Preview - Borussia M'Gladbach vs Stuttgart 20 Sep

Started by Bensergi, Sep 19, 2017, 03:36 PM

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Borussia M'Gladbach vs Stuttgart

M'Gladbach will be chasing when they entertain Stuttgart. Never have they recorded four straight wins in this fixture. Unlucky omen comes in the form of Stuttgart keeper Ron-Robert Zieler, who has lost all five of his visits to Gladbach, conceding ten goals. Thorgan Hazard and Lars Stindl will provide the attacking impetus for Gladbach, while Stuttgart will have to make do without veteran Holger Badstuber and captain Christian Genter after a horrible collision with a Wolfsburg player. Gladbach will need to keep their concentration for the first 45 minutes as they have conceded four of their five goals before the interval.


Match Stats:

  • Borussia M'Gladbach 2-0 Stuttgart
  • Shots: 7-11
  • Possession: 56%-44%
  • Corner kicks: 4-1

A Raffael brace earned Borussia Mönchengladbach a narrow victory over Stuttgart, whose wait for their first away points of the 2017/18 campaign goes on.

The hosts, who held RB Leipzig to a 2-2 draw on Saturday, dominated possession in the early stages at the BORUSSIA-PARK, but struggled to find a way past the Swabians' deep-lying and tenacious defence. Lars Stindl was first to test Ron-Robert Zieler with a stinging drive from the edge of the penalty area, but the former Leicester City custodian was equal to it. At the other end, Gladbach 'keeper Tobias Sippel - standing in for the injured Yann Sommer - was relieved to see Orel Mangala's fierce effort fly just wide of the upright in the 43rd minute.

Simon Terodde very nearly put the visitors in front within twenty seconds of the restart, but last season's Bundesliga 2 top scorer dragged his shot just past the post. Terodde's miss would prove costly as, just over ten minutes later, Nico Elvedi's low cross into the box was tucked home on the volley by Raffael. The Brazilian scored his second of the evening from the penalty spot after Thorgan Hazard had been fouled by Dennis Aogo, sending Zieler the wrong way to seal an ultimately comfortably victory.

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