Borussia Mönchengladbach v RB Leipzig – Football Match Report – 17 September 2022
Borussia Mönchengladbach outclassed RB Leipzig 3-0 on Saturday with two goals from Germany international Jonas Hofmann helping to push their opponents deeper into crisis.
It was a bitter afternoon for new Leipzig coach Marco Rose, who saw his side win in their first game in charge, against Borussia Dortmund last week, but then lose midweek in the Champions League. against Real Madrid.
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The loss to his former club Gladbach cut short Leipzig’s bid for a league comeback. They are now in 12th place with eight points, seven from the top. Gladbach is sixth out of 12.
Rose had left Gladbach on bad terms in 2021 to take over Dortmund at the time, unexpectedly announcing his decision to leave at the end of the season in February, infuriating fans.
Gladbach midfielder Hofmann opened his account in the 11th minute to put the hosts ahead, then doubled their lead when Marcus Thurman pounced on an error from Leipzig’s David Raum, sprinted clear then sent a pass with the outside of his boot to Hofmann.
The visitors had a few chances through Andre Silva in the first half, but it was Gladbach who remained in control throughout the game.
Hofmann, who is expected to be part of Germany’s World Cup squad and has also been called up for his upcoming Nations League matches, came close to scoring a hat-trick after the break but his close-range effort was saved by Leipzig goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi.
The Hungarian denied it in a late one-on-one but earlier he was beaten when Ramy Bensebaini cleverly chipped the ball for him eight minutes into the restart with the Leipzig defense in tatters.