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Third against fifth, with just two points difference – Borussia Mönchengladbach against Bayer Leverkusen is the top game of the 26th matchday in the Bundesliga.
Both teams from the Rhineland are fighting for their entry into the Champions League – and both succeeded directly in the restart after the Corona break – and also abroad. Gladbach won 3: 1 on the last match day in Frankfurt, Leverkusen won the Monday evening game at Werder Bremen 4: 1.
Both Gladbach and Leverkusen were immediately in strong shape and underpinned their Champions League ambitions with impressive away wins. Now there is a direct duel between the two clubs – a duel with some explosiveness. Not just from a tabular point of view, but of course also because it is a derby.
“It’s nice that things started again after a long time. That was a very good performance for us, ”said Mönchengladbach defensive man Tobias Strobl after the 3-1 win at Eintracht Frankfurt last Saturday.
Borussia was wide awake from the start, kicked in early and had the game under control at all times. The result was an all-round deserved success of the foals. It should have helped the Gladbachers that they already played their second ghost game: Even the derby against Cologne on March 11 – which Gladbach won 2-1 – before the Corona break took place in front of empty ranks. “This experience helped us,” said Strobl after the game in Frankfurt, the second ghost victory in the second ghost game.
Victory number three is now to be won against Leverkusen. “I hope we can take the momentum from Frankfurt with us,” said Strobl. With two wins in a row, Gladbach climbed to third place, the qualification for the Champions League is of course the declared goal of the Borussia.
“That should give us a tailwind. We’re at the top, ”said coach Marco Rose after the Frankfurt victory, and said with a view to the top game against Bayer:“ Now it’s about giving Leverkusen a chance to really get stuck. ”
A win and Gladbach would have five points ahead of Leverkusen. If Borussia Dortmund also loses at the same time in the away game in Wolfsburg, Borussia would even climb to second place – and would thus be the first pursuer of Bayern Munich.
But it shouldn’t be that easy when the foals win at home – because opponents Leverkusen have been unbeaten for eleven competitive matches – with ten wins and only one draw!
In the 4-1 win in Bremen, the Bosz team once again impressed with ease and playful finesse, but opponent Werder Bremen was surprisingly indisposed on the defensive. It would be much more difficult for the Werkself against Gladbach than against the ailing Bremen team.
According to double goal scorer Kai Havertz, Bayer still has room for improvement in terms of performance – despite the 4: 1 victory. “We deservedly won, even though we didn’t always play very well. It has to do with rhythm. We had simple ball losses, but if you win 4-1 here, you have to be satisfied, ”said the offensive midfielder after the win in Bremen.
Now the focus is on the top game in Mönchengladbach. For Havertz, only three points count against the direct Champions League rival – even if the Borussia are a tough opponent. “You can see that Gladbach is currently achieving very good results, performing very well,” Havertz praises the foals, “which is why it is an absolute top game that we want to win and, in my opinion, have to win.”
An away win would pull Leverkusen past Gladbach in the table – the declared goal of Havertz and Co. “We can already claim that we get three points there,” the national player formulates the Werkself claim, “because we simply showed that we are in a very, very good mood this season and are in a good mood even after the break. ”
B. Monchengladbach vs Bayer Leverkusen head to head matches
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