This means that the fohlen-elf has been without success at the weser for 25 years – gladbach has not been able to win any of the last 22 bundesliga matches. No bundesliga team has waited longer for a win against a rival team. Bayern loan player nils petersen (37).) put the hanseaten on the winning streak, marko arnautovic (45.), niclas fullkrug (76.) and zlatko junuzovic (86.) completed to the ungefahrdeten victory before 42 100 spectators in the sold-out weserstadion.
"We were very, very active, we didn’t just react, we pressed the opponent non-stop," coach thomas schaaf was pleased with the improved performance of his eleven after the defeat in augsburg. "I’m much happier about the defense," said the coach. "That’s the basic requirement, that you can react so offensively. " His gladbach colleague lucien favre on the other hand was served after the defeat: "it was stupid to get the 2-0 a minute before half-time." The swiss once again recognized: "we see, we have a lot to do."
Lukas schmitz started for bremen in place of the injured clemens fritz (adductor problems), and after just one and a half minutes he beat gladbach’s goalkeeper marc-andre ter stegen with a ball from the left wing that was intended as a cross. For sebastian prodl, who returned from the international match with austria battered, assani lukimya was in the starting eleven, which showed a reaction two weeks after the 1:3 in the away match in augsburg and started with offensive urge.
In the end, however, the bremen team lacked courage. Only a standard situation brought the lead through petersen, who headed in a corner ball from de bruyne. With his confidence boosted, zlatko junuzovic (40) also tried his hand.) with a solo in the penalty area, but was stopped by ter stegen. Shortly before the break, aaron hunt played a pass into the top corner during a fast counterattack, and arnautovic tipped the ball over the outrunning ter stegen into the goal.
The gaste, for whom patrick herrmann was not substituted until the second half due to a thigh strain, started as in the 2-0 against eintracht frankfurt with lukas rupp on the right. But in the first quarter of an hour, lucien favre’s eleven showed no effort in the opponent’s half. After 18 minutes, granit xhaka fired only a warning shot at the goal guarded by sebastian mielitz.
Dangerous became the fohlen-elf by a corner of juan arango and a volley take-off of nordtveit against the crossbar. Mielitz was on the spot when arango (57) was evacuated.) tried once again to fight against the threat of defeat. The gladbach defense was completely unsettled when arnautovic was able to pass unchallenged to the unmarked fullkrug, who had just come on as a substitute. Shortly before the end, junuzovic scored the final goal with a right-footed shot.