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After coup against Bavaria: Gladbach dreams of the title

The Gladbach Sky Storms bent their arms in front of the completely euphorised fans, Matchwinner Ramy Bensebaini repeatedly kissed the lawn in Tollhaus Borussia Park

After the coup against the German record master Bavaria Munich, the players of the Bundesliga table leader let their emotions run free. The feeling of happiness did not stop with Marco Rose either, but the success coach lowered expectations in the face of upcoming titles.

Rose does not want to talk about master scale

“We left the faith a little in the cabin in the first half. We need to take him out in 90 minutes. When we are ready, we can talk about round plates and other things,”Rose said after the happy 2:1 (0:0) success.

But the competition has the foals on the (master) note for a long time, despite all the restraint. They are at the front and who is at the front has a right to it,”said Bayern’s sports director Hasan Salihamidzic.

Stindl has”a good feeling”

Since the 6th. In October the Gladbachers greet from the top of the table, through the sixth league homecoming in series they have distanced the Munich series champions to seven points.” This is a nice side effect that gives us even more confidence and a good feeling,”said Captain Lars Stindl.

The feeling in the top game was bad for a long time. Only after Ivan Perisic (49), the hosts slowly worked their way into the one-sided game until then.” The thing was inside and it didn’t matter afterwards,”Rose explained. For goalkeeper Yann Sommer, the 0:1 was also the key moment. After that one had been “courageous”: “We believed in ourselves and proved a lot of morality”.

Bensebaini becomes the Matchwinner

symbol of the turn was Bensebaini. The Algerian national player first waved a head-fall to compensate for the net (60.), in the aftermath he shot the eleventh-meter nerve-rack next to the posts (90.+2).” I train eleven meters after the training and I do everything in the game as in the training,”said the 24-year-old left defender.

His forgetfulness, however, almost killed him for the role of the cheerful match winner. When referee Marco Fritz pointed to the eleventh meter point, Bensebaini already turned off. “After the last game it was clear that Embolo no longer shoots. Then I said that I will do it. But I’d forgotten it when it was the eleventh meter. Tobias Sippel reminded me that I am the Elf Meter Protector,”Bensebaini said, thanking the Gladbach Replacement Gatekeeper for his call.


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Even though the first German championship victory after 43 years is still far away, so at least place one after the round is a realistic goal.” We’re fighting to stay up as long as we can. We must continue to invest so much power and energy,”said Sommer, who warned against the next opponents Wolfsburg, Paderborn and Hertha BSC:”We must handle this situation very carefully because we are the hunted.”

Rose likes to assume the unusual role. But the coach still saw things, “we have to work on.” But: “We can learn from a victory against Bavaria –that’s all we can do.”