News : Bundesliga: Borussia Mönchengladbach also loses at FC Augsburg
Borussia Mönchengladbach has lost the fourth Bundesliga game in a row. At FC Augsburg, the team of outgoing coach Marco Rose lost 1: 3 (0: 0). Ruben Vargas (52nd minute), Marco Richter (76th) and André Hahn (89th) scored for Augsburg. Florian Neuhaus had meanwhile equalized (68th).
Overall, it is the sixth competitive game defeat for the Gladbach team in a row. In the first half it became clear why. Although Gladbach sometimes played strongly forward and regularly came in front of the Augsburger Tor, the offensive was zero. The exploitation of opportunities was worrying:
Valentino Lazaro ran alone towards Augsburg’s goal, but first lost the pace and then the overview in front of keeper Rafał Gikiewicz. Felix Uduokhai sprinted into the trajectory and deflected the ball.
After Marcus Thuram was fouled by Raphael Framberger, Lars Stindl, one of the safest penalty takers in the Bundesliga, took on. The Gladbach captain shot the ball powerfully around a meter to the left of the goal.
Uduokhai played a ball straight back to the goalkeeper, straight into the lurking Lazaro. The next gift from the Augsburg defense, again Gladbach did not take advantage of the situation. Gikiewicz parried.
Worries grow even bigger
The concerns of the Gladbachers only got bigger in the second round. After a corner from the left, the incoming Vargas prevailed against Stindl and headed into the short corner (52nd). Augsburg had hit with the first real attempt on goal. An almost grotesque contrast to the opposite side.
As a result, Gladbach invested a lot in the offensive game and came again promisingly in front of the goal. Gikiewicz saved two shots from Thuram (53rd, 63rd), after the second attempt Lazaro headed past the empty goal in pursuit. The Augsburg goalkeeper was only beaten when Neuhaus shot from the edge of the penalty area into the right corner in a flash (68th).
Gladbach seemed on the way to an important victory, a direct acceptance from Neuhaus steered Gikiewicz around the post. The next hit fell again on the other side. After a cross, the ball came from a player from Gladbach to Richter, who hit the corner from close range (76th). In the final phase, Gladbach was unable to achieve anything. Instead, Augsburg countered the decision via Hahn (89th).