Gladbach leave it late for win over Augsburg

Borussia Monchengladbach eventually found a breakthrough late in the game from a stubborn Augsburg in the Bundesliga and move second above Bayern Munich on goal difference and a goal in hand.

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Gladbach finally got past Gregor Kobel with twelve minutes to go as Lang’s cross was flapped away to the edge of the box and Oscar Wendt stroked the ball into the back of the net and added in stoppage time through Patrick Herrmann.

Monchengladbach head Coach Dieter Hecking: The victory is absolutely deserved. In the first half we played five, six high-scoring chances against a low-lying opponent. These we would have to use more consistently, that was our shortcoming in the first round. He told the Club website 

“In the second half it became more restless for us, at first we did not have the patience needed to continue playing the opponent. We were also aware that you can always run into a counter situation.

“We then tried to increase the game tempo again. As a result, more movement came into play again, Augsburg had to run again and again. At some point, the gaps were there.

“I am very happy that we have won this game. It is not self-evident to be patient in such a game and not get restless. That speaks for my team. We have now made a great start to the season with two wins. That looks good, but the performance has to get even better in the coming weeks to score”.

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