- Hoffenheim against Borussia Monchengladbach rarely disappoints. 29 goals scored in the last six meetings. Nagelsmann and Hecking hoping their respective teams can return to winning ways.
After conceding 5 at home to Bayern Leverkusen last time out, Gladbach needed to respond . They brought Vincenzo Grifo in, and he was so unfortunate, striking a post early on against his former club. 25 minutes in and Hoffenheim scored the first goal of the game. Former Gladbach man shoots his cross, poorly cleared. And it fell to Demirbay He made the visitors pay in some style.
2 in 2 Bundesliga games now for Demirbay It's a terrific goal. Grifo then tested Oliver Baumann yet again, as Gladback looked to fire back quickly. His deflective free kick brilliantly diverted onto the bar. Baumann again, showing his quality this season. Demirbay brilliant strike separates into two sides in front of the onlooking German National Team coach.
The second half is all about Gladbach. Having collapsed against Bayern in the second half of matchday nine, what a difference a week makes. Just after the hour Thorgan Hazard started to move he would eventually finish off, a terrific cross. The control was even better. And a finish the whole move deserved, his third Bundesliga goal of the season.
11 minutes from time, the impressive Grifo dance through push and Geiger to feed Matthias Ginter. He couldn't miss. And Hoffenheim's 22 match unbeaten home record in the Bundesliga was well and truly under threat. And three minutes later, the points were sealed. Hoffenheim failing to clear a corner. Elvedi back across for Jannik Vestergaard against his former club, to score in this fixture for the second season running. Gladbach's second straight away league win. Four Bundesliga games without a victory now for Hoffenheim.