Gladbach Stays Alive in Top Four Push
Borussia Monchengladbach continues to make their push towards the top four spot with Bayer Leverkusen tying things up in the standings. They are just two points behind RB Leipzig for the third spot as well, and they are hoping to make one big run in the closing games of the season.
Everyone is hanging in there for a roller coaster ride for the season’s conclusion as Borussia Dortmund, RB Leipzig, Bayer Leverkusen, and Gladbach are all set to be embroiled in a race to for the best finish. Bayern Munich is already ahead at the top spot, and being seven points away means a lot right now.
This 4-1 win over Union Berlin means a lot to the team especially at this moment in time. They have been at the top five spots in for the whole season and even led at the top for a few weeks. It seems that having a strong front on the offensive end has helped them thrive in the game.
Florian Neuhaus opened up the scoring gates for Gladbach with a goal at the 17th minute of the game. He knocked down the goal with an impressive move from the halfway line, and he beat keeper Rafal Gikiewicz at the spot to score the goal.
He slashed through a number of defenders that could have drawn a lot of cheers from the crowd instead of their cardboard audience. That raised the pace for the club’s tempo in the whole game as they went on to claim a 1-0 lead.
That goal was also the 3000th in the club’s history. Only Bayern, Dortmund, and Werder Bremen have reached that mark in the past few years.
Marcus Thuram added a big goal before halftime as he received a quick cross from Alassane Plea to the far post. Thuram buried that header right on target for Gladbach to extend their lead to 2-0. Sebastian Andersson answered back with his own goal in the 50th minute to cut the lead to one.
Thuram wasn’t done and added another one nine minutes later. Plea then chipped in a goal to make it 4-1 in the 41st minute, and Gladbach held on for the win.
Words: Paul Daniel Flores