Leader Borussia MOnchengladbach has defended the four points ahead of the first pursuers. In the early Sunday game of the Bundesliga won the Gladbach 3: 1 (2: 0) against Werder Bremen. Ramy Bensebaini (20th minute) and Patrick Herrmann (22nd and 59th) scored the goals for the hosts. Leonardo Bittencourt scored in extra time for Werder (90 + 3). Bremen has been waiting for seven games for a win and is currently fourth in the table.
Gladbach was almost gone after 36 seconds in the lead. But the last outstanding Marcus Thuram put the ball just over the goal by shin. Two minutes later, Bremen had the chance to 1-0. Maximilian Eggestein forced Yann Sommer to a parade.
After the turbulent start the hosts had more possession, Bremen, who acted defensively in a triple chain, lurked on counterattack. After a free-kick from Laszlo Benes hit the completely free-standing Bensebaini head to Gladbach for the lead. Not even two minutes later, Jiri Pavlenka hesitated too long in a long ball from Ginter. Thuram was therefore first on the ball and put on for Herrmann, who increased with a shot into the empty goal to 2: 0.
VAR and summer prevent connection
Shortly thereafter, the ball was in the net of the hosts, but because Milot Rashica had previously fouled Zakaria, the goal of Yuya Osako counted after video evidence rightly not (28). Bremen continued to play bravely forward, creating a few chances above all through the strong Rashica. Sommer once again won the duel with Eggestein, parrying a flying head from five meters (42 ').
Bremen also had better chances to score in the second half, but even a penalty was not enough for a goal. Davy Klaassen missed out on a great opportunity for a foul on Osako (53 '). Six minutes later, Herrmann, who was not attacked in his shot from just under 13 meters, made with his second goal for the decision.
Borussia MOnchengladbach – Werder Bremen 3: 1 (2: 0)
1: 0 Bensebaini (20th)
2: 0 Herrmann (22)
3: 0 Herrmann (59.)
3: 1 Bittencourt (90. + 3)
MOnchengladbach: Summer – Lainer, Ginter, Elvedi, Bensebaini – Kramer (34th Hofmann), Benes (59th Neuhaus), Zakaria – Thuram, Plea (81st Stindl), Herrmann
Bremen: Pavlenka – Gebre Selassie, Veljkovic, Langkamp, Friedl (81st Sargent) – Sahin (73rd Goller) – M. Eggestein, Klaassen – Bittencourt, Rashica – Osako
Yellow cards: Lainer, Elvedi, Herrmann / Veljkovic, Friedl, Sahin, Klaassen
Yellow-Red Card: Bensebaini (87.)