Two weeks ago, Gladbach coach Marco Rose announced his summer move to Borussia Dortmund. Since then, Borussia from Mönchengladbach have not won a game. Now it was against Borussia from Dortmund yesterday evening in the quarter-finals of the DFB Cup. With Elvedi and Hitz, two Swiss were in the starting line-up. Bürki, Sommer, Zakaria and Embolo found each other on the bench.
After two minutes, Thuram had the lead on his feet, but did not hit the ball as desired. The first half didn’t have many highlights and it went goalless into halftime. Both teams acted much more courageously in the second half, and Haaland scored the presumed opening goal in the 53rd minute of the game. In the course of the attack, however, he ran into the legs of his opponent and he fell. The video referee intervened and the goal was denied. In the 60th minute of the game, Marwin Hitz saved his team with a great parade. Only a few minutes later, BVB countered ice cold and Sancho scored the opening goal.
«The happier team has won»
Rose responded and replaced Embolo and Zakaria. Dortmund brought the lead over time. For Gladbach it was the fourth defeat in a row, while Dortmund celebrated the fourth win in a row.
Marco Rose spoke of a good performance by his team: “I saw my team with great conviction. It was won by the happier team. ” Central defender Ginter told ARD: “It was a close game. Whoever scores the first goal has all cards in hand. It was very annoying. We can’t just give the ball away. “
On the other hand, Mats Hummels was happy on the other side: “We fought and did a lot of things right. We have to keep that up. ” Captain Marco Reus spoke of a “different energy” since the Sevilla game.