Gladbach 1-1 Hertha: Guendouzi, Embolo scored from either end

Matteo Guendouzi-Hertha Berlin

Borussia Mönchengladbach played out a 1-1 draw with Hertha Berlin on Saturday to extend their unbeaten run in the league to four games.

Following a positive week in which they qualified for the Champions League knock-out stages, Marco Rose’s men were able to pick up a point late in the game after going behind early in the second half.

The hosts started the better of the two teams but could not find a way past the Hertha Berlin defence that stood resolutely. It was not until the 36th minute that the hosts were able to find a way past the Hertha Berlin backline to test Tobias Sippel with Peter Pekarik’s shot from outside the box, the first meaningful chance of the game.

Next to try the visiting keeper was Hannes Wolf, who’s shot to the top left corner from outside the box was saved.

With chances few and far between, both teams entered the first half level on scores. The second half however offered two goals for both teams, with the first coming to the visitors.

Matteo Guendouzi—on-loan from Arsenal—was the goal scorer, the midfielder picking the top right corner to beat Yan Sommer from 25 yards and hand his side the lead.

But the visitors rallied to level things up in the 70th minute through Breel Embolo. The combative Swiss was on hand to slam home a knockdown from Matthias Ginter.

The home team continued to knock on the visitors’ door but could find the second goal to seal the win.

The result means Mönchengladbach drop to 8th in the table while Hertha Berlin remains in 11th place.

The hosts are back in action on Tuesday to face Frankfurt while Hertha Berlin host Mainz on the same day.