Kiev (AP) – With the highest European Cup away win in 47 years, Borussia Mönchengladbach has impressively managed to hold on to his chance for the next round in the Champions League.
“Half is over, we say hello from the top,” said coach Marco Rose after the unexpectedly clear 6-0 win against Shakhtar Donetsk’s highly regarded team. “A 6-0 is certainly extraordinary. But at Schachtjor it went wrong. The boys would probably have thought otherwise,” said the Borussia coach.
THE START: From the start the Gladbachers got into the game well and gave Schachtjor little chance. “We got off to a good start quickly, got a lot of second balls and had good chances. But it was also hard work for Christoph Kramer, who would have returned to his place in defensive midfield after a break in the top match against RB Leipzig.
THE GATES: After less than half an hour, the Gladbach team decided the game. Twice Alassane Plea and an own goal from Waleri Bondar, who averted a long shot from Kramer, gave the Bundesliga an early 3-0 lead in fifth place. Ramy Bensebaini, Lars Stindl and again Plea then took the highest international away win since the 7-0 victory over IB Vestmannaeyjar in the European Cup Winners’ Cup in 1973.
THE TOP ELEVEN: Marco Rose has found his permanent team in the Champions League. Exactly in the 2: 2 line-up against Real Madrid and with only one change from the match against Inter Milan – there Breel Embolo played for Stindl – the Gladbachers in Kiev managed to win against a team that had previously won Real Madrid 3-2. had beaten. Has.
PROSPECTS: With five points, Borussia has the same number of points in the Champions League preliminary round at half-time as after the group stage in the first two participations. But the coach warned: “We have not achieved anything yet. Schachtjor will perform completely differently in Mönchengladbach in three weeks and try to turn it around,” said Rose. The goal difference of 10: 4 is certainly an added plus, but in the three return games against Donetsk, Inter and Real Madrid it can be very different for the Gladbachers. But Rose already had the next opponent in mind. “Now we first want to enjoy the result and then prove ourselves again on Sunday in Leverkusen,” said Gladbach’s coach.