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Borussia Mönchengladbach defeats 1. FC Köln in the Bundesliga derby

JOnas Hofmann came to the winner’s interview with a pounding skull, but that didn’t stop him from exulting in the 5-2 (2-1) triumph in the prestige derby against 1. FC Köln. “It’s going down like oil, it was a successful Sunday afternoon all round,” said Borussia Mönchengladbach’s midfielder, whose head hurt a little after an elbow check just before half-time.

Nevertheless, he danced and celebrated with his teammates in front of the enthusiastic fans. Borussia redeemed themselves with the clear 53rd Bundesliga derby victory for the 1:5 in the previous week at Werder Bremen. “It was extremely important to come back,” Hofmann emphasized the importance of the success.

For the team coached by Daniel Farke, who celebrated his first derby win against arch-rivals, scored in front of 54,042 spectators in the sold-out Borussia Park on Sunday: Marvin Friedrich (27th minute), Ramy Bensebaini (45+2, penalty kick/76th), Captain Lars Stindl (47th) and Marcus Thuram 5: 2 (90th + 1), it was the first Gladbach derby victory after three defeats in a row. “A big compliment to my team,” said Farke on the DAZN streaming service. The only thing he didn’t like was the phase after the 4:1.

Borussia deserves the lead

Meanwhile, three days after the 0-1 draw in the Conference League against Partizan Belgrade, Florian Kainz became a tragic figure for the Cologne team. The offensive player initially scored with a penalty kick to equalize in the meantime (31′), but caused Bensebaini to convert a penalty kick for Borussia before the break and was also sent off the field with a yellow card. Denis Huseinbasic scored the second FC goal in the 83rd minute. With 15 points from nine games, Gladbach has now passed Cologne (13) in sixth place in the Bundesliga table.

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