after announcing that Marco Rose would join Borussia Dortmund next season. After announcing that Adi Hütter will leave Eintracht Frankfurt to replace Rose at the end of the season, Gladbach proceed to beat Eintracht 4-0 today.
Tobias Sippel, Nico Elvedi, Matthias Ginter, Ramy Bensebaini (Oscar Wendt), Stefan Lainer, Florian Neuhaus, Denis Zakaria (Rocco Reitz), Jonas Hofmann (Patrick Herrmann), Valentino Lazaro (Hannes Wolf), Alassane Pléa, Marcus Thuram (Breel Embolo).
Ibrahima Traore, Tony Jantschke, Max Grün, Louis Beyer.
Kevin Trapp, Stefan Ilsanker (Makoto Hasebe), Obite Ndicka, Tuta, Sebastian Rode (Timothy Chandler), Djibril Sow, Daichi Kamada (Aymen Barkok), Filip Kostic, Erik Durm (Amin Younes), André Silva, Luka Jovic.
Steven Zuber, Jetro Willems, Markus Schubert, Ajdin Hrustic, Elias Bördner.