Borussia Mönchengladbach beat Eintracht Frankfurt 3-1 in their comeback match after the forced break of Bundesliga 2019-20 season due to Coronavirus pandemic. With the away win in Commerzbank-Arena, Frankfurt, the Mönchengladbach based team secured the third spot of Bundesliga table now.
Previously RB Leipzig surrender six points in the last three matches to slip to fourth place of the league table. They held the top slot for several weeks this season.
Gladbach vs Eintracht – Goals
Borussia Mönchengladbach did not have to wait long to take the lead as Alassane Pléa received clearance from centreline, moved into Eintracht Frankfurt box with a 20-metre run, get a quick wall pass with Hofmann, before latching it at the right of goalkeeper Trapp. The Frankfurt goalie did not have much to do.
Marcus Thuram scored the next goal six minutes later to decide the fate of the match. The Eintracht defence would be partly responsible for the second goal as they looked at the proceeding standstill. Thuram placed a ball into the back of the net from 6 metres from goal-line flicking a cross from Bensebaini from the left flank.
Ramy Bensebaini scored the third from the penalty spot at 73rd minute of the match to provide Gladbach with a 3-0 lead, before André Silva scored the consolation goal for the home team.
Borussia Mönchengladbach – Starting Eleven
1-Yann Sommer, 25-Ramy Bensebaini, 30-Nico Elvedi, 28-Matthias Ginter, 18-Stefan Lainer, 32-Florian Neuhaus, 5-Tobias Strobl, 14-Alassane Pléa, 23-Jonas Hofmann, 10-Marcus Thuram, 36-Breel Embolo
Borussia Mönchengladbach – Substitutes
6-Christoph Kramer, 7-Patrick Herrmann, 11-Raffael, 13-Lars Stindl, 16-Ibrahima Traoré, 17-Oscar Wendt, 21-Tobias Sippel, 22-László Bénes, 24-Tony Jantschke
Eintracht Frankfurt- Starting Eleven
1-Kevin Trapp, 2-Evan N’Dicka, 13-Martin Hinteregger, 19-David Abraham, 18-Almamy Touré, 10-Filip Kostić, 17-Sebastian Rode, 3-Stefan Ilsanker, 8-Djibril Sow, 15-Daichi Kamada, 9-Bas Dost
Eintracht Frankfurt – Substitutes
5-Gelson Fernandes, 11-Mijat Gaćinović, 16-Lucas Torró, 20-Makoto Hasebe, 22-Timothy Chandler, 24-Danny da Costa, 28-Dominik Kohr, 32-Frederik Rønnow, 33-André Silva