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Borussia Monchengladbach’s Bundesliga title challenge

Borussia Monchengladbach Bundesliga title challenge
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Gladbach are at the top of Bundesliga points table, four points ahead of the RB Leipzig, Bayern Munich and Freiburg’s chasing pack.

As Robert Lewandowski propelled Munich to another league title, Borussia Monchengladbach ended in fifth place. Dortmund and Munich would later come and pluck talents, Thorgan Hazard and Michael Cuisance. Moreover, head coach, Dieter Hecking would leave Monchengladbach and join Hamburger SV.

RB Salzburg’s coach, Marco Rose, was brought on board to steady this ship. Shrewd signings added balance a squad that lost its star power.

As Hecking’s philosophy made way for Rose’s tactics, Schalke were held to a 0-0 draw on opening day. The club have not looked back since. After 11 rounds of Bundesliga fixtures, Borussia Monchengladbach are top of the table.

The Foals have registered seven wins in their last eight league games. They have a four-point advantage over fellow title hopefuls. With a long road ahead, Gladbach have every right to dream for their first Bundesliga title since 1977.

Impressive Away Form

Rose’s charges have failed to hit the back of the net in all but one league outing. Die Fohlen have registered an impressive away record, securing four away wins from their five trips. Their home record is also impressive, suffering a defeat at the hands of Timo Werner inspired RBLeipzig.

Goals, Goals and Goals!

Borussia Monchengladbach’s matches have goals. The team has a tendency to concede. However, they have offset it with three goals per match average scoring rate.

Interestingly, it is their defensive prowess on the road that is remarkable. Allowing only three goals in three separate away trips, Rose’s side has still managed to close games.

Borussia went into the international break with a 3-1 win over Werder Bremen. Successive victories over Eintracht Frankfurt and Bayer Leverkusen has increased morale in Gladbach camp.

Rose attributed Borussia’s road to the top of points table to the team environment.

“The boys believe in themselves and our philosophy and they’re enjoying it, which is also important.

“As league leaders you have to be able to withstand difficult periods in a game and things are going our way right now – but that’s something we’ve earned because the boys have worked very hard for it.”

After the international break, Gladbach have season defining fixtures lined up as they host Freiburg and Bayern Munich.