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Gladbach fans with a insulting poster against Max Eberl
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Mönchengladbach remains winless in the Bundesliga: There is a narrow home defeat against RB Leipzig. Before the encounter, some fans attracted attention with a insulting poster against long-time Borussia manager Max Eberl.
RB Leipzig’s sports director Max Eberl was met with hostility from Borussia Mönchengladbach supporters on his first return to Borussia Park. For a short time, a banner referring to the long-time Gladbach sports director could be seen in the north curve during the Bundesliga game on Saturday. “First I’ll get a health certificate, then I’ll continue counting the certificate by certificate,” it read.
Eberl was depicted as a pig on a banner. There was also a protest with whistles from Gladbach fans against Leipzig.
Once again in the focus of some fans: Max Eberl
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Eberl resigned as Borussia Mönchengladbach’s sports director at the end of January 2022. The fact that the 49-year-old was linked to RB Leipzig a few months later and ultimately took a job there was met with rejection by many fans. Eberl had also been insulted with banners in the past.
A novelty for home games
In the following game, Borussia Mönchengladbach fell even deeper into crisis. Last season, tenth in the table, Leipzig lost 0-1 (0-0) and lost three home games right from the start for the first time in its Bundesliga history. In front of 50,122 spectators, the recently unlucky Timo Werner (75th) scored the winning goal for the guests, who started with six wins from seven competitive games.
Four days after the 3-1 opening win in the Champions League at Young Boys Bern, RB coach Marco Rose decided against the big rotation. Only Benjamin Sesko and Fabio Carvalho were new to the starting line-up for the first time, while Yussuf Poulsen and Emil Forsberg had to go to the bench.
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However, the hosts took command, standing compactly at the back and with a lot of commitment and strength in the duel, they took dangerous actions in front of the Leipzig goal. The first starting appearance of central defender Nico Elvedi, who extended his contract during the week, and the comeback of Manu Kone ensured stability in the host team.
Ice cold Werner
At the end of their English week, the guests lacked speed and passing accuracy against the five-man chain that Gladbach formed in defense when they lost the ball. Leipzig’s greatest opportunity to score was missed towards the end of the first half by loan player Xavi Simons, who missed Borussia keeper Moritz Nicolas with a shot from the edge of the penalty area and was also one of the more conspicuous Leipzig players.
The hosts had a little more of the game and had a great opportunity through Rocco Reitz (63′). But the midfielder, who had also extended his contract during the week, was denied from close range by former Borussia goalkeeper Janis Blaswich, who had a good game for Leipzig. On the other hand, the decision was made by substitute Werner, who made it 1-0 with a shot from a tight angle.