After 14 rounds, Borussia Moenchengladbach stayed seven points behind league leader Borussia Dortmund, which won the Ruhr derby 2-1 at Schalke.
Borussia Moenchengladbach are two points ahead of Bayern Munich in Bundesliga. (Source: AP)
Borussia Moenchengladbach left it late before beating Stuttgart 3-0 to reclaim second place in the Bundesliga on Sunday, with the visitors ending the game with nine men. Florian Neuhaus set up Raffael for Gladbach’s opener in the 69th minute, and then scored himself eight minutes later.
Stuttgart midfielder Erik Thommy was sent off with his second yellow in the 83rd, and Stuttgart’s misery was compounded a minute later when Benjamin Pavard scored an own-goal, injuring himself in the process.
Stuttgart coach Markus Weinzierl had already made his three substitutions, forcing his team to finish with nine players after Pavard went off.
After 14 rounds, Gladbach stayed seven points behind league leader Borussia Dortmund, which won the Ruhr derby 2-1 at Schalke on Saturday. Bayern Munich, which had moved second after its win over Nuremberg in Saturday, dropped back to third – still an improvement on fourth the week before.
Bayern remained nine points behind Dortmund.