Borussia Mönchengladbach – 1. FC Köln 5: 2: Gladbach is already sixth after a turbulent derby victory

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Borussia Mönchengladbach - 1. FC Köln 5: 2: Gladbach is already sixth after a turbulent derby victory

Borussia Mönchengladbach celebrated a sovereign victory in the derby against 1. FC Köln. The 5:2 was the first success against the Rhenish rivals after the last three defeats.

Daniel Farke stood on the center line with a satisfied smile and watched with relish as his team was celebrated by the Borussia Mönchengladbach fans in the north stand. “Derby winner, derby winner, hey, hey!” chanted the supporters – the relief at the end of the black series against arch-rivals 1. FC Köln was palpable.

“It’s going down like oil. The atmosphere is great, it was an all-round successful Sunday afternoon,” said Gladbach’s national player Jonas Hofmann after the clear 5: 2 (2: 1). DAZN. Most recently, Borussia had lost three times against Cologne, and under the new coach Farke, the highest derby win since 2011 was achieved on Sunday.

“It was deserved,” Hofmann clarified: “The only drawback: we could have been a little more precise here and there.” Christoph Kramer said: “It was an incredibly important win, not just for the table, but for the atmosphere as a whole.”

Goal debutant Marvin Friedrich (27th), Ramy Bensebaini with a penalty kick (45th + 2) and low shot (76th) as well as captain Lars Stindl (47th) and Marcus Thuram (90th + 1) ensured the success in front of 54,042 spectators , in the table the Farke-Elf passed Cologne in sixth place. Florian Kainz also equalized in the meantime with a penalty kick (31st), but also initiated the defeat with his yellow-red card before the 1:2. Denis Huseinbasic (83rd) still scored the second Cologne goal.



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