Union Berlin 1:1 Borussia Gladbach: Knoche, Plea goals cancel each other

Alassane Plea-Borussia Monchengladbach

Borussia Monchengladbach were held to a 1-1 draw against Union Berlin in the Bundesliga earlier tonight.

Gladbach were the better team heading into the game but Union Berlin produced an impressive display to secure a draw.

The hosts started the game aggressively on the front foot and they could have easily scored more than once in the first half.

Marcus Ingvartsen had the chance to put Union Berlin ahead five minutes into the game but he missed the target from close range.

Ingvartsen made amends later on in the first half when his cross found Robin Knoche in the Gladbach box and the Union Berlin star headed in on the 31st minute.

Union Berlin have been lethal from set-pieces this season and it was the 12th successful set-piece of the campaign. 

The hosts had the chance to double their advantage early on in the second half but Cedric Teuchert failed to hit the target.

Borussia Monchengladbach got back into the game after an impressive substitution from Marco Rose. Florian Neuhaus was brought on to help the away side control the tempo of the game and visitors benefited from his introduction.

Alassane Plea scored the equaliser on the 59th minute for Gladbach. He found the bottom right corner of the net from just outside the Union Berlin box.

Marcus Thuram had a late chance to win the game for the visitors but Union Berlin managed to hold on for a point at home.